SSF to celebrate Bastille Day with French-inspired potluck dinner

Published 2:23 pm Friday, July 6, 2012

The Pine Crest Inn in Tryon will host the Slow Food Foothills French-inspired potluck dinner Sunday, July 15 form 4:30-6:30 p.m. (photo submitted by Jo Rytter)

Slow Food Foothills (SFF) invites you to celebrate slow food and vast wines Sunday, July 15 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Pine Crest Inn in Tryon. All are welcome to get into the French convivial spirit and share a French-themed potluck dish along with community spirit.
Another “treat” will include an inside glimpse of the 1906 Pine Crest Inn, which is under new operational management. The group choose winners in French-themed categories for foods brought in and receive door prizes. Categories include the following dishes:
Facile d’ete – Simple Summer Fare – five or fewer ingredients
Cuisine Classique – traditional French dish
Legumes Seul – only vegetables
Fusion francaises – American classic with a French flair
Bon Bons Fantastique – French-inspired desserts
Biologique et Locale – organic and local
The SFF night’s agenda will include the outcome of the first Slow Food Foothills spring fundraiser at Overmountain Winery, which was held on May 20. Almost 300 people attended and the event made more than $4,000 in profit.
Attendees will also learn how they can join in on a number of slow food community projects directly within our foothills area.
Unlike some SFF potlucks, this is not a BYOB dinner. Rather, select wines by the bottle or glass and a wide selection of beers and spirits will be on offer for purchase. Mark Parsons, operations manager of Pine Crest Inn, is creating a special Bastille Day Wine Spritzer that will be sold by the glass.
For more information about Slow Food Foothills, contact Carol Lynn Jackson at or Mindy Wiener at
– article submitted by Jo Rytter

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