Hello Chicago! So happy to be here. #jbfa
It’s hard for me to convey how much @haywoodstreetcongregation means to me and my family - especially @elizbutton ❤️ For those of you who haven’t heard of it, the Downtown Welcome Table is built on the assumption that food is a primary means of grace, a way to love and connect. In other words, it’s a meal that is served on real plates by an attentive wait staff of community members. Meals are served to anyone who needs them, family style. People stay, laugh, talk, and pass full plates between each other. There are no requirements or limitations around who can stay and eat. Just like at a nice restaurant or dinner at home, connections are built through the shared table. Cloth napkins, flowers on the table, and china plates help send the message to people that they deserve the best, countering the notions they encounter daily that handouts and leftovers are all they deserve. These meals are served twice weekly, and local restaurants in the area join in the effort by providing the meal once a year, cooking and serving over 400 people. Today, Dave, Mary, Laura, Brian and the companions at Haywood Street “Turned the Tables,” to treat me and other Downtown Welcome Table restaurants and participants to a beautiful meal. Thank you for having me today. Thank you for being a bright spot in the #Asheville community. Thank you to Performance Food Group for a delicious meal.
🎟Tickets on sale now!🎟 Feeling very lucky to be a part of the inaugural @chowchow_avl festival taking place September 12-15! We are so excited to see this festival come to fruition. Expect an immersive, delicious culinary event celebrating everyone who nourishes, nurtures, and contributes to our vibrant Appalachian table. Find me and @felixmeana along with the @curatetapasbar team and many others in Pack Square cranking out huge paellas, and join the @buttonbagels crew and more at @gainesground for an incredible Sunday brunch! TICKET LINK + INFO IN BIO #chowchowavl
Early spring caprese salad at home when you just can’t wait for those summertime tomatoes, slow roasted vine-on cherry tomatoes, basil pesto, burrata, and a delicious balsamic vinegar made in the traditional style from @hacienda_zorita 📸: @felixmeana
Carpaccio de presa ibérica de bellota + a perfect pairing from @matthiasson_wine — Last night was the perfect ending to serious bit of travel! So happy to be a part of the 12 Roses Dinner benefitting @frankielemmonsch as part of the @trianglewineexperience - lovely group of women cranking out some majorly beautiful food. Thanks for the invite @ashley_christensen ❤️Heading to the Queen City to deliver the keynote for the @pcg_charlotte symposium THEN HOME!!!
There is a point of intersection between the southeastern US and Spain, and right at that point you can find cured ham. I brought this @cincojotas jamón ibérico de bellota to the neighborhood series dinner at @chswineandfood last night, and basically made a jamón ibérico taco around some caviar. It went over well 😉. — Thanks to the Cinco Jotas team for helping me, @curatetapasbar and @felixmeana introduce the absolute best version of this product to the US!
Sending the @billy_reid team a huge thank you for making this mama feel pretty last weekend, and for the incredible hospitality! I absolutely loved bringing @curatetapasbar and @buttonbagels to the Shoals! #supperseries 📸 by @mdv_ Now on to @chswineandfood ➡️ @phillychefconference ➡️ the grand opening party for @littlespain ➡️ Raleigh to cook with my dear friend @ashley_christensen ✨STAY TUNED FRIENDS✨
I’m so thankful to be named a semifinalist by @beardfoundation for Best Chef Southeast! It hasn’t been the easiest year: saying goodbye to Nightbell, juggling work and a new baby, the opening of the bagel shop, a new festival on the way with the @chowchow_avl crew. There have been highs and lows, but our staff works so hard and our #Asheville community is so strong — your support means the 🌎🌍🌏 Shoutout to a couple local friends who also made the list! @meherwanirani @acallcapps and congrats to the other #NorthCarolina folks that are being recognized for the incredible things they are doing around here! @cheetieku @ashley_christensen @seanlillywilson @chefgregcolliertn @devereauxgreene @kindredrestaurant @cortezraleigh @chefdeanneff @_thestanley_
😂 QUESTION ➡️ What do you put chow chow on? And what’s in your chow chow recipe? So far this week, I’ve eaten it with fish and on a sausage dog. Can’t wait for @chowchow_avl 🍽
Congratulations to Albert, Jose and Ferran on their newest project! @felixmeana and I can’t wait for the opening of @littlespain on March 15th! They have been such an inspiration to us, and what a dream collaboration this will be for them! #unacañaporfavor #spaininnewyork #Repost @littlespain ・・・ The three amigos have been talking about this project for years, an opportunity to bring their native #Spain to the people of #America. #holanewyork
Just 6️⃣ spots left on the August 2019 @curatetrips journey to the Basque Country! Check out the highlights ✈️ and visit www.curatetrips.com for more info! — Day 1: San Sebastián: pintxos, asadores — Day 2: San Sebastián: exploring, dine at Restaurant @MartinBerasategui - chef now holds 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Michelin stars! — Day 3: Saint Jean de Luz & Hondarribia: venture into the French Basque Country, taste amazing cheeses, visit bustling markets, enjoy a meal at Sociedad Gastronómica — Day 4: Biarritz & Esplette: visit the French city of Biarritz, a popular summer resort, make your way to Esplette, feast at @restaurant_ithurria in Ainhoa, the restaurant has held a Michelin star for 40 years! — Day 5: Getaria & Bilbao: visit a winery in the land of txakolina, enjoy charcoal-grilled whole turbot at @elkano_jatetxea, private visit to @museoguggenheim followed by a casual dinner in pintxos style! — Day 6: Rioja: spend the day in the vineyards and wineries on a private, guided tour! — Day 7: Bilbao: visit the Ribera Market, participate in a live cooking demonstration in a private kitchen, followed by a farewell dinner 😍
These photos are truly representative of @thenightbell - a celebration of everything this restaurant accomplished. But it's time to say goodbye. ________ After thoughtful consideration and five amazing years, we have made the difficult decision to close Nightbell. Our final day of service will be this Sunday, January 27th. ________ We feel that the closure is a necessary step in order for our company to grow, and @felixmeana and I are deeply grateful to those who have supported Nightbell over the years - our staff, local purveyors and farmers and the Asheville community. Guests can continue to visit us downstairs at @buttonbagels and at @curatetapasbar - we hope to share plans for the next chapter in the near future. _______ In the meantime, help us send her out with a bang! Make a reservation! Visit us during Restaurant Week! We'd love to hear your memories, favorite dishes and drinks, and hopes for the future!
TONIGHT at 9:30 ET the @cookingchannel is airing the best #meaty dishes in #Asheville 🐖🐂 Tune in to see @justinbrunson and me whip up the burger from @thenightbell and an awesome dish #canelonesdecarne from the #curatecookbook- set your DVR! . . . Also, because we really need to know if @stuhelmfoodfan made the cut as an #extra 😉#MeatMasters #JustinBrunson #NorthCarolina #CookingChannel #BBQ #MeatLovers #MeatLover #Meat #curatetapasbar #Nightbell #unscripted #realitytv @curatetapasbar @buxtonhallbbq @tacotempleavl
Very proud of my mother, Liz Button! On August 9th, she is participating in the Asheville Chamber of Commerce #WomanUp Workshop where she will facilitate interactive professional development discussions for participants. Empowered women empower women! #girlboss . . . @avlchamber #womensupportingeachother #rolemodel #womenentrepreneurs #community #womenleaders #womeninbusiness #leadership #asheville #828isgreat #vintagepicture
The youngest meeting attendee. Still 2 weeks from his due date! #lalomeana @felixmeana
@franz_ferdinand couldn’t have said it better. #takemeout @felixmeana ! Baby boy is 3 weeks old today and mama’s going out to celebrate! There may be #margaritas and an amazing concert @the_orange_peel involved!
@felixmeana and I have a passion to share Spain with you as we know and love it! We’ve nailed down the dates for the 2019 @curatetrips - Fèlix will be leading culinary adventures to Catalonia and Andalusia, the Basque country, Madrid and Castile, and a brand new excursion to PORTUGAL! Each trip is a food-lover’s dream. 🍷🍽 Visit www.curatetrips.com for details and booking!✈️ . . . Thanks to @paladarytomar for helping us make these trips happen! #spaintravel #visitportugal #spanishfood #tasteofspain #culinaryadventures #travelandeat #travelgram @curatetapasbar
Popped by @curatetapasbar yesterday for the first time since having Lalo to sign a few cookbooks! #stillonmaternityleave #cheflife #curatecookbook #cookyourpassion
Meet Chef AuCo Lai! She’s an amazing chef from Kentucky who is here to intern with me as part of the @chefedwardlee @leeinitiative empowering women in our industry! Ironically, part of what I really wanted to share with her is our belief in a #worklifebalance - A few really amazing folks are helping me show her the ropes this week while I am spending more time on the “life” part of the work-life balance. 👶🏻 hello, Lalo! . . . A huge thank you to those who have helped me bring @atomickitties into the #Asheville fold this week @sunburstcheffandfarmer @sunbursttrout @ivycreekfamilyfarm @haywoodstreetcongregation @rockyshotchickenshack @asapconnections @manna_foodbank @cheffrqnk @cire6682 and many more...
Yesterday we welcomed the newest member of our family, Lalo! He arrived 5 weeks early, which is likely the first of many surprises and curveballs he will throw our way over his lifetime! We are so proud and humble to be his parents - and Gisela is already the best #hermana we could ask for 💙😍 @felixmeana #lalomeana
Ended our #4thofjuly family dinner with a peach, blackberry, and thyme galette. I love galettes, maybe more than pie because I am flaky crust kinda girl and the crust:filling ratio is perfect! I also love them because no matter how you fold them or throw them together they always look beautiful....next I want to turn a classic southern tomato pie into a galette. Here’s to a delicious galettey summer! 📸: @felixmeana