Downtown Asheville’s Posana Cafe is celebrating its first anniversary this week. The festivities will begin on Thursday, May 20, with a special menu featuring 100-percent local/regional cuisine. All of the proceeds from items ordered off of that menu will be donated to the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
Some of the menu items featured include lamb from East Fork Farms, rabbit from Sadie’s Acre Farm, Sunburst Trout, Beef from Everett Farms, Hickory Nut Gap Pork, Vegetables from Pinnacle Peak Farms, oyster mushrooms from Myco Gardens, eggs from Farside Farms and more.
Reservations are highly recommend for this event, and can be made by calling 505-3969.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy great food and support our local businesses and farming community,” says Martha Pollay, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Peter. Martha also released this statement in a press release: “With the gracious support of product donations from many local businesses and farmers, we will be designing a diverse menu that should appeal to a variety of diners. We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has helped to make this event possible.”
The next evening, on Friday, May 21, Posana will host an anniversary celebration that will begin at 9 p.m. and feature the music of Kat Williams.
The Asheville Citizen-Times says this of Williams:
“She’s got a mean set of lungs and she knows how to use them for deep, soul-stroking tones that make us feel better having heard them. Kat Williams sings Jazz, R&B, straight Blues, Lounge sounds, and more. The fact is, this woman could hum off her laundry list and make it sound good. Williams may be a contemporary artist, but it’s obvious that she’s got a well-worn soul, a quality that translates well through the mic. Listening to someone like Kat Williams use a talent that is no doubt the product of genes and fate almost makes you do a double take. The range and intensity of her voice is at times surprising, often leaving the whole room feeling blessed by the sound.”
Posana Cafe is a 2 Star Certified Green Restaurant, the only one of its kind in North Carolina. The owners are committed to maintaining high green standards, and are actively involved in the local community. They are a completely gluten-free restaurant, offering a wide array of gluten-free baked goods, full breakfast, lunch and dinner options and gluten-free drinks, as well. Posana is open daily until 11 p.m. and is located at 1 Biltmore Ave., across from Pack Square.
Photo by Martha Pollay