Last month the Greenville Blog Society had their monthly meet up at the romantic, elegant, and unforgettable Hotel Domestique and Restaurant 17 located in Travelers Rest right off of the scenic Highway 25.
Before our group was seated at the dinner table, we were treated to a tour of Hotel Domestique.
There is so much attention to detail put into the rooms and common areas that this blog would quickly become a short novel if I listed it all. Each room provides you with a unique and beautiful view whether it be of the courtyard or of the the mountains. Designer furniture is around every corner, and the custom architecture is pieced together by eclectic materials that have their own history. Personally, my favorite feature of their rooms was the river rock floors in the massive showers.
Hotel Domestique is a true boutique hotel that will take your breathe away, and you won't want to leave. But, if you do, the location is perfect because you're close enough to explore Greenville, Travelers Rest, Hendersonville, and Asheville during your stay! There's plenty to do if you don't like sitting around the room. You could go to nearby golf courses, hiking trails, cycling courses- you name it!
After our tour, we headed back across the hall with our complimentary champagne to the beautiful Restaurant 17. The talented staff treated us to an incredibly diverse sampling of their most delicious meals and signature cocktails. Nick Graves, the executive chef, combined ingredients I never would could have imagined. I was completely blown away.
Don't believe me? Here was our menu for the evening:
Tomato Coconut Soup with Pine Nut Relish
Crispy Chicken Skins
Berber Spiced Carrots with Quinoa
Steamed Pork Buns with Cucumber Kimchi
Murder Point Oysters with garlic White Wine Butter
Bone Marrow with Onion Jam
Apple Brandy Beef Cheeks with Charred Baby Potato
Pork Belly & Scallops with Cocoa Nib
The presentation made me feel guilty eating it. Although, that guilt didn't last very long. A different kind of guilt came about when we headed home though, because I think me eyes were bigger than my stomach. On top of all of that, our cocktails embodied perfection with their taste and presentation.
Whether you're looking for a romantic get away or just a romantic dinner for the evening, head over to Hotel Domestique & Restaurant 17 for an unforgettable experience that indulges all of your senses.