French comfort food in Asheville

Eating well is one of the many delights of staying at an Asheville Bed and Breakfast. Morning meal aside, there are over 250 independant restaurants in our city. Many are award-winning or are the hidden gems of our neighborhoods. The Innkeepers of Asheville Area Bed and Breakfasts are happy to help you select one to complete your plans while visiting. Perhaps you are celebrating a special occasion or would like a light lunch at one of the many outdoor cafes. One of our favorites that meets both these requirements is Bouchon.
Chef Michel Baudouin was raised in France’s Rhône Valley, and he brings excellent French cuisine along with the best in local ingredients to his restaurant on Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville. You could make a meal of the small plates such as the refreshing salades composé; four savory salads served together that are delightfully light and flavorful, or the mouth-watering L’Assiette de Paté Maison, a house-made pork & duck country-style paté & duck liver-Cognac mousse paté.

Entrées vary from quiche du jour, bouillabaisse, and almond-encrusted local trout to steak-au poivre and osso buco. There are great vegetarian choices on the menu, but they are in the minority of offerings.

Bouchon’s wine list is excellent and affordable. And, of course, don’t forget dessert! From the traditional chocolate mousse to a champagne float or the decadent African Queen, you certainly want to save room for these delectable treats!

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you plan the perfect meal.



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