What makes Stoney Knob Cafe, one of the best in Asheville, and Chef Yotty Dermas a Chef to follow?
I have visited Stoney Knob Cafe countless times during the last 20 years, and I never had a meal I didn’t enjoy.
This place is AWESOME, and is NOT A TOURIST TRAP, the ambiance is cool, sophisticated and the food is world class. Yes, this is the reason why after so many years and even while the pandemic locals made sure it stayed in business. Yes, Asheville locals love it, those visiting who are lucky enough to discover this gem are in for a great experience.
Away from the madness of downtown Asheville, and yet 15 minutes away from it, Stoney Knob Cafe stands strong because the food and service are extraordinary.
As soon as you arrive at the parking lot, you are going to notice the eclectic ambiance right away.
What?! How could that be, if you are in the parking lot? Well, pay attention, because there are a few clues on the building that you can take as a sign of what is about to come the second you step in.
The sign reads Stoney Knob Cafe, “Cuisine from near and far” and yes it is.
The menu is world class, like a James Bond movie.
All right, I can keep going about the ambiance, but honestly the decor is just a dramatic touch for awesome food.
This time I had a delicious grilled octopus for appetizer, LOVED IT. A BOMBASTIC OYSTER CAESAR SALAD that I’m including on my website as a MUST HAVE MEAL in Asheville NO KIDDING. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Short ribs with scallops YES! The meat was super tender, and the scallops mmmmm. I also had the LAMB TACOS, and holy mother of god!! I love tacos, I’m Mexican, and this Greek BADASS CHEF showed me his take on tacos is da bomb, the tortillas super tasty and very different flavor from traditional Mexican tortilllas and the grilled feta cheese on top the perfect touch, BRAVO MAESTRO 👏 👏 👏 .
While I was eating these tacos, a lady came and told me, I have to mention their Jamaican Ravioli for lunch and their mushroom ravioli for dinner, and yes I’m going to come back to try those for sure.
Folks, this place has been around for almost 60 years, because DA PEOPLE LOVE IT.
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THIS PLACE IS BUILT ON THE LOVE, CREATIVITY AND PASSION OF A GREEK IMMIGRANT NAMED GUS DERMAS, and today his son is without a doubt one of the BEST CHEFS IN ASHEVILLE, and for all these reasons CHEF YOTTY DERMAS IS A CHEF TO FOLLOW IN ASHEVILLE.
*Thank you John and Yotty Dermas for your hospitality and for elevating the culinary scene in our city.
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