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 

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