Cashiers Dining: Chef John Fleer and Lonesome Valley’s Canyon Kitchen

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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Ambience and Incomparable Cuisine are Always on the Menu at Cashiers’ Canyon Kitchen

Designed to be far more than just another meal out, guests of Lonesome Valley’s Canyon Kitchen can expect to be treated to nothing short of a dining “experience”.  By thoughtfully combining his “garden-to-table” inspired fare with the natural beauty of the largest box canyon east of the Rockies, John Fleer is as much a master showman as he is master chef. Housed within the charmingly handsome Jennings Barn overlooking the community garden at the epicenter of the Lonesome Valley community, the doors of the Canyon Kitchen are often open to let the crisp mountain breezes in as guests delight in the aromas and flavors of freshly prepared dishes, many of which contain ingredients gathered from the garden that very morning. This one-of-a-kind dining establishment is the ideal fit for the unique community that surrounds it – a celebration of time-honored tradition, family and nature. The “Kitchen” truly is the heart of this home.

After gaining a following and glowing reputation as the celebrated chef of Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm for fourteen years, the talented Chef John Fleer has created something very special in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. With his belief in the Irish proverb “the laughter is brightest where the food is best”, he never disappoints guests of the Canyon Kitchen as he blends good old fashioned Southern hospitality and traditional Southern food with a creative culinary twist. The laughter and conversation flow as easily as the wine at this distinctive Cashiers eatery. Menus rotate regularly, based on both the availability of seasonal products and the “occasional whim” of the chef. One day the menu might  feature distinctively different dishes like Roulade of Rib Eye with Mushroom Ketchup accompanied by Lyonnaise Potatoes and Tuscan Kale Braised with Local Mushrooms, or Quinoa Crusted Sunburst Trout accompanied by Fabinas Verdes and Gremolata Shoestring Potatoes with Green Tomato Ketchup.  Only to be followed the next day by a more conventional “South of the Mason-Dixon Line” dish of Ashley Farms Chicken and Waffles with Maple-Sorghum Syrup polished off with a Lemon Buttermilk Pudding Cake topped with Local Berries.  Are your taste buds tingling? If so, you won’t want to wait much longer.  Canyon Kitchen is only open Thursday through Sunday seasonally, and with mere weeks left before the season’s end – the reservation books are filling up quickly!  To book you reservation at one of the most distinctive restaurants on the mountain, call 828.743.7967 or e-mail your request to canyonkitchen@lonesomevalley.com.   To learn more about homes and land available for purchase in Lonesome Valley, contact Silver Creek Real Estate Group by calling 828-743-1999, e-mailing us at info@ncliving.com or filling out our convenient online contact form.

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