Greetings Foodtopia fans and Turkey day aficionados! As we work our way closer to Thanksgiving, many of us are wondering how we can make this turkey day extra special amidst all the holiday chaos. Lucky for us, Foodtopia has many options for those of us seeking alternatives to slaving away all day in the kitchen. After all, on a holiday that celebrates food, here in Asheville we are more than happy to step up to the plate. Here are a few of Asheville’s best restaurants to gobble your way through this turkey day.
Strada Italiano, typically known for serving some of Asheville’s best Italian fare, will be stretching their wings to serve a traditional American-style turkey dinner this Thanksgiving. Starting with a baked brie stuffed with sugared pecans and fig preserves and stretching over 4 courses to end with your choice of traditional Thanksgiving dessert- this dinner will surely stretch both your taste buds as well as your belt buckle! Reservations must be made by phone, you may call Strada at (828) 348-8448 to book your spot! Full menu available here.
Other places serving prix-fixed meals downtown are Isa’s Bistro and Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro. Storm will be serving up a traditional turkey Thanksgiving dinner as well as a pork, fish and beef options. Their doors will be open from 2-8 and Spots are filling up fast so be sure to book ahead of time! 3 courses for $45. You may visit their website here or call 828-505-8560 for more information. Isa’s Bistro will be delighting diners with a fresh look at farm-to-table Thanksgiving cuisine from 3-5pm. This 3 course meal will be $55 and again, reservations are encouraged. To reserve your spot you may call Isa’s at 828-575-9636.
If you’re wanting to host but not get your kitchen too messy… let 67 Biltmore Eatery and Catering do some or all of the cooking for you! They’ll be whipping up all kinds of Thanksgiving classics ranging from traditional harvest stuffing to whipped sweet potatoes with pecan crumbles. You may order a la carte, so as much or as little as you’d like! The full holiday menu is available here. Give them a call at 828-252- 1500 to place orders by November 18th. All orders will be ready for pick-up by Wednesday, November 23rd between 2-4.
Also, be sure to check out this amazing recipe for sweet potato chess pie by pastry chef Katie Laird of The Rhu. This recipe, featured in The Scene magazine, is sure to be a
hit at any holiday gathering!!
And although Eating Asheville will be spending Thanksgiving day with our families- please join us for a fun weekend of walking food tours to explore more fantastic Asheville restaurants and walk off some of that pumpkin pie!!
Cheers Asheville! And Happy Thanksgiving!!