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Tickets still available for next weekend's TerraVita in Chapel Hill

TerraVita, the annual food and beverage festival held at Chapel Hill’s Southern Village green, is next weekend.

The grand tasting is 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 and $65 tickets are still available. There are several other dinners and events on Thursday and Friday as well. To see a full schedule, go to terravitaevent.com.

As more incentive to attend the grand tasting event, the organizers are holding an auction full of prizes for food lovers to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. One hundred percent of the auction proceeds will go to the foundation. Among the items up for bid are:

  • a tasting menu for two at Herons at Cary’s Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary;.
  • a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings for six people at Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill.
  • a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings for four people at An Cuisines restuarant in Cary.
  • a full season subscription for Coon Rock Farm’s CSA, a visit and tour of the farm, and a tasting menu for four people at Piedmont restaurant in Durham.
  • a pizza-making session with Phoebe Lawless at Scratch in Durham with wines paired by Jay Murrie from Piedmont Wine Imports.
  • dinner for eight in your own home prepared by chef Charlie Deal, owner of Dos Perros in Durham and Jujube in Chapel Hill.

To see the entire list of auction items, go to terravitaevent.com/TerraVITA/CysticFibrosis.html
 

Save the date for TerraVITA in Chapel Hill

There was a possibility that TerraVITA, an annual food and wine event in Chapel Hill, would be no more.

Organizer Colleen Minton had done the event for three years on her own, in her spare time and barely making any money on the endeavor. This year, she had to take a fulltime job, which left her wondering if she would have the time and energy to continue organizing TerraVITA.

Well the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau has come to the rescue. The organization has provided funding so Minton can hire two part-time employees to help her organize the event. Minton will still run the show but won’t have to do as much legwork.

And now, Minton has set a date for this fall’s event: Oct. 10-12. Tickets will go on sale online July 12 at TerraVITAevent.com.

TerraVITA is an unusual event that lets attendees sample food from some of the best chefs and artisan food purveyors in North Carolina as well as sample great biodynamic and organic wines and North Carolina microbrews.

TerraVITA set for Sept. 24, tickets on sale now

TerraVITA Food & Wine Event is now set for 1-4 p.m. Sept. 24 in Chapel Hill. The event focuses on serving up biodynamic and organically-grown wines and microbrews and food from local chefs known for using locally-grown organic ingredients.

Earlier this year, I named it one of three must-attend annual food events in the Triangle.

Tickets cost $65 for the main event or $55 for your group's designated driver. Go HERE to order tickets.

Beyond the tasting, this year's event features a sustainable classroom session in the morning. Starting at 9 a.m., participants can hear speakers in four topic areas: wine, food, farming and sustainable culture. Participants can enjoy coffee and pastries during the morning sessions and then gain early entrance to the afternoon event if they buy a combined ticket for $90. If you only buy tickets to the morning event, those cost $35.
 

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