Chef Justin Burdett Brings a Modern Interpretation of Appalachian Cuisine to North Carolina

Asheville, NC (October 12, 2015) – Chef Justin Burdett will soon open his own concept, Local Provisions, in the heart of downtown Asheville. Burdett, who describes his food as modern redneck, will stray away from typical Southern fare for his interpretation of authentic Appalachian dishes that harken back to the long-standing cooking traditions of the area. Burdett’s progressive approach to the area’s food culture will be presented through unexpected flavor profiles, often with Native American influences, and an emphasis on fermenting, canning and preserving.

Burdett’s personal and professional lives are rooted in the North Carolina Mountains. Living and cooking throughout the area since early in his career, his wife Brooke was raised in the small Western Smoky Mountain town of Andrews, where the population still hovers right under 2,000 people. A love for these quaint towns and his passion for authentic food fuel the inspiration behind Local Provisions. Modernizing the preparation of the area’s local produce and products, Burdett hopes that Local Provisions will connect with the community through its sense of place and through his take on dishes that have been on their family dinner tables for generations.

Diners to Local Provisions will find a range of dish sizes and price points designed to offer something for everyone. Burdett’s menu features tastes, small plates, entrees, preserved options and sweets. Menu highlights include: buttermilk curds and whey, shaved and roasted cauliflower; green peanut risotto, sorghum pork belly, whey fermented carrots, sweet tea brined quail with charred apple jus, Georgia rabbit served four ways and a selection of preserved meats and produce. Dishes will range from $5 for tastes to $24 for large plates.

Local Provisions is located at 77 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, N.C. 28801 and will be open for daily for lunch and dinner. For more information, like and follow Local Provisions on social media:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/LocalProvisionsAsheville
Instagram – @LocalProvisionsAsheville / @Justin_Burdett

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