Forage-to-Table

How does the restaurant forage-to-table meal work?
How does the mini-tour meal option work?


How does the restaurant forage-to-table meal work?

Participants on our regular Asheville tours can opt to enjoy some “find dining” at one of six local restaurants. It’s BYOB, Bring Your Own Booty: you bring in your “catch of the day” and Asheville’s best chefs will turn it into a delicious wild appetizer to start off your meal. You pay only for whatever else you order.

Our restaurant partners are The Market Place (as featured on AOL), Vue 1913 (as featured on ZAGAT), Rhubarb (as featured in Ashvegas), Local Provisions (as featured on Bizarre Foods), Nightbell (sister restaurant to Curate), or Carmel’s (as featured in Edible Asheville). Our partner restaurant for mini-tours is Vue 1913.

Here’s how to make your reservation. For mini-tours, see here.
After registering for a tour, pick a day and time for your meal. If your tour is in the afternoon and you want to go that same night, remember to leave plenty of time to travel back to town, shower, change, etc. as well as about 30 minutes flex time since we often run over. For an outing scheduled to end at 5 pm, that means dinner no earlier than 7 pm.

Remember that you need not enjoy your finds that same day. In fact, if you go at a time other than Saturday night, your wild dishes will get more attention. The Market Place, Vue 1913 and Carmel’s are open for dinner seven nights a week. Local Provisions and Nightbell are closed on Mondays and Rhubarb is closed on Tuesdays. Carmel’s is open for lunch everyday and Rhubarb everyday except Monday and Tuesday. The Market Place also serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-2pm. Restaurant schedules change frequently; call or check website to confirm.

To make a reservation, you can call The Market Place at 828-252-4162, Vue 1913 at 800-438-5800, Rhubarb at 828-785-1503, Local Provisions at (828) 424-7815, Nightbell at (828) 575-0375, or Carmel’s at (828) 252-8730. You MUST tell them to let the owner know that you will be bringing wild foods from No Taste Like Home. The person answering the phone may not know what you’re talking about, but assure them that the executive chef will.

Alternatively, you can make your reservations through Open Table for The Market Place, Vue 1913, or Local Provisions. Under Special Requests, be sure to enter “No Taste Like Home – Wild Foods Dinner.”
If you have any food allergies, restrictions, or preferences, let them know, even if you indicated that when you registered (we don’t share that information with the restaurant because we don’t know who will be going to dinner). Order whatever you’d like; your wild dish will be on the house.

After your tour, if you’ll be dining at Vue 1913, please drop off your catch at the concierge desk anytime but no later than 45 minutes before your reservation (the sooner the better). For Carmel’s you will need to bring your ingredients to the restaurant 3 hours before your reservation. The Market Place, Local Provisions and Nightbell also prefer that you drop your ingredients off beforehand, ideally before 5:00pm. If you’re going to Rhubarb, you can just bring it in with you. Either way, try to keep it cool before then.

When you get to the restaurant, send your booty back to the kitchen. Then order whatever else you’d like; your wild dishes (or drinks) will be on the house.

Questions? Contact us.


How does the mini-tour meal option work?

Participants on our mini-tour at the Grove Park Inn can opt to experience “find dining” at the hotel that evening. While you enjoy the hotel’s remarkable view of the sunset, the chefs at Vue 1913 will craft a free appetizer to accompany your meal featuring the edibles you met that afternoon. In order to participate, you must let us know you plan to dine at Vue 1913 when you register for your tour.

After registering for the tour, make a reservation with the restaurant. You can make a reservation on Open Table or by calling 800-438-5800. Either way, you must specify that you will be coming from the No Taste Like Home tour.

If you have any food allergies, restrictions, or preferences, let them know that too, even if you indicated that when you registered. (We don’t share that information with the restaurant because we don’t know who will be going to dinner.)

Order whatever else you’d like; your wild dish will be on the house.

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