This past Saturday (8/15/09) I was privileged to attend a Celebrity Chef VIP Party at the beautiful Esmeralda Hotel located in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. Nestled within the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, The Esmeralda is a premier destination for any occasion. Tension melts away as you relax and take in the absolutely stunning views of Chimney Rock, the Rocky Broad River, and the surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge.

And as if that wasn't enough, VH1's Celebrity Chef, Michael Parise is opening "Parise's New American Bistro" in The Esmeralda. Parise’s New American Bistro will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be featuring, Traditional American comfort foods with complimentary wine pairings, and "farm to table" local produce.

After spending the evening with the charismatic Chef Parise and sampling his tantalizing fare I am sure this new partnership will be a huge success. Don't take my word for it, make reservations now and enjoy this extraordinary experience for yourself.

Not to leave anyone out, I want to mention that I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other special guests as well:
Trey Pennington
Gary @ AskAsheville & GSocialMedia
Melanie Muse Moore with Asheville Citizen-Times (and her family)
Angela Ballinger, Anotions Graphic Design (her husband, cousin and her husband)
Justin Brackett, Social Village
Hendersonville Epicurean
Blog Hendersoville
Blind Lyle Films
and I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting.

A special Thank You to Gary (for setting it all up) Chef Parise (for the delicious food) and the Staff and Owners of The Esmeralda for their gracious hospitality.


a49erfangirl said...

That sounds like it was a blast! By the picture the Hotel looks beautiful!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

We have been to Chimney Rock, but only to go to the actual park.. I would love to go to this hotel though!! It sounds amazing!

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