Monday, February 21, 2011

Get Wild at the WNC Nature Center in Asheville

The WNC Nature Center in Asheville is gearing up for a big year. The Nature Center is the best place for close up views of Otters, Foxes, Coyotes, as well as Gray and Red Wolves. Currently exhibits are being revamped for public viewing. Get ready, because this year there is a special surprise being unveiled, but this blogger has been sworn to silence. Here's a hint: Cute, but dangerous.

Check out the new Appalachian Friends Donor Garden and watch as the peacocks freely walk around. Also be sure to catch the annual interactive Butterfly Exhibit. There's a lot happening this year so be sure to visit them online and learn more.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's Day Dinner in Asheville

Love and romance are in the air as Valentine's Day in Asheville is quickly approaching. Make plans now to visit Roux, located in the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park. For three days, February 12 - 14th, Roux will be serving a delicious menu crafted by our chef, Randy Dunn. Enjoy some of these delectable dishes.

Valentine's Weekend Dinner Menu

Soups: Mushroom Bisque and Oyster Stew

- Crab Avocado Stack - jumbo lump crab with a spicy aioli
- Lobster Un-Ravioli with garlicky spinach served in a creole alfredo sauce.
- Bibb Salad - shredded duck confit, dried cherries, gorgonzola and
smoked tomato vinaigrette.

- Filet with white truffle yukons, sherried mushroom brushetta
- Tuna 2-ways: Poké and flash fried, pommes frites, ginger aioli
- Pan Seared Breast of Chicken, sweet potato ravioli, peach demi
- Eggplant-Potato Pie with barley pilaf and winter vegetables

Mini Dessert Tray Sampler

Roux also offer a great selection of wines and local brews to complement your dining experience.

This menu will be served from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Reservations are recommended. Please call 828-209-2715 to secure your table. Learn more about Roux on the web.