Thursday, May 21, 2009

France vs. USA, plus auction prices? Quelle surprise!

Aquavina (435 S. Tryon St.; 704-377-9911) pairs five courses with nine wines in a "French vs. American" wine dinner May 28 on the patio. Among the courses are a deconstruction of Oysters Rockefeller (with anise panna cotta and parmesan air!); beef three ways (cheek ravioli, roasted tenderloin, broiled marinated flank); and creme brulee with mango paper; $75.
Also: The restaurant will hold a silent auction on existing wine inventory to make some room for new stuff, and the auction will start at wholesale prices for Chateau Petrus, Opus One and more.