Upscale cuisine from nationally recognized Chef William Dissen. Features food menu, wine selection and online reservations.

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Past Events in 2012

Valentine’s Day 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Join us for a night of great local food and live music with Patrick Fitzsimons. Make your reservations now by calling 828-252-4162. Download the flyer (PDF) and menu (PDF).

West African Dinner and Drums

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Two award-winning chefs join forces at The Market Place restaurant at 20 Wall St. in downtown Asheville to prepare a gourmet, five-course dinner of West African-inspired cuisine. Yam fufu, joliof rice, chicken yassa—the dishes of West Africa are as exotic as they sound. And nowhere in Western North Carolina is there an opportunity to taste the traditional foods this rich culture has to offer. The dinner will present inspired interpretations of authentic West African dishes, as well as cocktail creations. A performance of West African drumming and dancing will enhance this cultural evening.

Tickets are $65 (alcohol, tax, and gratuity are additional) and interested diners should call The Market Place in advance at 828-252-4162 to reserve a seat. A credit card is required to hold the reservation.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Asheville-based, 33rd generation Ivorian djembe player and musician Adama Dembele, in an effort to help secure his permanent green card for U.S. citizenship.

Italian Night

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Featuring Live Italian String Music by the Guggino Trio (feat. members of The Steep Canyon Rangers) and locally-inspired Italian American specials by Chef William Dissen. The Market Place also features 1/2 price wines by the glass on Wednesdays. Download the flyer (PDF).

Pisgah Brewing Flight Night at The Market Place

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Join us for a night of great beer, great food and live music on Tuesday May 29th to celebrate Beer Week with Pisgah Brewing.

Crafting A Nation Movie Filming & Beer Dinner

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Join us for a special 4 course dinner paired with craft beer from Colorado & Asheville. Also, mark your place in craft beer history during the filming of the highly anticipated film “Crafting A Nation” about communities that have embraced the local craft beer movement. The dinner is Thursday May 31st.

Homegrown Tomato Contest – August 11th

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Home gardeners are invited to join in our with the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project to put up their best homegrown tomatoes. Prizes, food & drink will be available. Tickets available today, Buy Now!

Outstanding in the Field Farm Dinner – October 2nd

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Join us again this year at Gaining Ground Farm for our 3rd dinner with the Outstanding in the Field dinner tour. Tickets are limited for this annual farm to table dinner. See you there!

Italian Night at The Market Place Restaurant

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Featuring a special Italian menu from Chef William Dissen, live music by the Guggino Trio (feat. members of the Steep Canyon Rangers), and with 1/2 price wine by the glass! View and Download the menu via Scribd!

New Year’s Eve 2012 Celebration

Monday, December 31, 2012
Join us to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special “a la carte” menu and live music by Molly Parti. We are taking reservations that evening from 5:00pm until 10:30pm. Chef William Dissen has created an exciting menu with many great flavors and creative dishes. At 10:00 PM we’ll turn the music up and the party will really get started to ring in the New Year.

Make your reservations now, or come by for a drink and bring in 2013 in style at The Market Place Restaurant & Lounge. This is one of our favorite nights of the year, and we look forward to hosting your celebration!

Preview and download the New Year’s Eve Menu and Flyer.