According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, humans cannot attain self-actualization without first tending to such basic physiological needs as water, sleep, and brisket. Achieve overall fulfillment with today's Groupon for homestyle fare to Grovewood Cafe. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of homestyle fare during dinner.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of homestyle fare during lunch.
The chefs at Grovewood Cafe comfort stomachs and souls with a menu of homestyle fare crafted with locally sourced ingredients. Guests gather around the dinner table like knights hungry for war, ready to launch attacks on entrees such as a Sunburst Farms trout ($23) in Chablis rosemary butter sauce, flanked by roasted tomatoes, gorgonzola polenta, and asparagus. A roasted chicken breast languishes in poultry velouté, surrounded by an ensemble of herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, and greasy cut short beans ($18). Grovewood's chefs also prepare an ever-changing selection of fresh desserts daily ($8). During lunch, the grilled steak sandwich envelops aioli, romaine lettuce, and tomatoes under the loving care of an Amish bun ($12). The Ox Creek buffalo meatloaf greets midday munchers with fried mac and cheese and swiss chard ($16), and those already nostalgic for breakfast can opt for the free-range omelet du jour with an entourage of roasted potatoes and fresh fruit ($13).
Located among the historic homespun shops of Biltmore industries, Grovewood Cafe exudes an artistic sensibility alongside galleries, showrooms, museums, and Andy Warhol impersonators. Home cooks will also appreciate the restaurant's recipe of the month, allowing them to replicate homestyle dishes at their own addresses.
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.