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Contact: Sylvia Crum
Director of Communications and Development

DUFFIELD, Va. – Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) will hold its first ever event on Monday,
January 22, 2024 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, EST at Bloom, 601 State Street, Bristol, Virginia, 24201.
Underwriting is provided by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol, known for their dedication to justice,
equity, diversity and inclusion. All proceeds benefit Appalachian Sustainable Development. Tickets are
$100 per person: Space is limited and no tickets will be
sold at the door. Doors open at 5:15pm for cocktails. Seating is first come, first serve.

Guests can embrace the winter season with this chic Farm to Table Fundraising Supper at Bloom.
Everyone will enjoy an impeccably curated five-course menu prepared by Chef Josh Fehr and his
team. Bloom is closing the restaurant for this very special, first ever Winter Farm to Table Supper,
where a limited number of guests will experience a Prix Fixe like no other. Keeping with the mission of
at least 70% locally sourced ingredients, the risk-taking culinary team has carefully crafted a menu
of creative dishes that are sure to please the palate. Dinner will be served promptly at 6pm.

The courses are as follows, with options for vegetarian guests: 1st-Sweet potato pave-creme fraiche,
chive, JQD Salt, 2nd-Acorn Squash Risotto-parsnip, lardon, local mushrooms, 3rd-“Chicken +
Dumplings”-ricotta gnocchi “dumplings”, local hen, briciole, 4th-Filet of Beef-red wine jus, truffled
cauliflower purée, 5th-Rosemary Honey Almond Tart-local honey, almond frangipane, blood
orange. Each course will be paired with the exquisite flavor profiles of Tumbling Creek Cider Company’s
local, fresh and clean ciders. Served in the elegant ambiance of Bloom, this will be an unforgettable

100% of all proceeds benefit Appalachian Sustainable Development. Ticket purchases support local and
regional farmers and help Appalachian Sustainable Development strengthen the local food system.
Photography and videography will occur during this event.  

About Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock
Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock, is a temporary full-service casino, boasting 30,000 square
feet of casino space and featuring over 900 slots, 29 tables and a sportsbook, located at 500 Gate City
Highway, Bristol Virginia, at the site of the former Bristol Mall.  The space includes a main casino floor
as well as non-smoking and high limit gaming areas. Guests can also enjoy Brick’d, a brick oven pizzeria,
Mr. Lucky’s, a grab and go food outlet, and Bristol Bar, a sports bar and lounge with live
entertainment.  The permanent Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol is expected to open in summer 2024. 
For more information, please visit

About Bloom
What began as a small cafe in 2017 has grown into a full-service restaurant serving brunch and dinner
in the heart of downtown Bristol. Bloom prides itself on attention to detail, quality, and passion with a
Modern-American fine dining approach to simple and classic food items. A woman-owned business
with an amazingly talented staff, its shared passions of creativity, culinary arts, gourmet coffee, and
craft cocktails have led to our continued growth. Bloom welcomes all humans regardless of race,
ethnicity, cultural or religious practices, sexual orientation, and gender identification. Learn more at:

About Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)
A stronger Appalachia through agriculture. That’s what drives ASD’s commitment to build a thriving
regional food and agriculture system that benefits every Appalachian. Since 1995, ASD has been
working to provide hope and make a difference for the people who call the region home. What began
as opportunities for struggling tobacco farmers to grow fruits and vegetables has become lasting
solutions to regional challenges that impact workforce development, agriculture education, food
access, economic development, health and resource conservation. To further expand that work, ASD is
now developing a destination agriculture campus where innovation meets agriculture in Washington
County, Virginia. To learn more about ASD, visit:


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