Hello, my people, I hope you are doing well. Personally, I can’t complain. I’m in love with this city and I’m thankful for all the blessings and the people that I have in my life. Asheville has given me so much that there is no way for me not to love it.
I can also appreciate the efforts of fellow Ashevillians to make Asheville more embracing of diversity. Today more than ever, Latinos are gaining ground in making our presence known in the area.
BTW, did you realize that the main printed media in Asheville is now writing in Spanish? Yes, bilingualism is here to stay. Last week, The Citizen Times published at least two articles in Spanish. More on this in our Spanish version.
Ok, let’s talk about what’s coming this weekend. I promise you’re going to like it. My good friend Kris Kraft invited me to this event last year, and I was very impressed with the event as well as the folks I was able to meet. One of them, Natalie Migliarini, is a very cool blogger who travels the world writing about booze. I also met the master distiller from Casa Tequila Sauza, Fernando Avila, who came to the event directly from Guadalajara, Mexico (another Latino making his mark in Asheville).
Asheville Cocktail Week 2018
Tiki Dinner at Cucina 24, April 29, 2018
Cucina 24’s classic take on a Tiki Dinner will kick off Asheville Cocktail Week 2018.
“Second in Demand” Spirit Pairing Dinner – April 30, 2018
The “Second in Demand” dinner is a pairing dinner that will feature three sous-chefs from Asheville area restaurants. The dinner gives up-and-coming chefs a chance to shine, take the reins on a dinner, and let people know who they are!
Elixir Cocktail Competition – May 3, 2018
After four successful years of our one-day mixology event, ELIXIR, the decision was made to extend it for one week. With the growing number of regional distilleries, the event gains ground as one of the largest distilling events the East Coast has to offer!
Kentucky Derby Party – May 5, 2018
The Kentucky Derby is more than a horse race, it’s a long-standing tradition – and an excellent reason for a party!
Gospel Sunday Brunch – May 6, 2018
Cheers to the end of a successful cocktail week! This event will feature all the brunch cocktail staples (think Bloody Marys, mimosas, & Aperol Spritzes) and music by the Reggie Sullivan Band.
Thank you Asheville for your support, and most importantly for making Asheville a city that dares to dream of becoming the most inclusive city in America.