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Asheville dinner and heirloom apples

I've been reading old posts about A-ville. We'll just be in town for the evening. What do people think of spending our only dinner at Limones? Anything other suggestions in the price range? Is there anything with an emphasis on local, seasonal, and maybe French (postings about Rue Cler in Durham givin' me a hankering)?

I've been to Laughing Seed. Love it. But want to try something new.

AND...any foodie places we should visit nearby? I really want to pick up some unusal apples in the mountains. I also love locally-made anything, especially cheeses.

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  1. If you're in own for one night only then Limones is a great idea...if you can swing Table for lunch and Limones for dinner you'd be very happy...or vise versa?

    The Grove Arcade has a nice produce stand and a new cheese shop - I've had great apples from the stand and have not yet visited the cheese shop but it looks nice - there is also a new chocolate shop too! Although I am partial to the house made chocolates at the Chocolate Fetish. Have fun!

    1. Damn...I just looked at Table's website. Limones or Table, Limones or Table...!

      1. you won't go wrong with either - I think both of these places are really raising the bar for good eats in Asheville.

        1. Still not that thrilled with Table. If you want French influenced and local/regional/organic ingredients I'd do Fig in Biltmore Village or Market Place on Wall St.

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          1. re: leahinsc

            I agree. I found Table to be only fair. Disclaimer: I have only been there at lunch. Fig is a good choice for French, and Salsa is a good choice for local ingredients.

            Foodie Spots: I agree wholeheartedly with the Choclate Fetish rec. Get a dark chocolate pistachio frog. You won't be sorry.

            Greenlife carries (sometimes) a goat cheese from Spinning Spider that has black pepper, fig, and rosemary. Pricey, but delicious. Sometimes they are at the Sat morning farmers market on Biltmore between City Bakery and French Broad Coop.

            1. re: danna

              Danna - how about the extra spicy ancient pleasure truffles - ohmygosh!!
              You should probably stop at the Farmer's market to see what they have as far as apples and other products/produce.

          2. ...and if you are between Limones and Table - definitely Limones.