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Featured Restaurants

Asheville - Greenville - Spartanburg, SC

Cafe on the Square
Cuisine: American Fusion
Wilson Hawes
One Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 828-251-5565
Since 1989, Café on the Square has been an integral part of Asheville's downtown renaissance and has become a local landmark. Large picture windows enable diners to watch the hustle and bustle of Pack Square while enjoying fine American cuisine. From business lunches to intimate dinner parties, we welcome you to take part in a relaxed casual dining experience. Or eat on the patio and experience Asheville's eclectic landscape on a more intimate level. Enjoy choice-cut meats, pasta, seafood and vegetarian dishes and full bar service. Live music on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:00pm.
Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Cajun Fried Eggplant with Seafood Medley
Pecan Encrusted Chicken
Seared Flounder, Kale & Cucumber Salad, Watermelon Vinaigrette & Fresh Summer Vegetables
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Grape Escape Wine Bar and Grill
Cuisine: French, American, Appetizers, Wine Bar, Vegetarian, Desserts
Executive Chef Michel Baudouin
1 North Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801-1552 828-225-WINE
Restaurateur Michel Baudouin, originator of the Grape Escape concept, brings over thirty years of experience to the Western North Carolina mountains. The Grape Escape Wine Bar and Grille is part of Pack Square in historic downtown Asheville. Choose from 80 wines by the glass, including flights of four wines for tasting different varieties. Complementing the wines is an extensive menu that includes tasty appetizers, soups & salads, along with distinctive main dishes and unique desserts. A generous selection of cheeses is also offered, as are vegetarian dishes.
Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Chilled Poached Trout with Dill Mayonnaise and New Potato Salad
Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Stack
Raspberry Soufflé with Whipped Cream
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Salsa Mexican Caribbean Restaurant
Cuisine: Caribbean, Healthy, Mexican
Chef/Owner Hector Diaz
6 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 337-8189 (828) 252-9805
Salsa's success is the stuff of Asheville legend. An entrepreneur with a great idea and culinary flair cooks up an unorthodox business plan, sets up shop in a tiny but strategic location, works hard and scores huge success. Owner Hector Diaz is still working hard, and his constantly shifting menu never fails to please. Inside Salsa’s you will find creative Mexican and Caribbean cuisine served in a fun and eclectic atmosphere utilizing local organic produce when available.
Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
South African Jerk Tilapia
Tamalas with Adobo Chicken
Vanilla Beef Fajitas

The Dining Room at the Inn at Biltmore Estate
Cuisine: Regional, Fusion
Executive Chef Richard Boyer
One Approach Road Asheville, NC 28712 1-800-624-1575
Inn on Biltmore Estate Executive Chef Richard Boyer brings more than 14 years of experience on all levels of kitchen management and culinary arts in both casual and upscale fine dining restaurants to Biltmore Estate. Boyer earned an Associates Degree in Occupational Studies at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont.

The Dining Room at the Inn on Biltmore Estate is elegant, romantic and refined with deliciously creative interpretations of regional cuisine including estate-raised beef and lamb and fresh-picked ingredients from the estate's kitchen gardens. Guests can enjoy the little luxuries and attention to detail that have always characterized Vanderbilt entertaining. An evening in The Dining Room is an evening to remember.

Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Blackberry Confit With Peppermint And Estate Honey Whipped Cream
Goat Cheese "Gnocchi" With Vegetables From Biltmore’s Kitchen Garden, Arugula And Basil Pesto
Smoked Duck and Goat Cheese Pizzetta
Smoked Salmon and Trout Caviar Pizzetta
Wrapped Wild Salmon with Mushroom Risotto and Biltmore Estate Garden Peas
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The Inn at Brevard
Cuisine: Southern, Seafood, Steaks, Breakfast
Faye and Howard Yager, Innkeepers; Chef Faye Yager
1410 East Main Street Brevard, NC 28712 Inn: (828) 884-2105 Fax: (828) 885-7996
We invite you to enjoy the relaxed elegance and charm of our European-style southern mansion. Recapture the past while luxuriating in modern amenities. Gracious accommodations, superior service, and succulent food are plentiful in our beautiful Inn.

Known as "The Land of Waterfalls" and home of the nationally acclaimed Brevard Music Center. Nestled in the valley of the French Broad River, adjoining Pisgah National Forest. Easily accessible to the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Inn at Brevard offers the vacationer a wealth of natural and cultural beauty.

Recipes Featured on Carolina Cooking:
Black Angus Aged Beef Tenderloin with Crabmeat
Crab Cakes with Scallops
European Brooke Trout (or Brown Trout)
Trout Woodbridge
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