Hosting a Holiday Cheese & Cocktail Party Workshop at Table

Holiday Hosting with Jen Splain and Brenton Vasconcellos
What to do when company arrives

Sunday, December 17th (new date due to snow storm)
1pm – 3pm
$40/ person
Reserve your spot today by emailing: [email protected]

The Imperial Life
48 College Street
Asheville, NC

Throwing a holiday party or get-together doesn’t have to be stressful…Wow your guests this holiday season with tricks-of- the-trade from The Imperial Life’s bar manager, Jen Splain, and 5 Walnut’s cheese monger, Brenton Vasconcellos. Learn how to throw the perfect cheese & cocktail party that will far surpass your guest’s expectations!
Jen and Brenton will give guided instruction and recipes for a three-course cheese & cocktail party.

Course One: A simple pairing to greet your guests with.
Course Two: An original cocktail and hand-crafted appetizer to delight visitors as they settle in.
Course Three: A show-stopping pairing to end the party that will leave a lasting impression.

With these recipes, techniques and tips, you’ll be the talk of the town!

Epicurean Note: Cocktails, cheeses, and hor d’ovre recipes get more complex with each course. There will be samples of everything for tasting.

The Imperial Life is an inspired and intimate cocktail bar and lounge upstairs from Table in downtown Asheville. The seasonal menu features an extensive spirit selection, local beers, acclaimed craft cocktails and wines showcasing lesser-known varietals. Inventive small plates celebrate all things raw, cured and aged: house-made charcuterie, artisan cheeses, pickles and upscale / southern inspired snacks and small plates.

The owners of 5 Walnut are passionate and focused about sharing the Local Love. From the bar’s homey and beautifully crafted interior down to the food and beverage menu, 5 Walnut focuses on featuring local fare and products.

The space features a beautiful bar and tables topped with maple from Spruce Pine built by woodworker Peter White (Logan’s cousin) of Boone, barstools by local chair-maker Brian Boggs and cocktail tables made of salvaged wood by craftsman Thomas Taggard. One long wall of the bar is a gorgeous mural by well-known local artist Ben Betsalel. 5 Walnut also has live music every night and makes it a priority to book local bands.

Adjacent to 5 Walnut is the owner’s latest project: 5 Walnut Cheese Bar. Offering a variety of cheeses, charcuterie, and other local fare, the Cheese Bar brings the finest of “fromage” for you to enjoy with a glass of wine and/or to take home.



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