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American Dance Festival will present The Boiled Peanut Hour®: A Live Cooking Show About Southern Identities with cookbook authors and brothers Matt and Ted Lee, The Durham Hotel executive chef Andrea Reusing, and North Carolina born/New York City based choreographer Mark Dendy. This live show has the group cooking, storytelling, and trash-talking while preparing dishes from the Southern canon that send up the differences between home cooks and professional chefs, and dramatize how tasty it is to be a Southerner. Complimentary pre-show nibbles and cocktails, courtesy of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, will be provided in the theater lobby. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available, which include a ticket to the performance and an after-show four-course dinner with the performers at The Durham Hotel prepared by Andrea Reusing. (VIP tickets are $250 with proceeds benefitting the ADF Scholarship Fund.)
Join 13 Rise Biscuit & Donuts locations as they partner with local breweries and beverage companies to compete in the Big Biscuit Showdown. Each Rise chef will prepare a special biscuit and donut to be paired with a craft-made beverage, accompanying the flavor profile of the biscuits and donuts. The public will then taste and vote on their favorite combinations, electing a Big Biscuit Showdown champion.
Participating beverage companies include Bean Traders Coffee, Wicked Weed Brewery, Fullsteam Brewery, Steel String Brewery, and Ponysaurus Brewery. This is a food event you won’t want to miss, with proceeds going to the Duke Cancer Institute.
Celebrate local food with samples from Durham and Chapel Hill-based chefs, paired with wines from around the world. This intimate event will allow attendants to experience and learn more about the local culinary scene while also learning about international wines. Food will be sampled from Scott Howell of Nana’s, Michael Lee of M Sushi, Bill Smith of Crooks Corner, Eric Montagne if Standard Foods, Charlie Deal of JuJube, Brandon Sharp of Carolina Crossroads at the Carolina Inn, Aaron Benjamin of Gocciolina, Jim Wald of Glasshalfull, Tim Lyons of Blu Seafood and Kevin Callaghan of ACME.
The event will also raise money for Keep Durham Beautiful, a volunteer organization working with the City of Durham’s General Services Department and the County of Durham to bring private businesses, citizens and community organizations together to conserve and enhance the appearance and environment of Durham.
Tickets will be available for sale on June 16 at 11 a.m. on DPACnc.com or Ticketmaster.com.
TerraVita has grown from one tasting event into a four-day festival led by James Beard Foundation-nominated chefs, nationally-acclaimed cookbook authors, award-winning journalists and food artisans, winemakers, baristas, craft brewers and distillers. Several hallmark features of past TerraVita festivals are returning this year. Tickets to this Chapel Hill-based food festival will go on sale in May, 2017.