GPI’s EDISON Restauant New Asheville Wine Festival Title Sponsor

EDISON at The Grove Park Inn Joins the Asheville Wine & Food Festival
as the Title Sponsor

The Asheville Wine & Food Festival is pleased to announce that EDISON, The Grove Park Inn’s much-anticipated restaurant, will serve as the title sponsor of this year’s Festival, held August 20-24, in downtown Asheville.

“We are thrilled to be working with The Grove Park Inn,” says Asheville Wine & Food Festival Director Bob Bowles. “EDISON’s focus on the local food culture and flavors is the perfect match for the Festival, which also celebrates Asheville’s culinary ethos.”

The new restaurant, which opens in July, is named for Thomas Edison, who used to frequent the Inn with fellow innovators Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford. EDISON puts an inventive spin on Southern comfort food that’s worthy of its namesake, serving dishes such as house made whole milk ricotta with sweet peas, chicken and waffles with local honey and Carolina Scotch eggs. EDISON will pay equal attention to its libations with hand-crafted cocktails and local craft beer including a signature Centennial Ale in celebration of the Inn’s 100th anniversary.

Image: Grove Park Inn

“EDISON at The Grove Park Inn is proud to be the title sponsor of the 2013 Asheville Wine & Food Festival,” says Tracey Johnston-Crum, the Inn’s marketing director. “The festival has grown into an amazing annual event that showcases the culinary best of the area, and as The Grove Park Inn commemorates its Centennial, we are excited to offer our support and partnership to this dynamic community celebration.”

Get a taste of EDISON at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival’s Grand Tasting on August 24 at the U.S. Cellular Center. Tickets cost $55 general admission or $75 for VIP and available for purchase at

About the Asheville Wine & Food Festival
In its fifth year, the Asheville Wine & Food Festival celebrates the thriving local culinary scene. Four signature events over five days—WNC Chefs Challenge, ELIXIR, SWEET and the Grand Tasting—feature the area’s best food, wine, beer, and spirits, plus cooking demonstrations, the WNC Chefs Challenge finale, and a chance to meet cookbook authors, farmers, chefs and winemakers. More at

Asheville Wine Festival
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About The Grove Park Inn
Located amid the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Grove Park Inn has delighted guests with luxurious comforts and indulgent hospitality since 1913. For more information about The Grove Park Inn or to book a stay, please contact (800) 438-5800; email [email protected]; or visit