What You'll Get
Without servers, diners would be required to interact with chefs, who are known to be unruly, rambunctious, and fluent only in Elvish. Dine with the help of affable servers with today's Groupon to Grovewood Café, located in the historic shops of Biltmore Industries. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of homemade dinner cuisine.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of homemade lunch cuisine.
Grovewood Café, an independent restaurant and member of Asheville Independent Restaurants, sates empty stomachs with locally sourced sustenance. Dinner begins with mouth-moistening meal-starters such as the pear, fennel, and orange salad basking in a honey vinaigrette ($8) or the warm brie, pecans, fruit conserve, and a gastrique of red wine ($10) before arriving at tantalizing entrees including the smoked pork loin with coffee molasses barbecue sauce, parisienne potatoes, and french beans ($17). Lunch options include the roasted chicken sandwich dressed in a shawl of cranberry-citrus sauce and accessorized with spinach, apple, and Havarti ($10) and the grilled Sunburst Farms natural trout swimming with tomato dill butter, gorgonzola polenta, and sautéed kale ($17).
Grovewood Café has a quaint, hometown feeling, nestled among an antique car museum, artist studios, and art galleries. The creative cooks also provide a kids' menu for children and garden gnomes less than four feet tall.
TripAdvisors give Grovewood Café an average rating of four owl eyes:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for alcohol. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with any other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Grovewood Cafe
Grovewood Cafe could very well be a cottage from a fairytale. Greenery seems bent on overtaking the restaurant and completely surrounds its patio, where whimsical sculptures from Grovewood Gallery pop up from the ground. On the inside, flowers bring color to tables bathed in light from oversized windows. And, like many a Brothers Grimm character, chef and owner Larry Waldrop depends on local farms for sustenance.
Larry believes that the best meals are made from scratch, and without too much help from machinery. He prefers to chop his meat by hand, for instance, rather than use his government-issued butcher robot. His menu of Southern-inspired plates gives credit to several area farms—there's grilled meatloaf from Hickory Nut Gap Farm, pork from Heritage Farms, and chicken breast from Ashley Farms, which arrives encrusted in crunchy walnuts. Every day, there's a special free-range omelet available for lunch. And if you're in the neighborhood on a Sunday morning, stop by for the Grovewood's take on eggs benedict with fried green tomatoes, grilled Sunburst Farm trout, and swiss chard.