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Cafe 100 (market place) Asheville

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Cafe 100 (market place) Asheville

leahinsc | Jul 15, 2008 03:26 AM

We tried out this out this weekend. Interesting concept - "food from within 100 miles of Asheville". This really resonates w/ the locally grown movement in this area. They have tasting plates of things like cheese, bar food (like pickles, boiled peanuts), cured meats and then entree sized plates. We decided to get a "share" portion of the cheese plate and bar food which give you a little of everything. You can see the list on their website at www.marketplace-restaurant.com
The pimento cheese was wonderful, my husband who normally hates the stuff made sure he got the last bit to spread on his flatbread. The flatbread, drizzled w/ olive oil and herbs needed some salt ... I liked the idea of the boiled peanuts and the pickled vegetables. The cheese plate was plentiful and flavorful w/ local cheeses like Spinning Spider Creamery. It was a great sort of tapas experience. We had some great mixed drinks with interesting combinations, I particularly liked my spicy cilantro cocktail, though they had good prices on wine. I think w/ the 2 sharing plates and the 2 cocktails it was close to $40 (not including tip).

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