It seems that lately we have been seeing a lot of guests with different dietary needs. The big one these days is gluten intolerance. So it’s a good thing they are vacationing in Asheville, because this is just a fabulous place to visit and live if you have any type of dietary challenges. At our Asheville Inn we embrace these challenges and find ways to insure that all our guests needs are met. We recently had a lovely lady visit us who was a vegetarian and gluten-free. She authors a gluten free blog and wrote a wonderful article on her site Gluten-Free Cat about her experience at Pinecrest B and B. She posted lots of pictures of our breakfasts and the desserts I got for her from my friend who is a professional gluten-free baker, Dolci di Maria.
As stated in previous blogs we have vegetarian restaurants, a vegan restaurant, a drive through vegetarian “fast food” place and a gluten-free restaurant. I send guests to Posana Cafe, the gluten-free restaurant all the time. In fact it is not unusual for them to go back several times during their visit. So this weekend I met up with some friends at Posana to confirm that the food is as good as everyone says it is . I was not disappointed.
Posana Cafe is located located in downtown Asheville on Historic Pack Square. We sat outside on the patio on an unseasonably cool August night. There is probably no better people watching spot than Pack Square. Posana Cafe has a self described Contemporary American Cusine menu which features local seasonal ingredients. With the emphasis on seasonal the menu naturally changes frequently. One of the staples of the menu however, is the Kale Salad, which I could have eaten 2 pounds of easily. The Kale is minced and tossed with pumpkin seeds, currants, lemon and olive oil and outstanding Three Graces Dairy manchego cheese. I love kale but if you don’t, this salad will surely convert you. Next up was a roasted beet and peach salad with Three Graces Dairy Feta cheese. Again….very good. Lastly we had the gnocchi, which was equally divine. Sadly we skipped dessert, which some say is their best effort. Our server was very professional and pleasant.
All in all a very good experience that you do not have to be gluten free to enjoy ! For more information on how Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast can accomodate your dietary needs, please call 888-811-3053 or email at email@example.com.