Friday, August 26, 2011

3 star chefs in Blowing Rock

This September, Crippen’s Country Inn & Restaurant in Blowing Rock hosts three N.C. chefs who have been recognized by James Beard Award voting panels in recent years.

Each will be cooking a meal, with chef Stan Chamberlain and his team, on a Tuesday night for the inn.

First up, Sept. 13, is Charlotte's own Bruce Moffett of Barrington's, a semifinalist for best chef in the Southeast in 2009. Sept. 20, Bill Smith of Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill, named an American Classic restaurant by the Beard group in 2011, makes the trek. Sept. 27, it's Keith Rhodes of Catch in Wilmington, named a semifinalist for best chef Southeast in 2011.

Tickets for each dinner are $63, and diners can plan on meeting the chefs. Reservations: or 877-295-3487.