We stopped by the 151 Boutique Bar & Kitchen in Asheville recently for a taste of their new menu offerings. It was a fabulous meal to say the least.
The 151 Boutique Bar is located inside of Asheville’s Hotel Indigo, and it has always been open to the public. As a matter of fact, you can drive around the circle in front of the hotel, and get a parking deck pass card from the front desk to park in the lower garage. Just tell them you are here to eat or drink at 151.
Of course, I like to have dinner here, listen to Ben Hovey play some live music, have a few cocktails and spend the night in luxury in their beautiful rooms. But, sometimes I have to go home, which is about 5 minutes away.
The classy contemporary atmosphere, gorgeous bar and incredible food puts them in the Top 10 places to eat in downtown AVL. I have put the captions below each on of the photos.
At the beginning of the meal, we were presented with a salad that included local spring greens, garlic toasted walnuts, gorgonzola, citrus vinaigrette, and an English cucumber wrap.
The next course was a crabcake. And this one was so good! A far cry from the over-breaded crabless ones we have grown to get used to. A local company called Blue Water Seafood supplied the crabcakes to 151.
Next we had a sorbet teaser, to clean the palate. Made in house and Yum!
Then came the main course: Delicious pasta and sausage, both made in house at the 151 Boutique Bar. The Italian in me got excited!
A delicious Espresso Bean Martini was our dessert cocktail. Thank you!!!
We completed the meal with some tasty Mango Creme Brulee. And yes, it was the perfect ending. Wine from their great wine list paired each one of the dishes above.
If you live in the Asheville area, or if you are planning on visiting; make sure you stop by the 151 Boutique Bar and Kitchen.