Acre’s charcuterie is onboard 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

Acre’s charcuterie is onboard 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die
The Alabama Butcher's Board at Acre Restaurant in Auburn is one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die. (Chad Allen / Alabama NewsCenter)

Hearty. Salty. Sweet. Sour. Full of nuance, color and texture, the Alabama Butcher’s Board at Acre restaurant in Auburn is Alabama on a plate, or rather, on a piece of Alabama wood.

In addition to all that, the restaurant’s most popular charcuterie board showcases the talents of chef and owner David Bancroft.

The James Beard Award semifinalist has built a reputation on sustainability and paying homage to the farmers and makers in the state.

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In-house cured meats, house-made pickles, local cheeses and fermented fruits are among the standouts that are served on a piece of oak that Bancroft chopped down with his grandpa.

It doesn’t get much more Alabama than that, and it has earned a spot on the Alabama Tourism Department’s list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die.

Acre restaurant takes its name from the size of the property it takes up near downtown Auburn. (Chad Allen / Alabama NewsCenter)

 

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