Downtown Asheville’s newest bar/eatery, Sazerac, opens today. Owners Jack and Lesley Groetsch, former managers of the Orange Peel, say that the venue is a classic-cocktail bar. Sazerac, at 29 Broadway in the space formerly occupied by Ambiance Interiors, is named after a cocktail created in New Orleans, where the Groetsches used to live.
The bar leans heavily on New Orleans traditions, from the cocktail list to the cuisine, which is mostly Cajun-themed small plates. Lesley says the focus is on the cocktails, especially those “that have in some cases gone out of style, but in some cases are rushing back into style.”
Sazerac also boasts a rooftop terrace, which is pictured here. Visit www.ashevillesazerac.com for more information.
— Gabe Chess, news intern