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Our Food

Food should be a mindful celebration of the wondrous experience of being alive. (Principles of Prana)

At the Carolina Bed & Breakfast we believe that food should be…

  • Seasonal, fresh, and locally sourced whenever possible
  • Made flavorful with fresh herbs and spices
  • Innovative and interesting
  • Attractive in presentation
  • Prepared with love and attention to detail

With its strong agriculture roots, including many small farms using sustainable practices, and chefs dedicated to enhancing the farm to table experience, Asheville has become a mecca for lovers of excellent food.  At the Carolina Bed & Breakfast your Asheville food experience will begin with breakfast. Our evening reception includes Biltmore Beverages as well as a selection of hot and cold canapés which are a highlight for many of our guests.  And when you return home in the evening a small sweet treat will be found in your room.

FAQs

Breakfast is served between 8:30-9:30AM at your convenience

Breakfast begins with a fruit course. Sweet and Savory Main Dishes are served on alternate days.

Our Evening Reception is from 5:30-7PM daily. Both Hot and cold canapés are served.  Dishes change daily but are seasonal in nature.  Past examples include Coconut Shrimp, Stuffed Mushrooms, Avocado and Jalapeño Stuffed Puff Pastry, Caprese Salad on Skewers, Peach-Ricotta Bruschetta and more.

24 hour coffee, tea, soda, water and cookies are available in the guest pantry.

A small sweet treat will be placed in your bedroom nightly.

Our Guests Say...

We stayed in the Cottage, which was adorable! It is large, well decorated and luxurious. The daily breakfast was fantastic and we truly enjoyed the wine in the afternoon.

— Erin, Wilmington, NC

Once in bed the glow of the in room fireplace put me to sleep. I slept like a baby ;-) In the morning we were greeted by the smell of coffee and a wonderful breakfast.

— Harry Ness, Atlanta, GA

A Note from Your Host…

The Holiday’s are upon us!  It doesn’t seem possible.  But shortly the inn will be decked out for the end of the year and we will be busy baking mince pies and other holiday treats.  And of course we have some specials and suggestions for our guests as well.

Be sure and  check out our Biltmore Christmas Special.  Four floors of the Biltmore decorated from top to bottom for Christmas with an evening visit which includes rooms not open during the day. The fireplaces are lit and trees aglow as you tour the house.  This year’s theme is “Hearth and Home”.  It’s a Christmas tradition not to be missed!

In addition to the display at the Biltmore, you will want to visit the Grove Park Inn to view the finalists in the National Gingerbread House Competition, on display from November 27, 2016-January 5th, 2017.  On a smaller scale, the Smith-McDowell House is an Antebellum Mansion  built in 1840 which offers a Victorian Christmas Display from November 17th.  At the Carolina we follow our family tradition of honoring Thanksgiving by refraining from decorating until after that holiday.  But once Thanksgiving is over, we give in to a whole hearted love of Christmas with a live tree decorated with glass ornaments and small trees in every room.  Special holiday baking is also a in important part of the month!

Share your Asheville Experience with someone else with the following  gift suggestions:

  1. Share your love of Asheville with someone else and purchase a gift certificate to stay at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast.  We can tailor this to meet your budget and needs.
  2. Bring a touch of the Carolina B&B to your home with a purchase of my cookbook, Our Family Table: Recipes and Lessons From A Life AbroadOrder now for shipment in time for Christmas.
  3. In conjunction with the publication of my cookbook, we will be offering a cooking package , Cooking With Susan,  at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast this winter.  Book one, two or three classes and enjoy two days in Asheville at our B&B while learning some of the recipes and lessons I learned in 27 years overseas.  For more details, click here:  Cooking with Susan  Call 828-254-3608 for more information or to book.