Foodtopia and a Taste of Forbidden Fruit
As legend would have it, tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a small but intimate city, there is a remarkable variety and an abundance of local culinary delights, and a magical Chef who has taken a Bite of the Forbidden Fruit.
This is Asheville… this is Foodtopia.
On the weekend of September 19th, you are invited to join Mark Rosenstein, magical chef and author of “In Praise of Apples” for an entire weekend of Forbidden Fruit.
Saturday at break of day you will be escorted by Mark through the UNCA Tailgate Market, where mark buys fresh produce and local products to serve at his fabulous restaurant The Market Place or his newest addition, Bar 100, where all the food is grown or produced within 100 miles of Asheville. This is Asheville… this is Foodtopia.
Sunday morning well after sunrise and just before noon you are invited to the personal kitchen of Mark Rosenstein for a demonstration and tasting of recipes from “In Praise of Apples” This is a gathering of the Foodtopia Society…a Legendary Experience.
Saturday, September 20th at 7:30 am
-Meet Mark Rosenstein at the UNCA Tailgate Market
Saturday Night, September 20th
-We recommend Dinner at Market Place or Bar 100
-Cost: At your discretion
Sunday, September 21st at 11:00am
-Meet Mark Rosenstein at his home.
-Enjoy a two hour demonstration and tasting
-Receive an Autographed copy of “In Praise of Apples”
-Cost: $100.00 for two or single for $65.00
About our magical Chef: Mark Rosenstein is the founder of the Market Place and has operated it since 1979. The restaurant has been committed to local , seasonal preparation since its inception.
Mark wrote “In Praise of Apples” and is currently working on a revision of that book as well as working on another. Mark studied with Simone Beck (partner to Julia Child), Madeline Kamman at the Beringer School for American Chefs and he completed a stage at the 3-star Michelin restaurant Le Moulin de Mougins under Roger Verge, located in the south of France. He has been certified by the American Culinary Federation as ‘Certified Executive Chef’.
Working with Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, he has been a part-time culinary instructor and guest lectuer. Mark wrote “In Praise of Apples” and is currently working on a revision of that book as well as working on another. Recently, he was inducted into the Chavalier de Tastevin, a Burgundian wine society and is a member of the “Trois Glorieuses” chapter, in Vougeot, France. He is also a Chavalier in the Confrerie de Pochouse, based in Meursault, a society celebrating traditions of the “good life.”
Email or phone us at 1-800-251-2454 to receive your place at these very special events.