Golden fleece is in Grovewood Village, a century-old part of Asheville originally known for its handcrafted wool. Grovewood Village still has a quaint charm with museums, artist studios, and a sculpture garden. If you're looking for a romantic evening with a hint of nostalgia, Golden Fleece is a great option.
Golden Fleece has a rustic charm, with wood furniture and mismatched chairs. The restaurant has a welcoming ambiance that will make you feel like you're at home.
Golden Fleece brands itself as a slow food kitchen. Its chefs take their time to make the most of the food. The restaurant prides itself on sourcing ingredients locally. If you're curious, the restaurant's website has a list of farms, coffee roasters, bakeries, and other suppliers.
The menu is Mediterranean, with strong Greek influences. To start, try the golden split pea hummus with oregano and scallions. If you're looking for something cold, try the roasted beets or the marinated olives. Hot appetizers include wood-fired octopus and grilled shrimp with rosemary and lemon. For the main course, Golden Fleece offers wood-fired lamb, chicken, and prime ribeye. Consider ordering one of the slow-cooked options like the salmon or braised lamb shank. If you're vegetarian, go for the mushroom risotto.
To drink, consider one of Golden Fleece's many specialty cocktails, like the Mediterranean Pink Lady or the Champagne Mule. They also serve Greek beer!
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