ASHEVILLE — Savor the authentic sights, aromas, and flavors inspired by open-air food markets of Central America during Sobremesa at Salvage Station from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, July 10, as part of the Chow Chow Asheville Culinary Festival.

Sample 15 mouth-watering small dishes while watching Asheville's most celebrated Latinx chefs showcase their techniques as they cook over an open fire, while fresh churro batter sizzles and cheese melts from a pupusa onto a hot griddle.

Tickets are $125 and include cocktail hour with refreshing cocktails, wines and beers; an array delicious tapas created in collaboration by a team of talented chefs; live Latin music, a thoughtful conversation highlighting the role of immigration in our region’s foodways.

Sobremesa, which means “over the table,” describes the ritual of families and friends lingering over a meal to chat — often into the early morning hours. It’s when the food coma kicks in, but you just want to relax and be in each other’s company, occasionally picking at leftovers or refilling your glass.

In honor of Asheville’s vibrant Latinx/Hispanic community, this event will celebrate the rich and diverse food traditions that stretch from Mexico to the Southernmost tip of Argentina — including such items as lamb neck birria, rabbit hoe cake, chicharron pupusas, Venezuelan tequenos con guasacaca and much much more.

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