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Summertime at The Library Kitchen and Bar

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The Library Kitchen and Bar stands as a beacon of culinary innovation and exquisite dining experiences. Boasting a blend of modern sophistication and a welcoming ambiance, Chef Johannes Klapdohr transforms simplicity into artistry with the freshest natural ingredients.  
Chef Johannes has a background in sustainable farming which is reflected in his cooking. Only selecting the finest ingredients, his menus are ever rotating to reflect seasonal delights. His menu includes a variety of snacks, small plates, and main plates, guaranteeing there’s something for every patron. Don’t forget the dessert!  


Summertime produces delectable vegetables, and they’re no stranger to the dishes at The Library Kitchen and Bar. Some of our personal favorites are: 


  • “Caprese” Burrata Mozzarella and Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic Pearls, Georgia Olive Oil, Black Olive Ficelle, Library Lavender 
  • Seasonal Garden Salad with Marinated Baby Vegetables, Toasted Pecans, Passionfruit and Wildflower Honey Vinaigrette  
  • Baby Kale and Arugula Salad, Goat Cheese Fritters, Vanilla Poached Strawberries, Almonds, Strawberry-Champagne Dressing  


Main Plates 
  • Vegan Arborio Risotto with Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables, Wild Mushrooms, Crispy Lotus Roots, Micro Garden Bouquet 
  • Local Rainbow Trout Fillet Seared with Library Garden Herbs on a Ragout of Heirloom Succotash and Artisan Potato Gnocchi 
  • Herb Grilled Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Breast, Pistachio-Mascarpone Polenta, Sautéed Broccolini, Marsala Sauce 
The Library Kitchen and Bar stands as a shining example of culinary artistry and hospitality. With its inviting atmosphere, delectable cuisine, and sustainable practices, this restaurant continues to redefine dining experiences in Sapphire, North Carolina. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor passing through, a visit to The Library promises not just a meal, but an unforgettable journey through flavors and ambiance with new options each time you visit. 


We are thrilled that Chef Johannes and The Library Kitchen & Bar are a part of the Tembo Hospitality Group family. Make sure you’re following them on all social media platforms to see what Chef is cooking up each day!