For their September/October issue, Flower magazine sent two designers on a Southern road trip. Charlotte Moss and Jane Scott Hodges traveled from Richmond, Virginia to Charleston, South Carolina – and they certainly took the scenic route.
From historic buildings to wineries and restaurants, the duo stopped at beautiful locations all over the Southeast. They traveled to Asheville after visiting Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.
On the way to Asheville, they stopped at East Fork Pottery in Marshall. There, they watched the owner, ceramic artist Alex Matisse, loading pots into the kiln. Matisse and his crew make custom dishes for Heirloom Hospitality Group, owner/operators of Curate and Nightbell restaurants.
Moss and Hodges then spent time in Asheville, starting downtown with tapas at Cúrate.
“We arrive in Asheville just in time for dinner at Cúrate. Chef-owner Katie Button sits down at the table for a chat, checking to see how I like my first taste of grilled octopus. It’s unexpected and heavenly, and before Jane Scott and I can say, ‘We can’t eat another bite,’ Katie sends a few more of her favorite dishes to the table. Needless to say, the meal is brilliant.”
One of the best ways to enjoy a Cúrate meal is to ask for the “Spanish Experience,” in which the chefs and server collaborate to send out an array of dishes based on your preferences. The result is an adventurous dining experience, as the two designers discovered!
Moss and Hodges spent the following day exploring the Biltmore Estate. They then went on their way to their final destination, Charleston. Read about their complete trip and check out some amazing photos in the September/October issue of Flower Magazine. Read it online here .
For your own Spanish tapas experience, book a table at Cúrate and set off on the road trip of a lifetime!