Autumn At

Azalea Bistro

October 9, 2019

By Aaron Maginnis

As a gentle breeze rustles the newly amber-tinted leaves of Polk County, we pack up the flip flops and swim suits, to give way to the coats, scarves, and boots indicative of Fall in Western North Carolina. We are doing the same thing to our menu here at Azalea Bistro. Our local farmers and artisans have shared with us a bounty of the season’s best produce, meats and Outer Banks seafood.


                Fall in Saluda brings visitors from Upstate South Carolina (Greenville, Traveler’s Rest, Spartanburg, Greer) and Buncombe County (Asheville, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Flat Rock) to experience the charm of Main Street. Before or after your trek to the lovely Pearson’s Falls, join us for a hearty lunch or dinner. The best food tastes like its roots are generational. Our Duck Cassoulet is steeped in Chef Tallent’s Alsatian Franco-German roots. Each bite cloaks you in the warmth of a flannel blanket and feels like a gentle reminder of your grandmother’s loving embrace. We want our food to evoke these good feelings as you enjoy the company of your dining companions and the hospitality of our staff.


The sublime elements of the Chicken Escalope fuse together to create a bite that plays like a symphony of flavors. The succulent chicken breast, the luscious lemon thyme gnocchi, tangy poached shallots, savory smoked brussels sprouts, and rich garlic béchamel are the components of true bliss in a bite. No Fall meal is complete without our Pumpkin Crème Brulee. As you break the caramelized sugar seal, the aromas of Fall envelope your senses and the textures and flavors are a harmony of the season’s gifts.


                Please check back here often as we will glide through the season and of course, come to 40 East Main St. in Saluda to be our welcome guest.