There are several former residences in the United States that are memorable places to visit: The Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA, The Breakers in Newport, RI and Biltmore in Asheville, NC. I’ve visited each and each is truly magnificent. They transport you to another era and are terrific travel destinations.
Several years ago, I vacationed in the Asheville area and visited Biltmore. It was designed to be a self-sufficient estate, with a working farm and beautiful park and woods. In addition to touring the George Vanderbilt home (completed in 1895) and gardens, I dined at several wonderful restaurants:
- Cedric’s Tavern is a must visit with a very good menu and outdoor seating. Hint: save room for dessert.
- Deerpark Restaurant is another must visit if you relish a fabulous, mouth-watering buffet. From egg dishes to appetizers, soups, salads to entrees and incredible desserts. It is THE ideal place to enjoy a leisurely brunch.
Both the beautiful Tour Guide book and the “Biltmore, Our Table to Yours, Cookbook” bring back many great memories of this historic treasure. The cookbook has gorgeous photos, not only of the dishes but also of the home interior. Should you visit, you will also want to go to Biltmore’s winery tasting room. Enjoy!
Next post, I’ll share some photos of the fabulous gardens and home exterior.
When being an armchair traveler, do not limit yourself to a country or city or ethnic food. Think of certain places you’ve always wanted to explore. Check on-line for menu ideas. Dress the part as you dine. Read about the place. Perhaps Versailles? A Castle in Germany? A Village in Nepal? Or Biltmore?
Most important, enjoy planning and be inventive as you “journey” to a favorite spot … even if for now, it is but a dream.
Savor your journeys… real and imagined, near or far.
6 thoughts on “Armchair Traveler ~ Biltmore ~ Cookbook”
One of my absolute favorites is the Biltmore in NC. Loved it — wanted to move to Ashville.
Yes, that makes two of us…will post photos in a few days… beautiful area.. hmmmmm
Wow, what a place……the food looks fabulous!
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Yes, gorgeous to explore… terrific restaurants…check out their website…maybe add to your places to visit 😀😀
I’ve been there.
It’s a beautiful place and area .. found out about it when I planned a trip to Great Smokey Natl Park