Friday, July 19, 2013

Posana Cafe in Asheville, NC

After three years of hearing about a 100% Gluten Free farm to table restaurant I finally got to go!  The hubby and I ran away for a night last weekend, spend six hours in the car, to eat at Posana Cafe TWICE!  Crazy - yes!  Worth it - yes!  Not only did I get quality time with hubby I also got to enjoy some amazing Gluten Free food!

The fun all started Friday night with dinner.  I made a reservation online to make sure we could get in.  We ended up getting into town early and they were able to fit us in before our reservation.  The restaurant just got an amazing face lift.  The decor is beautiful.  It has a really fun and relaxing vibe.  The staff were all very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.  If you remember I was honored to meet Chef Peter back in April and he actually came out to our table to say hi!  He went through the menu with us and helped us pick out our meal.  And let me say he did not steer us wrong!

Here is what we ordered:
Drinks: Acai Blueberry Mojito and red wine
Appetizers: Fried Green Tomatoes, Kale Salad and Potato chorizo soup
Main dishes: Braised Hickory Nut Gap Pork Shoulder and Seared Ahi Tuna
Dessert: Triple berry cheesecake

This was one of the top meals of my gluten and Gluten Free life!  The presentation of all the dishes where amazing!  The flavors all worked so well together.  There is no way you would have known any of it, including the in house made fettuccine was Gluten Free!   We almost licked the plates because everything was so phenomenal!

The mojito was very refreshing.  The Fried Green Tomatoes topped with pimento cheese was one of our favorites!  I honestly have never had kale before and we enjoyed the salad so much.  The cheese on it was what made it for me.  The soup was like eating a smooth baked potato with a hint of spice - so good! The pork shoulder over house made pasta was like heaven!  It just melted in your mouth.  The cheesecake was a wonderful ending to our meal.  It was very smooth and the texture was great.

Saturday morning we headed back to Posana.  They have a great selection of food available for brunch.  There were two items on the menu that I wanted to try so I told hubby what to order.

What we ordered:

Southern Style Benedict
Fried Chicken, fries and a biscuit
Sticky bun to go

The star of brunch were the biscuits!  They weren't too dense and had a hint of sweetness.  The eggs benedict was huge so I wasn't able to finish it all but trust me I tried!  Hubby enjoyed the fried chicken and fries.  The sticky bun was good for a late night snack.

Overall we were beyond pleased with our experience at Posana Cafe in Asheville.  The staff was wonderful, the food was over the top and knowing it was all Gluten Free just makes me happy inside!  There are many other items on the menu that I want to try so we will go back.  Chef Peter also updates the menu based on what is in season so it is always changing.

So if you are within a reasonable drive to Asheville, NC I say go for it!

Enjoy!
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