Ashley Annin wrote about how cultural influences and preservation of memory are two driving forces behind Asheville’s acclaimed food scene. Thanks to Ashley for featuring Corner Kitchen and our charming 120+ year-old home!
From the article:
There’s something about Asheville that draws people in. The city’s eclectic art culture, well-preserved architecture and picture-perfect convergence of mountains, rivers and sky seem to call people to Western North Carolina.
That gravitational pull has brought a diverse community of culinary artists to the area, each of whom helps contribute to and define the city’s distinct food scene.
Western North Carolina’s history has also played a significant role in the development of many area restaurants, including Corner Kitchen. Open since 2004, many facets of the landmark farm-to-table operation, owned by Joe Scully and Kevin Westmoreland, are inspired by its location in a historic home designed by Richard Sharp Smith, who was the Biltmore Estate’s resident architect starting in the late 1890s.
“Corner Kitchen is in one of the original Richard Sharp Smith homes and has the lines and design touches that you will see in his other houses around Asheville,” says Westmoreland. “To complement that, we kept the design and decor in the restaurant purposely clean and simple.