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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Deerpark Restaurant at Biltmore

On our Thanksgiving trip to the Asheville, North Carolina area,  we had an elegant lunch at the Deerpark Restaurant on the grounds at the Biltmore estate.  This facility was built at the turn of the century, not long after the Biltmore House was completed.  It was originally a barn where the prized dairy cattle were brought for calving.

In 1979,  the barn was renovated and has housed the Deerpark Restaurant since then.  Additional wings were added,  creating an open-air courtyard in the center.  This restaurant, featuring a taste of regional southern cuisine,  is also a popular setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and parties.

We enjoyed a lunch buffet while there.   Here was the menu:
SOUPS:  Pumpkin and Apple Cider Bisque;  Potato and Bacon;
SALADS:  Baby Romaine and Fresh Field Greens;  Roasted Beets and Hearts of Palm;  Bulghur wheat with Dried Fruits;  Traditional Waldorf Salad
ENTREES:  Herb-brined, Roasted Breast of Turkey;  Traditional Cornbread Stuffing;  Citrus Cranberry Relish;  Maple Glazed, Smoked Loin of Pork;  Chef's Special Entree du Jour;  Buttermilk Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes;  Harvest Vegetable Medley
DESSERTS:  Maple Pumpkin Pie; Southern Fruit Cobbler and Fresh Whipped Cream;  Pastry Chef's Selection of Assorted Petit Items;  Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake;  Chocolate Peppermint Tart

Needless to say,  all was delicious.  One of my favorites was the Pumpkin Apple Cider Bisque.. I had never had that --and it was all over me wonderful.  Today,  I will show you some pictures of this gorgeous place.  Above is the sign outside --and more are below.

Here's a picture of the outside of Deerpark Restaurant.

Here's a gorgeous Poinsettia tree that greeted us once we went inside.

From our table,  we could see out into the courtyard.

Here's a picture of one of the banquet rooms we saw while looking around the facilities.  I can understand why people would rent it for weddings or parties.

Finally,  here is a picture of a pretty Christmas tree located in another banquet room.  Note the adorable little sleigh on the table beside the tree...  I loved it!!!!

You MUST tune in tomorrow to hear what happened to me while at that restaurant....

Have a great day and keep the spirit of Christmas within you.