Bent Creek Bistro

We hand-prepare locally sourced, fresh & seasonal fare!

From hearty sandwiches and hand cut salads to homemade soups and small batch sweets, everything is made with as many local ingredients as possible.

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Hours of Operation

Closed for the winter season

Thank you to everyone who supported us during our first year of operation at the Arboretum. We will be taking a break during the day for the winter season and will reopen in Spring 2019. Be sure to visit us during the Arboretum’s Winter Lights holiday show, open nightly November 16 – December 31.

Winter Lights Offerings

The Bistro will be offering its regular menu during Winter Lights, as well as speciality items on the weekends and during holidays, including home made empanadas, soups, fun fried snacks, as well as beer, wine, hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Hot items will be available from 6 – 9:30 with “snacks” until 10 p.m. Live entertainment will be available next to the Bistro inside the Education Center.

About Us

Operated by The Colorful Palate Catering, Bent Creek Bistro brings together the best food products of Western North Carolina and a passion for gracious service and culinary creativity! Bent Creek Bistro (formerly the Savory Thyme Cafe), is located in the Education Center with dining options both indoors and outdoors. The Bistro is open 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays (March through November), and during Winter Lights.

All of our bistro crew are people who love food and love people! Our aim is to exceed all of our customer’s expectations in both food and service!

Contact the Bistro Today!

Email: | Phone: 828.412.8584