Upcoming Food Events (June 24 – 30)
The events this weekend and beyond highlight food and drink from all over, from a South African wine tasting to a grand opening for a Korean-Thai restaurant. The weekend weather is shaping up to be perfect for enjoying wood-fired pizza with Lucky Leaf Gardens or rosé on the patio with Dilworth Wine Co.
FRIDAY – SUNDAY (JUNE 24 – 26)
Morton's The Steakhouse has been running a special menu celebrating summer, and this weekend is your last chance to try it. For just $45, guests get to select a first course, a main course, a side, and a dessert from the prix fixe menu. You can even order the soufflé for dessert. Call to reserve.
SATURDAY (JUNE 25)
This Korean-Thai fusion restaurant has been open for a few weeks now but will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday with complimentary prosecco and sushi roll specials. Here you'll find everything from a Korean classic called bi bim bap, a bowl of rice topped with vegetables, seasoned beef, and a fried egg, to pad Thai to thom khem, a caramelized pork stew from Laos.
SATURDAY (JUNE 25)
If you dine out at Charlotte restaurants that serve local produce, there's a good chance you've had Lucky Leaf microgreens. They'll be celebrating their sixth anniversary with their annual party this weekend, this time with a roaring wood-fired oven. Enjoy fresh pizza pies straight from the oven at this family event and have your donations ready for the Harrisburg Elementary School Global Garden Club. While there, you can walk on the nature trails, sample local craft brews, learn about mushroom production and permaculture farming, or take a greenhouse tour and sample some microgreens.
Join the Dilworth location of Foxcroft Wine Co. for their inaugural Rosé Fest on the Patio. Sample over 30 rosés from nine distributors for just $15, a cost that can go toward a minimum six bottle purchase, if desired.
SUNDAY (JUNE 26)
Bistro La Bon will host two separate food and wine events this Sunday. A cooking class led by Chef Majid Amoorpour will focus on two seafood favorites: salmon and mussels. Amoorpour will review how to cut and debone salmon and clean mussels before teaching guests how to make each item two ways. Liz Saintsing from Fine Wine Trading Company will pair wines with each of the four dishes. $75 per person, plus tax; call to reserve. Separately, Brian Mockler of Epiphany Wine Company will conduct a wine tasting of eight small production selections—240 to 1,700 cases per year small. The cost of the tasting is $30 and includes cheese and charcuterie. Wines featured during both events will be available for purchase at a discount.
TUESDAY (JUNE 28)
Join Rickety Bridge Winery and Bond Street Wine Shop for the last wine dinner at Aix en Provence until September. Enjoy a cocktail reception and light hor d'oeuvres beginning at 6:15 p.m. Dinner, which includes a chilled seafood salad and smoked pheasant ballotine, begins at 7 p.m. Call to reserve.
WEDNESDAY (JUNE 29)
NoDa Farmers Market has added a second day for you to shop local during the week. Pick up fresh produce, baked goods, meat, eggs, and other local goods from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Wednesday at the lot behind Smelly Cat and The NoDa Company Store.