NEW LOCATION for “Taste of Swannanoa” THIS FRIDAY !

Please note the NEW LOCATION for “Taste of Swannanoa” THIS FRIDAY ! We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The new venue IS handicapped accessible.

A few tickets are still available for the Swannanoa Business Association’s  “Taste of Swannanoa” on Friday January 28 at 7 p.m. at the Warren-Wilson Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall which is behind the church on Warren Wilson campus.  It will NOT be held at the Beacon Event Hall.

Included is food or drink from twelve Swannanoa establishments as well as wine, beer, soft drinks, raffles, live music, and an exhibit by the proposed N.C. Textile and Culture Museum in Swannanoa!

Participating are Michael Gentry of “Everyone Cooks”, who teaches weekly organic gourmet classes open to the public at Warren Wilson College and Susi Gott Séguret, the French chef and director of the Seasonal School of Culinary Arts (Swannanoa) which features international professional chefs.

Did you know another participant, Okie Dokie’s Smokehouse, was voted third best Bar-B-Que in all of WNC by Mountain Xpress Magazine, that Anne Foreman of Anne’s Custom Catering has just returned from a catering job in California, or that Eye Scream Parlour uses only Hershey’s?

Were you aware that Auntie M’s Pies are sell all over WNC? Also participating will be the makers of some of the best meatloaf, pizza, pasta, ice cream, and pastries in Western N.C.

Planning the Taste of Swannanoa has been interesting because many restaurants and caterers did not know about each other and few knew about our chocolate roaster, Black Mountain Chocolate in Beacon Village  who buys and sells dark chocolate all over the world and supplies most local chocolatiers with their dark chocolate.

Dinner music will be provided by “Joe Hallock and the Flat Creek Boys” whose wonderful fiddler is a Swannanoa resident.

Table decorations will be done by Jeff Seitz at Appalachian Creek Nursery and Landscape.

T-A-D-S, also of Swannanoa, is doing the recycling of trash, utensils, plates, cups, and napkins.

An fascinating exhibit will be on display showing preliminary ideas for the North Carolina Museum of Textile and Culture in Swannanoa.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed one week to February 4. Call 828.337.4178 for more information.

Watch for “A Taste of Swannanoa” on MY40 -TV on Thursday January 27 at 9 a.m. and hear more about us on WWNC and WKSF 99.9 !

Directions:  Take I-40 Exit 55 to Highway 70 East. Turn left onto Warren Wilson Road at the Shell Station. Warren-Wilson Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall is at the top of the hill on the left just past the walkover at the college.

Tickets are $15 (seniors $10, children under 12 are $7) and are available at the Doghouse and Dairy Bar, Chow Time Pizza, via email at, or at 828.337.4718 or 686-3841. Tickets will be sold at the door for $18 until they run out. Call now to reserve yours.

Black Mountain tickets are at Dreams Salon & Spa beside Morris & Sons car lot on US 70.

Proceeds will go to a Swannanoa charity and diners are asked to bring a warm coat, food, child’s backpack, or personal hygiene product for a Swannanoa Valley charity.


Auntie M’s Pies

Anne’s Custom Catering

Beacon Bistro

Black Mountain Chocolate

Chow Time Pizza

Doghouse and Dairy Bar

“Everyone Cooks”

Eye Scream Parlour

Fresh As Can Bee Catering

Moments Cafe and Patisserie

Okie Dokie’s Smokehouse

Seasonal School of Culinary Arts


Janet Burhoe-Jones
Swannanoa Business Association
P.O. Box 1124
Swannanoa, N.C. 28778

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