I like the feel of this establishment, it's muted tones and clean appearance highlight the photos of different southern scenes and attributes. Most of all though it brings your attention to the stars of the place, food and service, both of which I feel we're top notch on the night my family and I attended. I got a chance to taste all of the food brought to the table and they were all very good. My dad had the beef tenderloin with red potatoes and pickled onions, my brother had the salmon, mom the scallop dish with the chèvre and I had the duck breast with honeyed cranberries, I think it was chanterelle or shiitake mushrooms and the best made ravioli stuffed with butternut or pumpkin purée and lightly spiced. It was without doubt the best composed duck dish I have had. The balance was beautiful. Hints of spice, perfectly cooked duck, delicious mushrooms all paired well together and then the explosion of sour/sweet with the cranberry to finish made every bite like the first, completely cleansing my palate for the next bite. It really was like fireworks. Kudos to the chef/sous and cooks that worked to created that dish. Dessert was very good as well. The Pot de Creme was rediculous, and the coconut cake was rich, moist, and paired well with the ice cream which had excellent either housemate vanilla extract or whole beans in it. It had the slightest hint of dark rum which took away the sweet and rounded the dish out completely.
Josh was our server. He was polite perfectly attentive, never over bearing and knowledgeable on the menu. He was extremely personable and made us feel comfortable. Dishes arrived at the perfect times, we never waited too long and I never felt rushed. It was a fairly busy night and the communication between FOH and BOH was on point this night.
I could say a million good things, being a pastry chef in Asheville, I appreciate and recognize good service. I never write on these things but I felt it was necessary to let those who didn't know realize how well these ladies/ gentlemen do their job. Thanks for a great night. I will be back.
Oh and my restaurants biggest seller is coconut cake I make it everyday. Josh informed us it came from a local bakery just a few steps from your doors and it gave me a run for my money, I'd be hard pressed to beat it! Thanks again everybody!
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