Similar to The Beatles’ song after which it was named, Glass Onion has become a hit in downtown Weaverville. Eddie Hannibal and Natalie Byrnes worked as head chefs for 15 years in The Hamptons on Long Island, New York, before opening Glass Onion last year.
“Our food is very simply done,” says Natalie. A blackboard shows seasonal specials such as roast half duck or a local watercress salad.
“A lot of the dishes I come up with are dictated by what people bring to my back door,” says Eddie who offers different ravioli each week. Try a Bosc pear and beet salad with local feta or trout from Sunburst Trout Farms.
Although Glass Onion is not what Eddie calls a “red sauce Italian restaurant,” you will find some classic dishes like scaloppini or braised rabbit with gnocchi.
Save room for a slice of apple pecan upside down pie or tiramisu. Stop in for Sunday brunch or half-off bottles of wine and $15 pasta dishes on Wednesday.
“It makes it easier to cook what you like!” says Eddie.
Glass Onion is located at 18 N. Main Street in Weaverville. The restaurant is open only for lunch on Mondays and is closed on Tuesdays. For more information, visit glassonionasheville.com or call 828.645.8866.