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Restaurants and Dining Events in Asheville : Big Game Banquet

The tenth annual Lasher Family and Friends Big Game Banquet will happen on March 28th at the Crest Pavilion on Crest Mountain from 6 until 9pm. Fare will include regional preparations of game meats from around North America, including bison & venison steaks, Louisiana crawfish boil, Pacific coast salmon, East Carolina quail and more! Guests will enjoy live entertainment from Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition, presented by 99.9 KISS Country and magnificent wildlife displays by Wilderness Taxidermy and Outfitters.

Event proceeds will go to a scholarship fund, currently held by Eblen Charities and created by the Lasher Family. This scholarship benefits students pursuing a career in wildlife management and conservation. Also, the National non-profit organization, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, will be raffling items to raise money for the organization. In 2007, FHFH and GameDinner.com worked together to feed over 2,500 meals of healthy, lean, hunter-donated venison to hungry people in Buncombe, Madison and Haywood Counties.

Ticket prices are $50 for adults, and $40 for kids. Reserved tables for eight are available for $360. To purchase a ticket or table, visit the GameDinner Store.

For those who can’t get enough bison steak, also happening soon is a tasting event, being held by Asheville’s Exchange of Restaurateurs and Women Chefs on Monday, March 3 at Stovetrotters Restaurant on Sweeten Creek Road. Food will include crab, buffalo steak and bread pudding.

The food-tasting event starts with cocktails and socializing time at 6:30pm followed by a meeting, bread tasting and baking demonstration.

Tickets are $20, and include a beverage of your choosing. Participants must register by next Friday. For information and registration for the Asheville’s Exchange event, call (877) 927-7787.

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