35th Wffc Bih 2015

World Fly Fishing Championship 2019

The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop

The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop


>>THE SPECKLED TROUT STOCKS
WINES AND BEERS THAT ARE AFFORDABLE IN LESSER
KNOWN YET HIGH QUALITY. IT PAIRS THEM WITH A SHORTER
MENU OF LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD THAT COMPLEMENTS
THOSE BEVERAGES. AND THEN IT GUIDES PATRONS
INTO THE EXPERIENCE.>>THEY USED TO CALL ABC STORES
PACKAGE STORES BACK IN THE DAY IN NORTH CAROLINA
AND A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVEN’T REALLY HEARD
THE TERM BOTTLE SHOP. SO EXPLAIN WHAT
THAT IS ABOUT. YEAH, SO WE TAKE A LITTLE BIT
MORE OF THE APPROACH OF THE EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY
WITH FOOD AND BEVERAGE WHICH IS YOU KNOW HOW DO
THEY COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER AS OPPOSED TO YOU KNOW
REALLY LOOKING AT ALCOHOL AS JUST THIS THING THAT YOU
CONSUME FOR THE EFFECT AFTER. WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS WE REALLY WANTED
TO BRING TO LIGHT THESE GREAT WINES BEERS SPIRITS THAT CAN SORT OF HELP
ELEVATE THE FOOD HERE AND ELEVATE WHAT
WE’RE TRYING TO DO.>>THEY HAVE STRAIGHTFORWARD
DRINKING BEERS AND THINKING BEERS LIKE
A CHOICE FROM SAXAPAHAW NEAR CHAPEL HILL.>>RIVER ALES THEY TEND TO TAKE NORTH CAROLINA INGREDIENTS
AGRICULTURE INGREDIENTS AND INCORPORATE THEM
IN THEIR BEERS.>>WHAT THAT DOES IN OUR
OPINION IS IT CREATES MUCH MORE OF SORT OF
A LOCAL CENTRIC OR A TERROIR DRIVEN BEER.>>ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
SPACE FROM THE BOTTLE SHOP A BAR WITH A SIMILAR THOUGHTFUL
APPROACH TO COCKTAILS. FROM THERE IT’S JUST A STEP
OR TWO TO THE DINING TABLES.>>LOOK AT THIS TROUT TOAST,
TALK ABOUT LOCALLY SOURCED CAROLINA TROUT FARMS
FROM ANDREWS HAS THE TROUT WHICH BY THE WAY
LOOKS KIND OF LIKE SALMON BECAUSE TROUT IS A COUSIN
TO SALMON, KIND OF REDDISH EXCEPT MILDER, PUMPERNICKEL
BREAD FROM ASHEVILLE THERE’S SOME PICKLE
RED ONION THERE THERE’S SOME CREAM FRESH
AND BALSAMIC REDUCTION OH! MMMM MMM. SOUP BEANS AND HOE CAKES. HOW IN THE WORLD
COULD I RESIST THAT? GOOD NIGHT BROTHERS
COUNTRY HAM IN THERE WITH THOSE BLACK EYED PEAS
THERE’S A HAM HOCK BASE. LOTS OF GOOD BROTH
AND YES YOU’VE GUESSED IT. THERE IS SOME KALE IN THERE. THIS IS A MODERN PLACE
AFTER ALL. MMM.>>THAT’S NOT YOUR GRANDMAMMA’S
SOUP BEANS AND HOE CAKES. LET ME JUST TELL YOU
AND IT’S NOT JUST THE KALE I MEAN THEY JUST HAVE
KIND OF COME UP WITH A NEW FLAVOR PROFILE THAT STILL MAINTAINS ALL THE BEST
OF THE LONGSTANDING TRADITION. DELICIOUS. HOE CAKES ARE
JUST CORN BREAD OR BREAD THAT COULD
TRADITIONALLY BE BAKED ON ANY CLEAN FLAT FARMING TOOL – A HOE OR EVEN A SHOVEL.>>THIS HAS FRESH CORN
CUT OFF THE COB BUT IT HAS AN EXTRA STEP
IN THAT THEY GRIND THE CORN A LITTLE BIT TO EVEN MULTIPLY
THE FLAVOR OF THAT AND I’M GOING TO DIP IT IN A LITTLE RAMEKIN OF
ASHE COUNTY BUTTER. OH MAN. THAT’S ALSO SLIGHTLY SWEET BECAUSE AS ANOTHER
ADDITION SORGHUM WHICH IS KIND OF LIKE SUGAR CANE BUT NOT EXACTLY
BUT THEY MAKE MOLASSES AND THEY MAKE SYRUP
AND SWEET STUFF OUT OF IT TOO. WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO MAKE A BITE OF NICE CRISPY CAROLINA
MOUNTAIN TROUT FROM ANDREWS LOOK EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE? ONE OF THE THINGS YOU MIGHT TRY IS TO PUT A BITE
OF SWISS CHARD ON TOP SINCE THAT’S SORT OF
A NEW DIRECTION THERE. MMM!>>OK LET ME TELL YOU
WHY THAT WORKS. THE CHART IS THE PERFECT
ACCOMPANIMENT TO THIS TROUT. THIS IS SALTY IT’S CRISPY,
THIS IS SO MELLOW, AND HAS A NICE LITTLE
SOFT EDGE TO IT. AND THEN WHEN YOU ADD
THE ROASTED SWEET POTATOES HOW ABOUT THAT?
GREAT COMBINATION. A LOT OF THOUGHT WENT INTO THAT. I’D SAY A LOT OF THOUGHT
WENT INTO THE OVERALL PHILOSOPHY AND EXECUTION AT THE
SPECKLED TROUT.>>THE SPECKLED TROUT RESTAURANT
AND BOTTLE SHOP IS LOCATED AT 922 MAIN STREET
IN BLOWING ROCK AND IT’S NORMALLY ONLY OPEN AT
11 A.M. SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. BE SURE TO CALL AHEAD AT
828-295-9818 OR CHECK THEIR SEASONAL DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION
AT THE SPECKLED TROUT DOT COM.

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