Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sante Wine Bar at the Grove Arcade - Great spot to relax over wine with friends!

I wanted to catch up with a friend so we agreed to meet at Santé Wine Bar at the Grove Arcade.  This was my first return visit to Santé in a few years so I was anxious to see what it was like again.   I wasn’t disappointed.  We sat looking out the windows toward Page Avenue surrounded by large pieces of art and relaxing sitting areas.

While waiting for my friend to show up I ordered a half bottle of the Gruet Blanc de Noirs ($14.50).  This is a nice sparkling wine from New Mexico that offers a rich, toasty charm mingled with hints of berries and a creamy texture.  The acidity makes it welcome with many items on the food menu.

We weren’t having a full meal so picked the Bruschetta ($5.) and the Cheese Board ($14.).  The Bruschetta is wonderful and gives you the opportunity to build your own style – it’s like an upscale lunchables for adults, great concept!  The Cheese Board allowed us three choices from the selections of cheeses available.  We went with a local Chevre, a Spanish Manchego and an aged Gouda from Cypress Grove.  They were all good but the aged Gouda stole the show, simply amazing.

Cheese Board
There are a variety of dips, cheese and salads on the menu as well as a nice assortment of wines, bubbly and beer.  Be sure to keep this on your short list of stops to use when going out or catching up with friends.  The staff is friendly and knowledgeable so don’t be shy.

Contact Information
(828) 254.8188
1 Page Avenue
Asheville, NC  28801
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