When George Vanderbilt built Biltmore Village for his workers in the late 1890s, it was to create a connection between his estate and the surrounding town, businesses and farms. Over the years the Biltmore Estate has became a tourist attraction, Biltmore Village became a historic district and many of the local farms went away. In the last 20 years, many small farms have returned to Western North Carolina. You can
Humans of Corner Kitchen is a continuing blog piece we run each month about a staff member in our restaurant. My name is Rachel Morgan and I am the general manager. How long have you worked for Corner Kitchen? Coming up on 5 years in the Spring. What’s the best meal you’ve had at Corner Kitchen? Coriander Seared Scallops over Hominy & Local Sweet Corn Sautee, Grilled Green Onions and Chili Puree.
Corner Kitchen, and Chestnut, partner with many local farmers and vendors. Featuring local products like, jams, honey, mustard, gluten free desserts, meats, milk, cream, cheeses, eggs, hot sauces, beer, cider and so much more is incredibly important to us. Why? Because it stimulates our local economy and it tastes GREAT! This month we are showcasing Highland Brewing Company. Here’s what Family Owner, President, Leah Ashburn has to say… 1. Give us the