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Farm to Table, Restaurants

Switchback at Cataloochee Ranch


High cuisine has found a home in the High Country at Switchback, a world-class restaurant led by Chef Jeb Aldrich. The handcrafted menu features Appalachian favorites influenced by French techniques and flavored by locally grown produce. Paired with an exceptional wine collection curated by Advanced Sommelier and Wine Director, Cara De Lavallade, this is a meal and setting you won’t soon forget.

Trained in critically acclaimed restaurants across the Southeast, Chef Jeb Aldrich honed his skills in Europe before joining his father in America at 4th & Swift, and later, Tiny Lou’s, among others. At Switchback, Aldrich has created an extraordinary ranch menu of Southern Appalachian fare with European Alpine influence.

Make a reservation today and dive into Switchback’s extraordinary blend of regional ingredients and sophisticated culinary techniques. Your taste buds will thank you.

Hours of Operation

Open Thursday through Monday for select meal services. See Resy page, linked above, for complete details.
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.



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