Moving on: "I'm getting a fresh start, and I think I really need that; I think it's important to my creativity," says Anthony Ceratto. Photo by Max Cooper

After the closing of Fiore’s, Chef Anthony Cerrato looks ahead

Fiore's Ristorante Toscana abruptly closed on Tuesday, Feb. 28 after a family dispute over chef and co-owner Anthony Cerrato's announced departure from the restaurant. The building, owned by Cerrato's father, is now up for rent. Cerrato, already at work on his new restaurant, Strada, is looking ahead. The closure of Fiore's, says Cerrato, allows him […]

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Asheville’s first food truck lot opens in downtown (with slideshow)

At 11 a.m on a blustery Friday, March 2, two of Asheville’s food trucks set up in a nondescript downtown lot at 51 Coxe Ave., next to the bus station. The parking lot, dubbed simply “The Lot” by the vendors, is intended to be a mobile-vending hot spot, a diminutive version of the much-larger versions seen in food-centric cities like Austin and Portland. (Photos by Bill Rhodes and Caitlin Byrd)

Talent show

The National Truffle Fest draws an incredible pool of talented regional chefs and other truffle experts: Shannon M. Berch is a research scientist for the BC Ministry of Environment, has co-authored six published works and serves as an adjunct professor with the University of British Columbia and with Royal Roads University. She is a consultant […]

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Turning Japanese, the movie: Blind Pig supper club travels to the Far East (includes video)

On Sunday, Jan. 22, Blind Pig — a not-for-profit dinner club held in various “secret” locations around Asheville — hosted the Rising Sun dinner, a 12-course Japanese meal prepared by chefs from the Admiral and Cucina 24. Local filmmaker Aaron Morrell documented the entire process, from start to finish. We have the video for you here.