Asheville, NC is a Big Foodie Town

Posted by wrightinn_bob on August 30, 2013

Most people coming to Asheville already know this is one of the best places to find local brew pubs.  But folks are not always aware that this is a great place to eat.  There are all types of food, so the option is there to try something new (Indian, tapas, Mediterranean, Southern, Caribbean, French or even farm to table) or go with your old favorites.

When we sit down with our guests at the bed and breakfast, helping them decide where to dine, we are often asked where we go for dinner.  I realized that this topic would be a good category for my blogging at The 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House.


Here is our first posting about our food adventures.  Last week, Tom, Bob and I went to dinner at The Market Place restaurant on historic Wall Street.  After a long day, we decided not to walk from the Inn but drove to Wall Street where we found easy parking and then made the great walk down the brick street.  Once inside, after a warm greeting at the door, a short walk past the classy bar area, we were seated at a comfortable table.  The wait staff was very efficient, made wonderful suggestions, and was friendly and relaxed and we never felt rushed.  Even though the ceiling is high, as in most city restaurants, it was quieter than most inside and very conducive to quiet conversation.

They have a “forager” there who had gone out that day in search of mushroom and by our standards had great success.  We had a small plate of mushrooms wonderfully prepared as our appetizer.  Heavenly!!!!!

My dinner consisted of an heirloom tomato salad and white gazpacho soup.  Yum, highly recommended.

Tom had the wood grilled pork shoulder and Bob had wood grilled beef strip sirloin steak

For dessert Bob and I shared lavender and wild flower honey crème Brule and Tom tackled the vanilla brioche bread pudding on his own.

Needless to say, we rolled out the door, waddling across the historic bricks and made our way home. We all had a wonderful dinner in very comfortable surroundings while being taken care of by a great staff.

Check out the menu of The Market Place and consider going there for one of your dinners in Asheville, you will not regret the choice.

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