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      Richie’s Alliance for Autism ‘Taste’ culinary event in Waynesville

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      April 24, 2019

      Wednesday   4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

      49 Cupp Ln.
      Waynesville, North Carolina 28786

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      Richie’s Alliance for Autism ‘Taste’ culinary event

      April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Richie’s Alliance for Autism will hold three days of charity events, April 22 – 24, providing outreach to Haywood County’s ASD children. 
      The Richie's Alliance ‘Taste’ event is from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Laurel Ridge Country Club and Event Center. Presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, this is WNC’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs, wineries, and brew masters — all coming together to donate their time and talent to help make Autism more understood. 
      “This year, we’ve designated the Haywood County Exceptional Children’s Program as the beneficiary of funds raised,” said Louis Perrone, co-founder of Richie’s Alliance.
      ‘Taste’ attendees will sample signature dishes from local restaurants and top culinary talent, in an evening of gourmet food, wine, local brews and spirits. Shop the silent auction tables to benefit Haywood County Exceptional Children’s Program.
      Auctioneer Allen Brasington will host the live auction, with items including: A Royal Caribbean (RCCL) seven-day cruise for two; ‘Cop for a Day’ with the Maggie Valley Police Department; Classic Arcade Video Game cocktail-style; ‘Paint and Sip’ evening for 20 with master artist Jo Ridge Kelley; private wine class for 10 at Frankie’s; a Harrah’s Cherokee overnight get-a-way; and a photo safari for four with naturalist and photographer Ed Kelley.
      Beginning at 4:30 p.m., VIP guests will experience the exclusive VIP Pol Roger Champagne tasting, with wine from around the globe, early admission to the Taste event; VIP: $100 per guest.
      General admission begins at 5:30 p.m. and offers an evening of spectacular food, wine and local craft beers. Bid on silent auction items, dance to a live band and enjoy the live auction. GA tix: $50 per guest.

      To order tickets and see a list of participating restaurants, wineries and breweries, visit

      Categories: Food & Wine | Fundraising & Charity

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.