Much like a crime-fighting partnership struck between a polygraph and seismograph machine, good meals bring together components that complement each other perfectly. Forge a flavor union with today's Groupon to Restaurant Solace, located in the Haywood Park Hotel in downtown Asheville. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of upscale American fare at the upstairs café.
- For $15, you get $35 worth of upscale American fare at the downstairs restaurant.
Chef and owner Bryan Kimmett fills the dining rooms of his café and restaurant with handcrafted seasonal dishes prepared with local ingredients, including grass-fed beef from North Carolina and cheeses from the nearby Three Graces Dairy. The restaurant's menu tells the tale of a number of hearty entrees, including a succulent cut of filet mignon that sports a speckling of smoked paprika, as well as an entourage of baby vegetables and rosemary jus ($28). The local, free-range chicken dons a freshly crisped coat before shepherding a flock of parsnip mashed potato and swiss chard atop a plate ($16). Alternately, the café's dinner menu proffers an array of seasonal plates, such as the duck-confit spring roll ($9) and the Cajun-grilled blackbuck antelope ($12). In the afternoon, muffle the bad poetry spouted by attention-seeking stomachs with a selection from Restaurant Solace's lunch menu, which boasts an assortment of sandwiches ($7.50–$10) that separate star-crossed slices of bread with a multitude of ingredients.
Restaurant Solace beckons diners within its doors with a modern décor that complements its tile flooring with dark wood accents and hanging lamps. Seating on the outdoor patio allows patrons to take in the sights of downtown Asheville while giving their mouths some much needed outdoor recreation aside from playing tongue frisbee or slinging out philosophical aphorisms to passing marathon runners.
1 Battery Park Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801