Kitchen And Company Asheville – We have some new friends in town. Aaron and Tina and their sweet daughter Ayla moved here from Chicago in the last few months to open a restaurant in Red Rive Gorge of Kentucky. Tina is also a professional photographer. Uber-amazing photographer, actually. He is one of these rare breeds who takes photographs with apparently difficulty.
He spent several hours with us out at The Homestead a few weeks ago to document the Canaan marshmallow process. He is so fast in his moves with the camera, yet so calm. A few days later he was sent along with the evidence. My jaw fell to the floor like Mike and I saw an amazing way that he really really captures our everyday-in-the-family life.
His company, Vrai photography, is a winner … no doubt why the award. His work is perfect.
Click her link to see more photos from today, to see her another amazing photo shoot and her message for yourself! (He still works in the Chicago area as well as here in Kentucky.
We met some, our good friends, for dinner recently. They suggested the cinnamon kitchen and honestly I can not put it at all but agree. India sounds great and I trust their judgment after all. As we drove to a restaurant located in the village of Gerber in South Asheville, I recognized the store front. I must admit to my wife and unpaid friends paying attention to the sign and assumed (because of her name of course) that it is a bakery specializing in cinnamon rolls. Sounds logical to me anyway.
Our friends have eaten here several times so I am looking forward to a wonderful Indian dinner and time to relax and catch up a bit. Its a small restaurant with pleasant decor. It seems a bit more modern than many Indian restaurants but it remains comfortable.
Unfortunately the server offered me a menu that had a bunch of sticky on it. I excused myself, cleaned up and did not touch the menu again after that. We all choose different items anticipating a bit of sharing when the dinner arrives. It did not happen. The food was outstanding and I think everyone just forgot about sharing the delicious food directly in front of their faces for other people’s food that was a few inches away from us!
We shared Garlic Naan ($ 3.50) with a side of Raita ($ 1.95) to start the meal. I love naan! The excellent comforts of Indian food and garlic make it unbearable. The server also issued a palak to start it off at no cost. Again, another good comfort food to start us out and awaken our taste buds.
I ordered the Andhra chicken curry ($ 15.95) with grilled chicken, coconut, poppy and pepper seeds. Basmati rice is served on the side with a small side salad sans sauce. The food was hot and tasty. The curry, which I ordered medium, was flavorful but not too ‘hot’. For some reason I did not stop and take some home. It should not be stuffing myself so full!
I get the taste of one other dish – Kolhapuri lamb ($ 17.95) featuring lamb with cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, whole red chili, sesame seed, poppy seed and a touch of coconut. The depth of flavor in this dish is amazing. What is clear by the material that there are many things going on and not let us down. A wonderful combination of flavors are intertwined together to make it work well.
While the server did not devote a whole lot of trust and did not offer great service, we still did not lack for anything. He does a good job taking care of our needs.
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