Time to get out and eat local. Asheville Restaurant Week is back tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 16 through Monday, Jan. 22. More than 50 restaurants all over the city will be joining the culinary celebration with their own special menus and creative offerings.
There’s a lot on the table for this week, so we’re going to dish about just a few of our favorite meals and deals.
Capella on 9, 10 Broadway St., floor 9 | Special cocktails + tapas
If you’re not feeling a whole meal, you can try out a menu of cocktails and tapas specials for a taste of drinks like the Blue Pear Cosmo and dishes like tuna tataki.
Gemelli, 70 Westgate Pkwy. | Three courses for $40
Even though the Italian spot is more casual, the flavors are elevated — the special menu includes dishes like truffle mushroom risotto and panko-fried calamari.
Golden Hour, 95 Roberts St. | Three courses for $45
A perfect excuse to try the new spot — choose from appetizers like deviled blue crab, entrees like wood-fired chicken, and sweets like chocolate chess pie.
Laughing Seed, 40 Wall St. | Three-course lunch for $25 or dinner for $35
The veggies take center stage on this menu with grilled napa cabbage as a starter and Kung Pao oyster mushroom stir fry as the main dish.
The Market Place, 20 Wall St. | Three courses for $45
The tasting menu offers plenty of choices, but we’ve got our eye on the pan-roasted sunburst trout, paired with heirloom midland peas, spinach, and sunchoke chips.
This is only the start. Check out the rest of the participating restaurants + specials. Reservations are recommended for the restaurants that accept them.