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.
1 Page Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801