Right from their website, this says best what you'll taste: "fresh food, made from scratch with produce and fruits from the local farmers’ market. Herbs are home-grown, desserts homemade daily, soups and sauces simmer long hours on the stove, not heated from a can."
Angie and I were on our way to Asheville for the weekend (from the Triangle) and wanted to grab a bite to eat about half way. It looked like we were nearing Statesville, so we started searching while we traveled on I-40. We wanted something good, not just grab and go, and we weren't in a big hurry. Judging by the ratings, and that the restaurant was only a mile or so from I-40, we decided to try Risto's Place.
As soon as we entered the front door, we felt right at home. Our server was incredibly attentive and we even had a nice conversation with Sheryl while we enjoyed the warm, charming atmosphere.
From the Grilled Scallops Ala Orange appetizer, Nuts & Berries salad and Tomato Bisque soup, to the Entrees, to the homemade Tiramisu, this was a real treat. And the coffee was even fresh and bold to finish off a truly delicious experience.
The entire tangent took about an hour, and it was totally worth it. When we go to Asheville again, Risto's Place will certainly be part of the trip.
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