Perspective Café

The Museum’s rooftop café serves up locally sourced food, plus coffee, tea, wine, beer, and cocktails with expansive views of the mountains and sculpture terrace. Café access is free for Members or included with Museum admission. For questions about the café or its menu, call 828.253.3227 x136, or email perspectivecafe (at) ashevilleart (dot) org.

Using only the freshest ingredients, the menu changes often. Here’s the current menu:

LOCAL CHARCUTERIE BOARD

choose two cheeses & two meats 15
add an additional cheese or meat 3

featuring local cheeses from looking glass creamery
-bearwallow, ridgeline, green river blue, drover’s road

featuring local meats from hickory nut gap farm (hng) & lady edison
-hng milano salami, hng hot sopressata
-hng cured ham, lady edison extra fancy country ham
-housemade pâté

served with housemade pickled vegetables & crostini

SMALL PLATES & SNACKS

HOUSEMADE SPICY PIMENTO CHEESE & PRETZEL BREAD (V) 8

HOUSEMADE SMOKED TROUT DIP 8
featuring sunburst farms trout

HOUSEMADE CHICKEN LIVER PÂTÉ 9

SIGNATURE TOMATO PIE (V) 8

PEA & POTATO SAMOSAS (V) 8
with mango chutney

ARGENTINEAN BEEF EMPANADAS 8
with sofrito aioli

LEMONGRASS CHICKEN MEATBALLS (GF) 8

GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS (VG, GF) 10
with avocado chimichurri

SANDWICHES & PANINIS

ITALIAN PANINI 12
with hng cured smoked ham, salami, pepperoni, mozzarella,
roasted red pepper, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar
on a city bakery ciabatta roll

FIG JAM, BRIE, & PROSCUITTO PANINI 12
with arugula & balsamic reduction on city bakery sourdough

TEMPEH & AVOCADO GRILLED CHEESE PANINI (V) 12
with red onion, tomato, & sriracha sauce on city bakery sourdough

GRILLED PIMENTO CHEESE PANINI 12
with housemade spicy pimento cheese on city bakery sourdough
add bacon 2

GRILLED CHEESE PANINI 10
with cheddar & swiss on city bakery sourdough
add bacon 2

SOUP OF THE DAY (BY THE CUP OR THE BOWL)

ASK ABOUT TODAY’S FEATURED SOUP

SALADS

CAESAR SALAD 10
with cornbread croutons & shaved parmesan
add blackened chicken breast 4

ASK ABOUT TODAY’S FEATURED SALAD

SWEETS (ROTATING DAILY)

COOKIES 3
DESSERT BARS 4
INDIVIDUAL TARTS 6
POT DE CRÈME 6

Food Experience

Tony Franco and Matthew Macon launched Food Experience in 2007 to bring their boutique style of full-service catering to Asheville. Now, they have partnered with the Museum to run Perspective Café, bringing their Italian and Indian heritages (respectively) along with inspiration from the Museum’s Collection, programming, and exhibitions to a fresh, rotating menu. Learn more about Food Experience here.

 

 

 

Burial Beer

Grabbing a drink? Try the Spiral Pilsner, created by Burial Beer especially for the Asheville Art Museum in celebration of our grand re-opening!

Tasting notes from the taproom:
An homage to the great musings of the wondrous minds that once filled the AVL canvas. Made with the Asheville Art Museum to celebrate its new chapter. Mashed with pilsner malt and hopped deftly with noble varietals. Carbonated with intention.

 

Visitors mingle in a gallery.

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