Asheville has so much going for it not the least of which is the innovative, some would say inspired cuisine located in this Western North Carolina town. Entrepreneurs from the East coast, West coast and all parts in between have settled in this vibrant art hub to do some creating of their own: on a plate!
Chris Ortwein has captured a way to introduce some of the best of the best to those traveling to Asheville. Now, if a guest is staying here with us At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn www.cumberlandfalls.com for a week or ten days, it is easy for us to really give them a real feel for all the culinary delights Asheville has to offer. That period of time provides guests sufficient time to enjoy the varied food offerings Asheville excels in. Some of our guests don't stay that long though and this tour is their ticket to discovery.
Chris runs culinary tours in different parts of Asheville. Downtown and Biltmore Village area are both excellent as well as completely different in scope each covering the restaurants in their area. The tour goers meet up with Chris,the tour host and together they set off on foot to the restaurants on the docket for that day. Each of these establishments are eagerly awaiting each groups arrival and treat them to some tasty treat representative of the vision of food that particular establishment showcases. It is a fantastic way to see the area in which the tour takes place as well as meet others who have also traveled to Asheville and lastly to see the inside of each of these food palaces, actually experience their vision of food and see if it jives with some place you might like to return to later that evening or on another visit to Asheville. Further, Asheville is a walking city and after all those tasty treats, suffice to say that getting a little exercise would not be a bad idea at all.
Join Chris for the tour. www.ashevillefoodtours.com. Gary and I did it and I assure you...You won't be sorry. We had a ton of fun, met some very cool restauranteurs, talked to some interesting folks (both local and imports) and again realized, as we do frequently, how lucky we are to live in this fun, spot on, hip locale. So,come on, what are you waiting for....Chow's on.
Patti and Gary Wiles
Innkeepers At Cumberland Falls