Lex 18, an Appalachian inspired cuisine moonshine bar, brings to you an immersive comedy melodrama dinner show set in Asheville in 1926. The theme of the party centers around an open casket wake for the great Dr. E.W. Grove. The Irish wake is hosted by five vaudevillian friends who together with guests lament, sing, reminisce, toast, dance, perform magic tricks, and enjoy the occasional drink.

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Photo courtesy of Lex 18

The experience is an immersion. Uniquely designed dinner experience is centered around the theme of classical vaudeville melodrama with a twist of fictionalized and historical facts, setting, and personages. The entire dinner is integrated with a cast of guests, wait staff and host characters. Guests can expect to feel that they are part of the show, not just watching and enjoy living in the times of 1926. Formal period dress is required for the dinner to ensure that it is a completely immersive experience for all.

The menu includes a wine and whiskey reception with a no host bar that is set as an opportunity to prime the pump for lamenting, weeping, and laughing. Followed with a beginning appetizer of artisan cheese, apple butter, Appalachian chow chow, and fresh baked bread. The Heart of the Matter or the main course is served with your choice of short ribs, leeks, creamy stone ground grits, summer vegetable, and corn relish or North Carolina smoked trout cakes, fresh local greens, summer vegetable succotash, and smoked pepper cream. The ending concludes with a whiskey bread pudding with Catdaddy moonshine whipped cream and a shot of Catdaddy vanilla spiced whiskey. In all, a delicious meal prepared with light hearted fun based around a time period that is an excuse to get out and dress up for something different. The Irish wake dinner provides a one of a kind experience that is sure to leave you with a full stomach and memorable night of fun.

Tickets are $60 per person.

Lex 18

18 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

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Lex 18

18 North Lexington Avenue

Asheville, NC 28801