Asheville, N.C. – Celebrate global fusion in Asheville style with Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina at its after-hours event, "A Sample of Eclectic Asheville" at Ophelia's World Café on Wednesday, July 21, from 5:30-7 p.m.
PRAWNC members and their guests will enjoy the opportunity to sample a selection of hors d'oevres prepared under the direction of Chef Eric Jump. Jump, and Ophelia's, is known for the use of locally sourced ingredients from Asheville farmers, as well as the freshest boat seafood from the North Carolina coast.
The fare will include mini crab cakes, a Middle Eastern Mezza featuring hummus with pita and vegetables, spinach rolls with goat cheese, grilled chicken satay skewered with an Asian peanut sauce, and a distinctive tiered cheese and fruit sculpture.
"I'm always thrilled to showcase locally sourced foods at Ophelia's, particularly so for the Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina," says Jump. The restaurant's arrayed selection of beer, wine, and microbrews will be available to PRAWNC members on a cash basis.
Additionally, PRAWNC members choosing to follow the evening's networking and sampler selection with a meal can expect a selection of organic, grass fed, and vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free options.
"The incredible buzz and upward trend-setting image of PRAWNC this year has been precedent setting," says Amy Smialowicz Fowler, past-president and 2009 financial chairman. "This is our moment, as communications professionals, to do our part to enhance Western North Carolina's economic growth. What better way than by spotlighting local food with a global sensibility?"
Public Relations Association of Western North Carolina hosts "A Sample of Eclectic Asheville" at the Ophelia's World Café, Wednesday, July 21, from 5:30-7 p.m. The cost is $12 for members, and $15 for non-members and includes a non-alcoholic beverage and hors d'oevres. Ophelia's World Café is located at 15 Eagle Street. For more information or to RSVP, contact Amy Smialowicz Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Last day to RSVP is Friday, July 16.