What Our Guests Are Saying...
"My favorite part of the entire trip was the gourmet breakfast each morning."
~Janine, Wake Forest, NC
"Breakfasts were a culinary masterpiece." ~Greensboro, NC
"The breakfasts were wonderful! I enjoyed the fact that it was not your typical breakfast, but interesting new twists on traditional favorites. I loved the yogurt stuffed French Toast with homemade granola!"~ Lexington, KY
We stayed two nights during the fall foliage season, and it was all that we could have imagined. The lodge owners were extremely accommodating to our varied dining requirements (one vegan, one vegetarian and one dairy free). The breakfasts were extraordinarily good! The bed linens were great, and added to the very restful sleep. I would return again, again and again! Asheville has a fabulous vegan restaurant--Laughing Seed. I am not vegan, but the food was scrumptious!
Dining is an important part of Bent Creek Lodge, to us and our guests.
In fact, the story of the lodge begins when Jodee quit her corporate job to pursue a Culinary Arts Degree. After graduating she worked as a private chef, on the line at a couple of local restaurants and as an award winning teacher in the Culinary program at AB Tech. She now puts her talents to work not only preparing our delicious breakfasts and afternoon treats but also catering gourmet meals here for special occasions.
Afternoon treats await your arrival on the kitchen bar along with a variety of beverages in the guest refrigerators. Some of the guests’ favorites are Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pistachio Tarts, Cranberry Pecan Bars and Best-ever Brownies. (I once witnessed a guest eat nearly a dozen before his wife pulled him away) There is always a wide selection of hot teas, crackers, nuts and other salty snacks available as well.
Breakfast will soon be on its way when you catch the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, available by 6:30am. Each morning a full, hot, gourmet breakfast is served with seating anytime from 8:30 till 9:00. Breakfast always includes a selection of coffee and teas, seasonal fruit, and fresh juice. Your first breakfast might be a Frittata filled with veggies and cheese, Whole Wheat Scones, Home Fries, Spinach Cakes with Tomato Gravy and the next one our “Always Crispy Blueberry Waffles”, Homemade Granola with Yogurt, and Apple Smoked Sausage. Jodee’s pledge is, “stay as long as you like and never have the same thing twice.”
Special dietary requirements or schedules are not a problem. A tasty alternative for any diet from vegan to glucose intolerance is always available. An early breakfast with options that include scrambled eggs, muffins, scones, yogurt, fruit, homemade granola, cereal or hot oatmeal is also available. Please be sure to let them know of any requirements at check-in.
An Evening of Fine Dining for your group of 10 or more is one of the most memorable experiences for families, corporate retreats or just friends staying as Bent Creek Lodge. The lodge’s casual atmosphere and the beautifully presented and delicious meals create an evening few restaurants can match and you don’t have to drive home!! Jodee and her staff cater a three course (appetizer, entree, and dessert) meal for $59 per person for most choices. The price includes coffee, tea, tax and gratuities. They need at least two week's notice to plan and prepare for your group's meal. Bent Creek Lodge does not have a beer and wine licence but guests are welcome to bring their own.
Groups can choose each menu item from options Jodee prepares or give her a little direction and let her take it from there. I don’t think anyone has ever been disappointed. Dinners are ideal when your group has reserved the entire lodge. Give us a call to check for availability and start planning your affair!
Lunches & Meeting Room Set Ups – We often cater lunches for working retreats here at the lodge. Our downstairs sitting room also works great as a meeting room for groups of 10-15. Some groups like the casual seating as it is and for others we set up the room with tables and office chairs. Meeting room reservations include coffee service and snacks. Please call for pricing and availability.
Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Cilantro Cream
Smoked Trout & Roasted Corn Soup
Roasted Portobello Mushroom Napoleon with Goat Cheese, Black Olive Tapanade & Spinach
Black Eyed Pea Salad with Spicey Shrimp
Grilled Flank Steak with a Lime-Chipotle Sauce
Maple-Glazed Cornish Hen with Cider Cream Sauce
Grilled Pork Loin with a Tomatillo Sauce
Salmon with Basil Cream Sauce & Corn Salsa
Flourless Chocolate Torte with Fruit Sauces
Sour Cream Pound Cake with Brandied Pears
Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream
Cook Book - Jodee has put together a collection of ninety two of her favorite recipes with tips and notes. It is on sale at the Lodge for $17. If you would like us to send a copy to you or a friend add $5 each for tax and shipping. You can send us a check or call with a credit card.