While our Carolina Gamecocks where giving up another W to Kentucky in one of the most embarrassing games in recent memory, I spent this past weekend with my Mom in the crisp mountain air of Asheville, NC! (This has quickly turned into one of those “let’s just beat Clemson” seasons)
We began our trip at Sunny Point Cafe, and in true October fashion, I ordered the Pumpkin Challah French toast topped with an apple compote. That French toast seemed to be created with the best tastes Fall harvest has to offer.
Then we took a stroll through Asheville’s downtown and listened to bands on every street corner playing folk music before heading in a “creative lounge”, Fired Up! While there, we both took a stab at glass fusing. She designed a plate, I designed a wine stopper (obviously). I don’t have a single artistic bone in my body…and now I know why!!!!
Later, we did what every tourist that visits Asheville does… visited the Biltmore house then attended a private wine tasting.
That evening we ate at one of Asheville’s newest, most contemporary restaurants, Rhubarb! I loved everything about that restaurant. The atmosphere, the menu, the food, the service, and the chefs (because when theres an open kitchen you’ll always find me next to it). We started with the small batch of oysters covered in cornbread, country ham, and greens. For my main dish I ordered the Muscadine glazed duck confit with sweet potato Anna cake, coffee cured duck ham, and a butternut squash leek salad. Mmmmm, so good!
The next morning we had reservations at Posona Cafe where I ordered their breakfast tacos and cheese grits!