28806 (Asheville) -even better than I remembered!
Had dinner here last night, it has been months and I had heard they had a new chef so I was curious to see if they'd made any changes. The menu isn't any different and they still feature a nice selection of fish, pasta dishes and meats. From the specials they offered it seems they are trying to incorporate more locally grown/raised items.
It was even better than I remembered! we started out w/ the fried green tomato stack w/ goat cheese and the tuna sushi appetizer served over purslane which was an interesting touch. The tuna rolls were amazingly fresh - better than I've gotten in most sushi restaurants. We split the lamb porterhouse tentree which was a large portion that was served with a crispy twice baked potato and some sauteed asparagus....it was a lick the plate type of meal. Everything from the bread to the wine and the service was perfect.
I discovered 28806 through this board about this time last year, and it may have been the best restaurant meal I had last year. Phenomenal! I am headed to Asheville next week and thought about trying some of the other restaurants getting a lot of discussion on the board -- fig, Corner Kitchen, Zambra. But your experience mirrored mine from a year ago -- right down to the fried green tomato appetizer. So I think I will drive a little farther -- miss the Belle Chere crowds -- and experience 28806 again.