Livin’ La Terra Vita

What’s going on in my world right now? 

Well, for one thing, I am counting the days until Terra Vita, an awesome event highlighting sustainable foods, beers, wines and coffees taking place in Chapel Hill for the second year in a row.  The host/coordinator is Colleen Minton, a charismatic and beautiful redhead whose spirit is infectious.  She has used her many talents to procure chefs and farmers from all over our awesome state to come together for a great day of food, fun and drink.  It was my favorite event of 2010, and that is why I anxiously await the weekend of September 24th where good times will roll all over again.

For more information, check out  I’m not sure if any tickets are left, but if there are, don’t miss out on a super good time supporting our local farmers and chefs.

This year, in addition to the walk-around tasting, there will be a sustainable classroom where tremendous speakers will talk about wine, food, farm & garden or sustainable agriculture.  I am particularly excited about hearing Max Kast, Wine Director & Sommelier at the Fearrington House.  He is going to talk about American wines made using biodynamic practices and the great beers made in North Carolina.  Can I get a woop woop?  

I often hear people tell me they are looking for cool things to do.  My answer for the month of September:  If you want to have one of the coolest experiences in NC, come to Terra Vita.  Stephen and I will be there ready to eat, drink and serve.

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