We’ve eaten here several times since moving to Asheville early in 2015. This is a lovely old house in Biltmore Village, a beautiful shopping and dining neighborhood located across the street from the entrance gates to the Biltmore House.
Each dining experience at Corner Kitchen has improved for us exponentially, and that’s only because I’ve learned how to call ahead with my food and nutrition requests. I’m certain they’ve always been extremely accommodating to all their guests.
Just walking into this re-purposed and lovely structure instills a sense of coming into an old friend’s house. Some of the wood floors are a bit uneven which adds to the charm. As we are escorted to a table on the dining patio, we pass the open kitchen and all cooks remain with busy hands, but each looks up with a welcoming nod and smile.
This night, our server was all over my food requests and came up with a few suggested items he knew the kitchen would be happy to prepare. I was drawn to the gazpacho on the menu, and ordered it. Out comes a beautiful, chilled bowl of yummy soup AND a green salad for us both, which the Chef sent complementary. Everything is sourced locally, whenever possible. Ingredients are vibrant and fresh, and all dressings (oil-free for me) are well prepared and flavorful. My entree dish consisted of orzo pasta, carrots, zucchini, green beans and squash. To say it was full of flavor would be an understatement. Then, there was a fun kick of capers thrown in to tickle the tastebuds!
I recommend this restaurant highly, and you can also visit their sister restaurant in downtown Asheville called Chestnut.