Cucina24 is a beautifully decorated and conveniently located on Wall Street in Asheville, North Carolina. Many Asheville restaurants are well known for their use of local farm products and Cucina24 is no exception. The twist is that Chef/Owner Brian Canipelli uses the local food to make innovation Italian cuisine. He states on his website:
The freshest seasonal and local ingredients highlight Cucina24's menu. The farms and ranches of western North Carolina help add local flavor to classic Italian tastes.It's been some time since I dined at one of Chef Brian's tables so I had a good reason to take my wife and friends in for dinner prior to catching a play at the Asheville Community Theatre. Since we were early we landed one of the tables beside the window facing Patton Avenue as well as the open kitchen. Perfect for watching everything - like dinner and a show before going to the show.
|Pig Trotter and Foie Gras Terrince|
|Grilled Ciabatta with House Ricotta and Gremolata|
My wife also ordered the Grilled Ciabatta with House Ricotta and Gremolata ($5.00) which was much more popular with our table overall. A generous amount of Cucina24's ricotta atop three slices of ciabatta with gremolata. It was definitely a hit.
|Cured Tuna with Dried Olive, Oyster Root and Foie Gras Powder|
|Strettine and Veal/Prosciutto Meatballs|
|Olive Oil Cake with Orange Curd and Pine Nut Brittle|
Chef Brian and his team know what they're doing and make it look flawless. His flavors, presentations and expertise is refreshing to savor.
24 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801