Rhubarb hosts Ashley English Week to honor the local author’s recipes

HANDYWOMAN: Ashley English's Homemade Living books cover topics like beekeeping, raising chickens, and canning and preserving food. Photo of English from her Small Measure blog

It’s Ashley English Week at Rhubarb! The local author, known for her Homemade Living book series, is thrilled to be showcasing recipes for both food and drinks at the celebrated restaurant, which she calls one of her favorite local spots.

“Who would’ve ever guessed that my patronage of a restaurant so seriously deserving of every accolade would want to celebrate me too?” asked English on her blog, Small Measure. “The golden rule, y’all. It’s the only way to fly.”

English will make two appearances at Rhubarb, both of which include a meet-and-greet element, to coincide with the restaurant’s presentations of her fare.

Sunday, Dec. 14: Sunday Supper

As the Sunday Supper guest of honor, English will see the Rhubarb incarnation of her recipes for apple bourbon meatloaf and sorghum roasted vegetables. Prepared by executive chef John Fleer, the dishes will be passed among guests in a family-style dinner setting. Inspiration for dessert comes from English’s A Year in Pies, and the author will hold a book signing in conjunction with the group dinner.

Sunday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. $26 for adults, $13 for children under 12 years. Call 785-1503 for required reservation.

Thursday, Dec. 18: Tot-Tine Thursday

Rhubarb’s version of the classic Canadian dish poutine swaps traditional fried potatoes for an American staple — tater tots. Accompanying the spuds, gravy and cheese will be a curated selection of English’s signature beverages, including winter sangria and hot toddies, from her latest book release Quench: Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste and Occasion — all served up by bar manager Spencer Shultz.

Thursday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. $9.50 for tot-tine and beverage prices vary. No reservation required. Rhubarb is located at 7 S.W. Pack Square. For more information, visit rhubarbasheville.com.

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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