Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro is in the space formally occupied by Vigne, near the Orange Peel. It offers seating in doors, out doors or at the bar so you get your choice of atmospheres as well. I really liked the uptown feel previously with Vigne and Storm has not let me down with the remodeled design. Same restaurant, different feel, still good.
Storm offers a distinctive old world, old timey charm and decor. The wood tables and unique lighting fixtures along with candles around the dining room and on each table allows an element of romance and comfort. The service is relaxed, but efficient and professional. While our server was not proficient with the wines on the small wine list; he did present a confident and friendly tone with which we felt very comfortable.
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My wife ordered the small size Grilled Hanger Steak with chimichurri sauce, pommes frittes and arugula salad topped with a sherry vinaigrette. Each aspect was very flavorful and decidedly a perfect match for what we were looking for at dinner. The small size steak is about 5 ounces while the large size is about 10 ounces.
I also ordered fish tacos that arrived on soft tortillas accompanied with Napa cabbage slaw, fresh daily fish of the day and highlighted with pineapple pico de gallo and fresh guacamole on the side. They looked delicious and tasted even better. The small order held two tacos and the large order would have been three tacos.
We decided to live big and order dessert. My wife ordered the vanilla flan with rum caramel sauce topped with sugared lime zest. This was a nice combination with the sweet lime zest giving the flan and caramel a fresh twist to the flavors.
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125 S. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801