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FOOD, BEVERAGE & LODGING PARTNERS

The Asheville Symphony is proud to partner with some of Asheville’s best restaurants, breweries, bars, hotels, B&B’s and more. They serve Symphony patrons all year long; now they are doing more by supporting the Symphony as advertisers and sponsors. We encourage you to visit our partners who support your Symphony, and send them our love when you visit their establishments!

At our core, we brew beer we want to drink on a regular basis, beer we can sit down and have multiple pints with friends. Our flagship and seasonal offerings are brewed to be balanced and approachable, how brewers have been striving to brew beers for thousands of years. Click here to learn more about Hi-Wire.

Located in the Historic Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville, Modesto offers Rustic Italian cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients and fire from our Mugnaini oven. Modesto features a full bar and extensive wine list, all Italian. From appetizers to house made pastries, it’s where the bosses meet for lunch and bring their favorite guests when they are hungry for all things delicious. It’s where we eat, drink, network, and celebrate great ideas. If you haven’t been to Modesto… you must. And if you have, we’ll see you back, soon. Meet me at Modesto. Click here to learn more about Modesto.

Celine and Company Catering was founded by Celine and Michael Lurey in 1993. They remained a leader in serving Asheville’s finest catering cuisine since. Starting as an expression of Celine’s love of entertaining and an outlet for her locally-known and sought out cuisine. The business has grown tremendously over the years. In January of 2015, Celine and Michael chose to embrace the freedom of retirement and sold Celine’s namesake business to long-time Chef, Kim Lloyd. Click here to learn more about Celine and Company Catering.

Asheville has some fantastic local craft beers; we showcase something different. Our goal is to provide unique offerings that aren’t the same beers served at other bars around town. We handpick each selection of world-class craft beer from around the globe while paying special attention to quality and history. Plus, catch exclusive collaborations with local breweries only at The Whale. Click here to learn more about The Whale.

A New York Deli in downtown Asheville? You betta believe it! Brought to Asheville from his childhood in New York and named after his Mama, Zellas Deli is the newest concept from Chef Michael Reppert and John Tressler. With tasty sandwiches and soups and all the meat and cheese and chewy buns you care to eat, Zella’s is hot buns and tasty meat on the corner of 48 College Street. Click here to learn more about Zella’s Deli.

Drawing from Italian family recipes, Gemelli crafts scratch-made Italian food in a convenient, European-inspired eatery in West Asheville. From maritozzi (an ancient Roman pastry) and frittata to fresh salads and house-made pastas, sauces, and Sicilian-style pizzas, we serve the authentic flavors of Italy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with grab-and-go bites. Whether you’re coming for a morning meeting or dinner date, everyone is family at Gemelli. Click here to learn more about Gemelli.

Cursus Keme

Brouwerïj Cursus Kĕmē honors historic brewing tradition while playing an active role in its current course. In 2023, Cursus Kĕmē partnered with the Asheville Symphony for an Amadeus Festival exclusive beer release, the Das Horner Bier. Click here to learn more about Cursus Kĕmē.

Salsa's

A funky blend of Mexican and Caribbean flavors, Salsa’s offers innovative cuisine in a unique downtown Asheville setting. All food is made fresh. Organic and vegetarian fare are available. Click here to read more about Salsa’s. Special shout-out to Salsa’s amazing craft-made hot sauce, Hector’s Smokin’ Habanero Hot Sauce!

Bomba

Bomba is located on a very important corner on Pack Square where Chef Hector first decided to open his own restaurant. Four successful restaurants later, Bomba is the perfect, central spot in downtown Asheville to meet a friend for breakfast, lunch or for one of their handcrafted espresso drinks. Serving a refreshing combination of creative lunches and tasty entrees, one cannot beat the value or the view. Positioned right on the corner of Pack Square, this is the best place in Asheville for people watching. Click here to read more about Bomba.

Metro Wines

Metro Wines is a wine shop in Asheville, NC. At Metro Wines, we believe wine is about community, family and friends. In our shop, we offer big shop selection with small shop service. Click here to read more about Metro Wines.

The Exchange Asheville

The Restoration Hotel’s first mountain-to-table restaurant, The Exchange translates Asheville’s wild terrain into savory Appalachian-inspired dishes. With the freshest flavors and warm service, embark on a culinary journey you won’t soon forget. Click here to read more about The Exchange.

 

Highland Brewing Company is the largest independent, family-owned brewery native to the Southeast. With a portfolio of beers that honor tradition and blaze new trails, we are proud to be Asheville’s pioneer in craft and a leader in southern beer. Click here to learn more about Highland Brewing Company.

Red Stag GrillExperience a culinary adventure. Steeped in woodland charm, Red Stag Grill is at once modern and rustic, lending a Carolina influence to European tradition across menus as unexpected as they are familiar. Gather, linger, and give in to wanderlust at one of the most unique restaurants in Asheville, NC. Click here to learn more about Red Stag Grill. 

The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating an affordable and vibrant menu – Modern Southern with a “nod” to tradition. Click here to learn more about Blackbird.

“Strada” means street or boulevard in Italian. The restaurant calls to mind a traditional neighborhood trattoria. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, the ambiance is welcoming, casual and romantic. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, Strada is the perfect place to enjoy an evening with friends or dinner for two. The menu includes dishes representing all regions of Italy, including Chef Anthony Cerrato’s traditional family recipes. Additionally, gluten-free and vegetarian options are all made to order and feature locally sourced ingredients local producers. Click here to learn more about Strada Italiano.

With our west-facing location, The Montford Rooftop Bar is Downtown Asheville’s only rooftop bar with unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer seasonal craft cocktails, local beer, unique wine and light fare using local, Western North Carolina ingredients. Come check out our contemporary, rustic speakeasy and enjoy the spectacular views! Click here to learn more about the Montford.

We specialize in crafting hospitality and cocktails, with extensive knowledge in cocktail history; customized cocktails a-la-minute; heritage preservation techniques and sustainability; pairing spirits-based beverages to food, and designing & batching cocktails for speed and elegance including cocktails on draft, punch by the bowl, and bottled cocktails. We also have cultivated a proficiency for developing flavorful, low-alcohol “session” cocktails, non-alcoholic adult beverages, and fermented sodas because we believe every guest deserves a well crafted, eyebrow-raising beverage, regardless of alcohol content.

District 42District 42® blends together small shareable plates, warm hospitality, and unique cocktails. Our all-day lounge and bar in downtown Asheville, the vibrant center of historic Pack Square, is open seven days a week offering a mix of tables and soft seating. Click here to read more about District 42.

Bargello

Bargello® is named after the Florentine needlepoint used in tapestries and upholstery since the 17th Century. Our culinary team draws inspiration from the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean coastline. Locally sourced dishes include fresh hand-rolled pasta, house-made bread, and innovative cuisine from Executive Chef Tyler Slade. Click here to read more about Bargello.

The Social Lounge

Asheville’s original, premier craft cocktail lounge. The Social Lounge offers local ingredients and local flavors with cocktails, dining and live music. Click here to read more abut the Social Lounge.

Isa's Bistro

Asheville’s favorite bistro restaurant: American Eclectic Cuisine using local & seasonal ingredients. Home to Downtown Asheville’s Best Outdoor Patio! The vision of Tony & Isa Fraga, Isa’s Bistro offers a Farm to Table menu which showcases WNC’s seasonal harvest and fresh local produce. Our brasserie styled restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Asheville at One Battery Park Avenue. Isa’s also boasts a lively sidewalk patio on one of Asheville’s most interesting intersections. The combination of great food, excellent service and extensive wine list in a comfortable, laid back environment make it a culinary destination for both locals and visitors. Click here to read more about Isa’s Bistro.

 

STAY A WHILE

KIMPTON HOTEL ARRAS

Coming in from out of town? We highly recommend you stay the night with our official hotel partner and experience all that Asheville has to offer — before and after your trip to the Symphony.

Kimpton Hotel Arras
7 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
828-255-0303

Grand Bohemian HotelJust steps away from the gates of the famous Biltmore lies the authentic Old World, rustic ambiance of this Tudor inspired AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel, masterfully blended with all of the modern luxuries synonymous with a contemporary Kessler Collection hotel experience. Click here to read more about the Grand Bohemian Hotel.


Explore more hotels in the Asheville area with Explore Asheville. Click here to see Explore Asheville’s “Places to Stay.”

Penley Produce Vacation HomesPenley Produce has offered vacation rentals since 2003, and they specialize in retreats, weddings, reunions, and corporate meetings. With 10 homes with accommodations for over 50 adults, you can rent one or all 10 to suit your needs! For more information, click here or call Mike Patton at 828-216-9003