Upcoming Food Events (Feb. 25 – Mar. 3)
Dollar oysters, a food tour of NoDa, and a chance to enjoy a proper tea like you're the Dowager Countess herself. These are just some of the things to explore over the next week around town.
THURSDAY (Feb. 25)
The first ever wine dinner scheduled for the SouthPark location of Reid’s Fine Foods was unfortunately canceled by snow and ice, so tonight's will be the first instead. Executive Chef Lewis Donald and wine director Leyla Arcovio crafted a three-course dinner to accompany wines from Michel Chapoutier. Begin with a radicchio cup with asian pear and poached lobster, then enjoy crispy chicken thighs with taleggio risotto, and braised short ribs with yukon gold potatoes. Call to reserve.
FRIDAY (Feb. 26)
This Friday and every Friday through March 25, Passion8 offers guests a special, three-course menu designed just for Lent. The cost is $42 per person and reservations are required. Call 704-910-3161 to reserve.
FRIDAY – SUNDAY (Feb. 26 – 28)
Rocksalt is thanking everyone for their support during their first year with a fun special this weekend: $1 oysters and $1 dollar off draft beers. The special runs all day from Friday to Sunday.
SATURDAY (Feb. 27)
Spots remain for this weekend's Local Flavors of NoDa Tour. Hear the stories, gain exclusive access behind the scenes, and enjoy samples of the cuisine served by some of the restaurants, chefs, and artisans of Charlotte's historic North Davidson neighborhood.
If you can't make this one, look to March for additional spots for this tour and others throughout Charlotte, including the Dives to Dining Plaza Midwood Tour.
SUNDAY (Feb. 28)
Visit Free Range Brewing this Sunday for a viewing of the latest Order/Fire, an original video series focused on the Charlotte culinary scene. The third episode features Chef Alyssa Gorelick of Chef Alyssa's Kitchen, who joins host Marc Jacksina, chef at Earl's Grocery, for a candid conversation. The series is a collaboration between Jacksina, Peter Taylor, and Darius Monte Evans.
WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY (Mar. 2 – 5)
Say farewell to everyone's favorite PBS drama with an afternoon tea. Join Ballantyne Resort as they celebrate the final season of Downton Abbey with a tea inspired by the critically-acclaimed series. The culinary team will present the Countess of Grantham’s favorite savories and sweets, with an option to add Spanish Sherry for $8. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1920s–1930's-inspired clothing. Reservations required.
TUESDAY (Mar. 8)
HEARTBRIGHT FOUNDATION WINE DINNER AT BONTERRA
Make reservations now to join Bonterra for a special evening to benefit the Heartbright Foundation. Guests Bob & Kelly Foley of Robert Foley Vineyards will pair wines with a gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Blake Hartwick. Courses include Maple Leaf Farms duck with spaetzle and a 12-hour short rib. Every ticket purchased will pay for one patient for a year at the Free Cardiac Resource Center.
THURSDAY (Mar. 10)
Heritage restaurant in Waxhaw wiill host a Fritz Winery dinner that will begin with an assortment of snacks (think foie gras and scallops) from Chef Paul Verica and team. Enjoy four courses along with pairings from the California winery, including a late harvest wine to be served with a black forest cake. Call to reserve.
SUNDAY (Apr. 17)
Buy your tickets now to see Food Network star and James Beard award-winner Alton Brown live at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. The interactive show, which combines food with science, comedy, and music, is open to all ages. Fair warning: there is a poncho zone.