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Fired Up at The Farm

with Chef Greg Balch and Owner and Mixologist, Gary Crunkleton of The Crunkleton

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Sunday, June 23, 2024 June 23, 2024 Old Edwards Hospitality Group

For one evening only, Old Edwards is thrilled to present an incredibly dynamic duo for an unrivaled dinner experience.  Chef Greg Balch of The Crunkleton in Charlotte will prepare a multi-course feast cooked over live fire while the Cocktail King Gary Crunkleton will shake and stir an array of clever cocktails. Guests will be wowed with an inspired menu and tasty libations.  

About The Crunkleton:

Signature cocktails and an unrivaled collection of curated spirits are served with style and finesse and are accompanied by as much of a story as guests care to hear. Whether you want to engage in a deep discussion about the real origin of the Sazerac or simply be handed a cold bottle of Miller High Life, the attuned servers provide each guest with a true Crunkleton experience at every location.

At The Crunkleton the staff is well versed in the techniques and quality ingredients used for decades to create libations of the present and future. These cocktails capture a genuine enthusiasm and passion for mixing drinks, and presenting a pleasurable visit for the drink enthusiast. At the Charlotte location, that same passion extends to dinner cooked over open fire. It’s a full evening of great food and drink.

At The Crunkleton, the ultimate goal is to be mentioned in the same breath as the finest cocktail bars in the world, but with a honed approach to hospitality that is distinctly Southern.  And humble. Because at the end of the day, The Crunkleton is just a bar - a really, really good bar.

About Gary Crunkleton:

Gary Crunkleton’s first bartending job was more than twenty years ago at an undergraduate bar in Chapel Hill, NC while he was a student at the university. Gary cut his teeth at the busy bar as the co-eds wanted their drinks fast and often. A more civilized and sophisticated bartending opportunity followed as he developed the necessary personal skills of a true barman.

Realizing the significance of his achievements in bartending and service, Gary opened his own bar, The Crunkleton, in Chapel Hill, NC after more than a third of his life working on his craft. The Crunkleton has become one of the most acclaimed bars in the region by a few of the more popular magazines of the South. When not at the bar following his passion, Gary spends his time with his other loves – an adoring wife, Megan, and their three boys, Montgomery, Hudson, and Beaufort.

Book Online Today

$195 per person, plus tax and gratuity.


Please Note: the event is for guests 21 and older. 

Check lodging availability at Old Edwards Inn (not included in ticket price).

Dress: Mountain Chic
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This is just one of the fabulous chefs visiting Highlands this year. See who else is coming.

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