The Asheville Truffle Experience will rock the mountains from Friday through Sunday, February 11th through 13th, 2022, with multiple mouth-watering sessions spiraling out from the Haywood Park Hotel in beautiful downtown Asheville. Guests will plunge into the mystery of this ultra-prized ingredient, the magical Tuber melanosporum—otherwise known as the Périgord (Black Winter) Truffle—traditionally hailing from the deep, dark woods of France, Italy and Spain, but now also cultivated in both the northwest and the southeast of the United States.
The event will kick off at 5:00pm on Friday the 11th, at a unique and spacious residence overlooking Asheville, with a welcome tasting featuring multiple truffled appetizers and a chance to mingle and share stories with other true truffle aficionados.
Saturday morning the 12th will begin with an educational session, in the Burgundy Room of the Cellar at Isa's Bistro (Haywood Park), and will feature experts in the field of truffle history and cultivation. Saturday afternoon will continue with a culinary demo & tasting, at the site of Friday's welcome. Participants will prepare Oeufs Cocotte à la Truffe, Truffled Parmesan Crisps, Salade Verte with Truffle Vinaigrette, and Truffled Chocolate Bistro Cake with Truffled Whipped Cream.
On Saturday evening, guests will be delighted with a selection of provocative dishes during a special seated wine-paired Truffle Extravaganza, prepared by Chef Peter Crockett, in the Cellar that graces the Haywood Park Hotel.
On Sunday the 13th we will head out to the truffle orchard at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, overseen by Dr. Jeanine Davis. There we will witness Monza the truffle dog in action with her marvelous human Lois Martin, observe the various stages of a truffle orchard in production, and sample some truffle snacks before departing.
Pricing for the entire weekend is available in several packages. You may also register for individual sessions à la carte.
Covid protocol: All attendees should be vaccinated and boosted, and/or present a negative Covid test, taken within 24 hours of the event, upon arrival. Masks are to be worn at all times when not actively eating and drinking.
Note: Haywood Park Hotel is offering a 10% discount to ATE attendees, as long as rooms are available. Call the front desk ((828-252-2522) and ask for the truffle discount.