On Saturday, following our ridiculous 10k mud race, Matt and I cleaned up and classed it up to attend a fun food and wine event right here in Chapel Hill!
The event, called Terra Vita, was all about celebrating the local best in sustainable food and beverage. In their words, Terra Vita brings together “some of the finest biodynamic and organically-grown wines and microbrews in the world with some of the very best North Carolina chefs, known and celebrated for their outstanding reputations and chosen for their devotion and allegiance to locally-grown organic ingredients.” Sounds awesome, right? It was. :)
The event took place in a big tent (perfect since it was raining when we arrived) filled with tables where local food and drink vendors waited for us to enjoy what they had to offer.
We attended with my high school friend Hilary and her husband Brent, and we all had a great time tasting and sipping the day away!
I was STARVING after our race, so it was perfect timing for a food tasting. Chefs were in attendance from the following local restaurants/stores:
Matt and I were excited to see a number of our local favorites (noted on my FAQ page) in attendance, as well as some that were new to us.
Everything was absolutely delicious. I think I made it to every single booth. No big deal.
Mmmm… The Pig. Their pulled pork BBQ sandwiches and slaw were so good!
LOVED these pumpkin and sweet potato muffins from Organic Bakies!
Chapel Hill Creamery has THE best cheese. Especially their smoked mozzarella! It tastes like BBQ but in cheese form.
These Anna Mae Breads sweet potato rolls filled with BBQ pulled pork and other deliciousness were one of the other major highlights of the day:
Bacon meatballs? Heck yes.
Sweet potato pastries + bacon? Double hell yes.
The wine was amazing, too. I didn’t try any of the beer since my glass was too busy with wine, but a Fat Tire guy was there and the boys were all over it.
Loved this wine:
And this one:
And many others that I neglected to photograph.
What an amazing day!
It was nice to have such a fun-filled Saturday because I spent all day yesterday studying biochem. We have our first big exam this morning — wish me luck! I just took a nice hour long walk this morning around my neighborhood with my notes — multitasking at its finest.
Unfortunately I’ll be spending all of today studying, too, because tomorrow morning is our first Medical Nutrition Therapy exam. Bust!
Have a good one. :)
p.s. For those of you in the Chapel Hill/Durham area, check out Tanya’s blog for a chance to win a free entry in the October 16th Durham Ramblin’ Rose Women’s Half Marathon!