RendezVous owner, Michel Baudouin, grew up on 200-year-old farm near Lyon, France.
His mother had a reputation as a great cook; so, he decided he wanted to bring that same
kind of French home cooking to Asheville.
After many years downtown at Bouchon, and after befriending many of the locals, Michel
wanted to give a little something back. So, when the opportunity for another little farm
house-style restaurant came about, he bought a church in Haw Creek. This restaurant is
away from the busyness of downtown, in a quiet neighborhood, where the locals can come
and relax without worrying about parking, or hurrying to beat the crowd.
There are Petanque courts to play on, there will be chickens to take care of, and wonderful
French comfort food to dine on. We hope you enjoy it as much as he does.
Bon Appetit, Ya’ll!
Our wine list contains carefully chosen French wines. They’re palate-selected to enjoy with any meal, light or not-so-light. French wines are categorized by region rather than grape variety, so choose from our rich Bordeaux, sumptuous Burgundies, exciting Champagnes, or from our seasonal specials.
Our popular house white, rose and red are from a family owned CO-OP in the Rhone valley, where Michel is from.
Our premium Le Grand Bouchon, is bottled in the style of Chateauneuf du Pape, from blended grapes grown on lovingly tended 75-year-old vines in the Rhône Valley Michel refers to it as; “Our poor man’s Chateauneuf,” because of it’s value. Check out domaine Rouge-Bleu http://www.rouge-bleu.com/en/
Construction- Church to Restaurant
It’s been quite the journey for RendezVous! Michel first bought the church in 2016, with the goal of opening up a second location for his much-loved French restaurant. He wanted something with parking, a large kitchen, and most importantly- the ability to take reservations. After 37 months of hard work, we’re finally here!
It doesn’t get any more French than that! Grab a drink at our outside bar and learn how to play this classic social game. Michel grew up playing after a big Sunday lunch, and now you can too! RendezVous has 8 regulation-sized courts, and you can often find folks from the Carolina Pétanque group or the National Pétanque Association!