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Taste Of Transylvania Scheduled For May 2


April 24, 2017

Sixteen restaurants will serve their best dishes at this year's Taste of Transylvania.

On May 2, the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF), in partnership with First Citizens Bank will host the 2017 Taste of Transylvania. This fundraiser will feature 16 Transylvania County restaurants and caterers providing "tastes" of appetizers, entrees and desserts, as well as wine donated from Broad Street Wines and beer donated by Oskar Blues.

Tickets are available online at the TCSEF website as well as at the reception desk at the Morris Education Center at 225 Rosenwald Lane.

The event will open at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour to allow ticketholders to obtain a beverage (each ticket includes two drink vouchers for those over 21) and to browse the amazing auction items available during the silent auction. The auction features items donated by area businesses and include artwork, food items, spa gifts and more. Transylvania County Schools teachers and staff will also be attending to highlight and discuss some of the innovative and creative grant projects that have been funded through TCSEF.

TCSEF welcomes 16 restaurants to this year's event, including Blue Ridge Bakery, Blue Smoke BBQ and Dugan's Pub that were the "best of" winners at the 2016 event. Favorites such as Cedar Mountain Café, The Chubwagon, Jamie's Creole Brasserie, Jordan Street Café, and The Pavilion at Key Falls Inn, Schenck Job Corps' Culinary Arts and The Falls Landing will all be returning this year. We are excited to welcome new restaurants such as Magpie Meat and Three, Dahlia's on the Davidson, Wine Down and The Velvet Cup will participate as will Brevard College Catering and Mayberry's after a few year's absence.

While ticketholders are bidding on auction items, three guest judges will begin sampling the food and scoring each dish in the three categories. At 6 p.m. guests will begin sampling the food and live music by the Jason DeCristofaro Trio will be featured.

Ticketholders will be able to vote for their overall favorite. The winners of each category selected by the judges, as well as the Taster's Choice, will be awarded at the end of the night.

TCSEF, which is a nonprofit that exists to promote, develop, and encourage public and private support of the Transylvania County Schools, has benefited from the Taste of Transylvania each year through a steady growth in fundraising that has awarded $18,000 in grants to Transylvania County Schools' teachers and staff in both 2016 and 2017. By providing financial support for programs and projects that are not funded through government revenues, TCSEF is a leading resource for helping to preserve, maintain, advance and enrich public education in Transylvania County.

Taste of Transylvania is an example each year of how community members come together to support Transylvania County Schools through an evening of fun. Tickets for the sixth annual Taste of Transylvania are on sale now at


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