Like its linguistic counterpart, Latin-inspired food has influenced many cultures and is rarely appropriate in elementary coursework. Leave Latin translations to trained tongues with today's Groupon to Chef Mo's Restaurant & Bar on Hendersonville Road. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of upscale Latin-inspired dinner fare.
- For $6, you get $12 worth of upscale Latin-inspired lunch fare.
When chef Mo isn't chatting up diners at his namesake restaurant, he's busy serving up a nonpareil assortment of unique palatable concoctions. Timid appetites sidle up to the Latin-infused dinner menu at a snail's pace with an appetizer sampling of helix escargot ($7), or kick start cravings to full speed with a caffeinated jolt of coffee-encrusted hanger steak, buzzing atop garlic mashed potatoes and chef's vegetables ($17). Chef Mo's lobster tail deserts its clawed counterpart to bathe in a rich beer batter, chipotle rémoulade, and sweet-potato mash alongside spinach and kale parmesan ($19). Daylight diners can sample bread-bordered lunch menu options including Mo's blackened prime rib sandwich paired with horseradish aioli, red onion, and signature Mo-made foccacia ($8), or summit Mountain Fiestas' crustless quiche powered by the restaurant owners' private farm supply of organic eggs, market fresh veggies, and invisible organic crust ($6).
Chef Mo's Restaurant & Bar
During his childhood in Mexico City, Mauricio Abreu found respite from his four older siblings' shenanigans in his mother's kitchen. There, he absorbed the Latin culinary traditions that would later become the backbone of his restaurant's menu. Though he planned for a career as a graphic specialist, Mauricio's steady transformation into Chef Mo was as fortunate as it was fortuitous.
At Chef Mo's Restaurant & Bar, imaginative dishes bloom from this base of Latin influence. Mo crafts many of the platters and all of the desserts himself, labeling his signature additions as "Mo-made." He also habitually patrols the dining room to converse with guests, augmenting the warmth that radiates from his oven as it teeters after him out of separation anxiety. His creative fusion of Latin flavors with traditional Italian, French, and American dishes has coupled with the spot's genial atmosphere to earn two OpenTable Diners' Choice awards: Good for Groups and Neighborhood Gem.
900 Hendersonville Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803Get Directions