The Artisan Gourmet Market/Coffee and Wine Bar has been a part of Black Mountain and the Village of Cheshire since March of 2010. The market and cafe were designed and completed by Kurt and Emily Burritt, specialty market experts from Traverse City, MI. They created a unique concept for a store, offering gourmet products along with locally made offerings and their own brand of Artisan products with over 200 labels of mustards, sauces and salad dressings including Artisan locally roasted coffees. Fresh meats, seafood, produce and dairy would help to complete the shopping cycle for customers. They included a boutique wine department with an extensive selection of wines from around the world as well as local and international beer.
The other aspect that makes the concept unique is the café, which offers specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, pastries, omelets, sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as appetizers. Customers can order a glass of wine or an espresso drink and wander through the store and shop at their leisure. This provides a sensory experience and makes shopping at the Artisan a pleasure. Thursday night wine tastings have created a social event for many people in the region. With a line up of amazing wines each week, customers can taste, socialize and enjoy something from the appetizer menu or enjoy a gourmet meal with their wine selection.
In March 2016, Jimmy and Denise Searle became the owners of the Artisan Gourmet Market/Coffee and Wine Bar. Jimmy brings a wealth of talent as an accomplished culinarian trained by Four Seasons Hotels and Management Company. Add this to his many years as a private club chef in Boca Grande, FL and patrons can expect a new level of cuisine for our prepared foods, gourmet dinners and catered events. Jimmy is also very knowledgeable about food and wine pairings and can help you plan a special dinner for you and your friends and family. Denise has worked alongside Jimmy for many years and has organized events both large and small. The cafe and patio is a perfect place for your next get together!
From the aesthetically pleasing décor to the high quality products the concept is a huge success and has had substantial continued growth since it opened. Excellent customer service and a tremendous attention to detail, The Artisan Gourmet Market has become one of the finest places to eat and shop in the area.
Please join us in rejuvenating, reinventing and recreating an incredible social, fun & gourmet meeting spot for you, your friends, clients and family. We look forward to seeing you soon.