Friday, February 20, 2015

Asheville Annual Arts and Crafts Conference

February 20 - 22, 2015:   2015 Arts and Crafts Conference   Enrich your understanding of the Arts & Crafts Movement as the historic Grove Park Inn celebrates the 28th anniversary of the most popular Arts and Crafts event in the world. Inspired by The Omni Grove Park Inn's rich Arts and Crafts tradition, from Old Hickory rockers to the Roycroft chandeliers, this three+ day Arts and Crafts event in Asheville features discussion groups, workshops, seminar presentations, walking tours, displays, demonstrations and three shows with antiques, contemporary crafts, books and magazines. 

This conference is designed for passionate collectors. Check Grove Park Inn availability and current rates HERE

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Asheville Valentine's Day Events: Aurlo Guthrie Performs at Diana Wortham Theatre

February 13 - 14, 2015   Aurlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour   As part of an international tour, Arlo Guthrie brings The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, in its entirety, along with other Guthrie favorites to the Mainstage Music Series at the Diana Wortham Theatre. 

The Diana Wortham Theatre is located at 2 S Pack Square in downtown Asheville NC.  

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day Dinner in Asheville NC: Rhubarb Restaurant

Rhubarb - 7 SW Pack Square in downtown Asheville NC (828-785-1503).  "Sharing a meal can reveal insights and discovery – often unexpected – about who we are and why we do what we do. These experiences deepen the connections between us, connections that ultimately elevate our lives" - Chef John Fleer, a three time James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southeast.

The style is uncomplicated and the ingredients are seasonal and local including local beers and wine selections which are entirely ecological and sustainable. At Rhubarb you'll discover how delicious "green" can be. Gluten-free and vegetarian selections are available as is take-out.

For Valentine's Day Evening dining, RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED 

Typical menu items include (menus may vary):

Snacks and Shares:
Rosemary-Sea Salt Pecans 5.5 
Preserved Plate House Pickled Vegetables 7 
Brown Sugar-Benne Popcorn 4 
Fried Hominy Chili, Lime 5 
Green Tomato Olives 3.5 
Lobster Corn Dogs Comeback Sauce 9 
LG Pack Square Cheese Warm with Crisp Bread, Vincotto Bartlett Pears and Honey 7 
Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower North African Spiced Cruze Ranch 7.5 
Chicken Liver Pate Persimmon Jam, Crostini 9 
The House Cure Saucisson Sec, Bresaola, Country Pate, House-Made Sel-tines and Mustards 11 
Brick Oven Watch House Oysters Benton (3) 
Cornbread, Country Ham and Greens Rachel’s Hot Sauce 8 
Rabbitt-Leek Rillette Apple-Ginger Mostarda, Radishes, House Made Sel-tines 12 
Fried Green Tomato and Pickled SC Shrimp Fried Green Tomato Relish, Preserved Lemon Remoulade 11 
Berber Pie Butternut Squash-Apple Mostarda, Benton’s Prosciutto, Spiced Onions 9 
Prince Edward Island Mussels Noble Cider Broth, Shallots, Apples, Benton’s Bacon, Grilled Chapata Bread 12
Wood Grilled Mongolian Barbecued Lamb Ribs Collard Green Kimchi 11 
Heritage Pork Meatballs Red Jimmy Grits, Turnip Greens, Garlic Confit 10

Local Cheese Plate Select 3/ 12 or 5/ 16:
Ridegline, Looking Glass, NC Pack Square, Looking Glass, NC Bear Wallow, Looking Glass, NC Gouda, Goat Lady Dairy, NC Chocolate Lab, Looking Glass, NC YB Farmstead, Yellow Branch, NC Castanets, Three Graces, NC Melange, Three Graces, NC Brebis de Pays, Three Graces, NC Shakerag Blue, Sequatchie Cove

TN Salads:
Local Lyonnaise Seared Romaine, 
Sunny Farm Egg, Crispy Trout Sardines, Wood Roasted Fingerling Potatoes 10
Roasted Beet Salad Tender Lettuces, Pickled Chard, Sumac Pine Nuts, Goat Cheese and Buttermilk Dressing 11 
Local Lettuce, Spinach and Roasted Butternut Squash Split Creek Goat Feta, Spiced Pecans, Banyuls Vinaigrette 10
Autumn Sharing Salad Arugula, Spinach, Wood Oven Roasted Apples and LG Goat Cheese in Kabocha Squash 18
Octopus a la Plancha Braised Endive, Caramelized Orange, Marcona Almonds, Romesco Vinaigrette 11

Full Plates:
Seared Ashley Farms Chicken Covington, Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Hash, Carrot Jus 21
Looking Glass Goat Cheese Gnudi Roasted Shallots, Local Mushrooms, Grana Padano, Butter Beans, Spinach, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 21
Wood Roasted Whole Sunburst Trout Potato-Turnip Latke, Fennel-Leek Confit, Green Tomato Catsup 27
Plancha Seared Fish of the Day Farro Verde, Green Tomato Barigoule, Green Romesco, Radish and Preserved Lemon Salad 28
Pomegranate-Sorghum Glazed Duck Confit Sweet Potato Anna Cake, Coffee Cured Duck Ham, Swiss Chard, Sweet Garlic, Butternut Squash-Leek Salad 25
Brick Oven Heritage Pork Osso Bucco Chili Braised Tuscan Kale, Stone Ground Grits, Pinchito Roasted Okra 26
Plancha Seared Delicata Squash Flageolet Cassoulet, Local Turnip Greens & Turnips, Mushrooms, Chow-Chow 18
Charmoula Grilled Bavette Steak GG Turnips and Carrots, Grilled Fingerling Potatoes 28
Porcini Rubbed Border Springs Rack of Lamb Perigord Truffle, German Butterball Potatoes, GG Spinach 98

Japanese Sweet Potatoes 6.5 
Honey Roasted Rutabaga 6 
Roasted Gaining Ground Brussels Sprouts 6.5 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

aSHEville Museum Celebrates Valentines with Local Women Artists

February 11, 2015   Valentine's Celebration with She Artristy at aSHEville Museum   Meet the women artists and artisans showcased at aSHEville Museum, including painters, jewelers, photographers, candle makers, and crafters. Support Asheville's women at this local artist meet and greet.

Get links for lodging, dining and area attractions on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.

 aSHEville Museum is a women’s cultural museum with a mission to contribute to the creation of more just and equitable world through its collection of intimate exhibits which range from historic to contemporary in scope, and local to global. Core exhibits include: Appalachian Women, 100 Years of Sexism in Advertising, and A History of Hysteria. 

aSHEville Museum also houses a variety of rotating exhibits. The Museum gift shop offers art, crafts, and gift items made by talented local and regional women artists and fair-trade women-made items supporting women's organizations. The Museum is located at 35 Wall Street in downtown Asheville NC.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Millroom Valentine's Day Comedy Show Features Ryan Dalton

February 14, 7 PM and 9 PM at Funny Business at the Millroom, 66 Asheland Avenue in Asheville NC: Valentine's Day Show Featuring Ryan Dalton. Ryan is a regular on the nationally syndicated, "Bob and Tom Radio Show". Ryan made his television debut on Comedy Central's "LIVE AT GOTHAM" and wrote for Comedy Central’s "Roast of Charlie Sheen" in 2011.

Ryan took the grand prize at the 2011 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and finished as a finalist in the 2011 Boston Comedy Festival. Ryan finished as a finalist in the 2012 Laughing Skull Festival. Ryan was chosen to perform in the "New Faces / Un-repped" showcase at the 2012 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.  He can be seen on the TBS hit comedy, "Sullivan & Son.”

Buying tickets in advanced is highly recommended. Free parking is available across the street from The Millroom at The Asheland Center - 53 Asheland Avenue - after 6 PM. The Millroom offers a full bar and food.