Posana Supports ASAP’s Growing Minds Program with 9th Annual Benefit Dinner on May 18th

Asheville – Posana restaurant will continue its commitment to Asheville
charity, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program, by hosting its 9th annual benefit dinner on Thursday, May 18th.

PosanaPosana, a contemporary American restaurant in downtown Asheville is dedicated to serving
local, seasonal and sustainable cuisine and works closely with area farms and small purveyors to guarantee the best ingredients. They have hit record fundraising levels for the previous two years and hope to exceed that with their 2017 dinner.

Posana will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the special one-night-only menu to the ASAP to support the Growing Minds Program. Throughout the evening, guests have the option of ordering off the special menu created for the evening with local ingredients.

The ‘Growing Minds’ menu will feature ingredients from area farms and purveyors and will
highlight ingredients that are at their peak in Western North Carolina this May, such as beets, eggs, local cheeses and local greens. Many of Posana’s regular purveyors are donating ingredients to show their support of the cause.

“We are thrilled to support the ASAP for another year,” says Posana Co-owner and Executive Chef Peter Pollay. “Children’s health and wellness starts with their food and food education. The ASAP is connecting them with farms and farmers in a way that will transform how they think about food. We are proud to be part of that.”

“You want to get people excited about whole, nutritious ingredients? Let them grow it
themselves. Not only will it taste better, but they will gain a whole new appreciation for where food comes from,” Pollay adds.

ASAP’s Growing Minds Program enriches the education of younger generations by connecting students with local farms. Developing strong relationship with local food and teaching kids the benefit of supporting local growers and producers will help maintain a sustainable, healthy community.

Posana, which is owned by Mandara Hospitality Group, regularly sources from over 64 local
purveyors and farmers along with its own West Asheville urban garden, which saw a massive expansion last year to include hooped beds to lengthen the growing season.

Reservations can be made by calling 828-505-3969.

About Posana:
Posana® restaurant is a contemporary American restaurant located in downtown Asheville on Historic Pack Square focused on serving local, seasonable and sustainable cuisine. The
restaurant sources unprocessed, premium ingredients from over 64 different local purveyors and farmers and regularly changes the menu. Posana is part of Mandara Hospitality Group, which was founded by Peter and Martha Pollay in 2016. To find out more, visit: posanarestaurant.com.

1 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 505-3969