Written by John Kerr of Metro Wines
Follow the path less traveled to the best wine lists in Asheville.
What do you look for in a dining experience? When the night out is special, our focus tends to be on the food. There’s always that new restaurant you want to check out to see how they prepare salmon.
Or you want to go back to your favorite place because they make a dish just the way you like it.
Chefs are the celebrities in Asheville. For the right meal, we willingly compete with the tourists for a table at the acclaimed restaurants in town. But I see a far smaller crowd lining up for the sommelier. The wine list plays second fiddle.
I understand this. The food is the star of the show. But as exquisite as the food may be, the right wine brings the meal to a whole new level. A proper pairing of food and wine creates a synergy to all the flavors on the table.
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