MC and I recently completed a long road trip built around family, old friends, and of course, food. We left KY for Asheville, then to the Charlotte area, then to D.C., Baltimore, Cincinnati, and then home. I wrote a fairly detailed report based on my notes, and our combined memories. I then went in for back surgery, and came home to find my trip report had disappeared into the unknown multiverse. Rather discouraging.
So, following is a somewhat more brief report, though perhaps still a bit long. And, probably missing a few things.
Day 1, 10/17: Asheville
-Started with Creperie Bouchon. We shared a Cochon Crepe, a Crepe Suzette, Escargots and French Onion Soup. All were excellent, especially the Cochon. These were paired with a Wicked Weed draft, a glass of Le Pin Rouge, a glass of Macon-Villages, and of Fournier Sauv. Blanc. Just an excellent way to start our trip.
Day 2, 10/18: Asheville
Began the day at White Duck Taco. We had a fish taco, a Korean Beef Bulgogi taco, a lamb gyro taco, and a Creole taco. Our favorites were the Korean Beef and the lamb gyro. Creole was a bit disappointing, though given that we are originally from LA that should not have surprised us. Two local drafts between us.
Next, Wicked Weed Brewing. Lots of fun. Between the two of us, we had an #8 La Bonte Plum, a Basic White, a Belgian Sting, and a #8 Metatropics.
Nightbells for dinner. Not that hungry but still (-:
Started with Steak Tartar Cones and Hand Pies. Both wonderful. Best tartar we have had since Paris. Next we shared an order of Cajun Prawns, also good. I love that you can get wine by the half glass. We shared half glasses of Cederberg, Avinyo Rose, Casas d Bosque, Tikal, 7 Terroirs, and Pala. Hope I got those right.
Club Foggy Mt. Brew Club for the end of the evening. We were expecting music, but not that evening (perhaps the only incorrect info we had for Asheville). We had a Greenman ESB and a Jade. We also tried a meat taco and a chicken taco. The beers were good, the service good, the tacos not so much. I guess White Duck Taco set too high a bar.
Day 3,10/19 Asheville.
Brunch at All Souls Pizza. We had the special pizza of the day: White sauce, Hen Mushroms, olive oil, garlic, local cheeses, and a parsley salad across the top. Excellent pizza, with a Jade and a Pilsner draft. Finished with pumpkin ice cream and coffee. Great way to wind up our Asheville portion of the trip.
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