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Bent Creek Bistro opening at N.C. Arboretum

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The Bent Creek Bistro will officially open at the North Carolina Arboretum on Friday, March 30. The North Carolina Arboretum Society selected The Colorful Palate as its new culinary partner for the Bent Creek Bistro.

Bent Creek Bistro, which is located in the Arboretum’s Education Center, offers indoor and courtyard dining from March through November, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, as well as for the Arboretum’s annual Winter Lights event from mid-November to the end of December.

Based in Asheville, The Colorful Palate is a renowned catering company co-owned by childhood friends Ragan Evans Lewis and Tara Letts. Since 2002, the company has earned a reputation for preparing tasty food with a focus on high-quality, locally-sourced, customized menus. Bent Creek Bistro represents a new name for the Arboretum’s primary dining option, replacing The Savory Thyme Café, which the Arboretum has used for more than a decade.