Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tapas, crabs, wine

  • Vintage Wine Cellar has a new menu for July in which more tapas-style places are offered, from muffuletta sliders ($6) to duck confit salad ($7) to braised short rib ($9). 12206 Copper Way near Ballantyne; 704-543-3977.
  • Two more weeks left in softshell crab season at TOMI (7741 Colony Road); it’ll be served salt-and-pepper style for another week, then with garlic sauce for the last. Each preparation costs $18. And through the rest of July, you can get an appetizer called fish chips: chunks of fish deep-fried, then topped with seafood powder. 704-759-1288.
  • Sullivan’s Steakhouse (1928 South Blvd.) hosts a Wine Vault dinner July 26, preceded by a five-wine tasting. Among the courses: seared tuna appetizer with Landmark Steel Plow Syrah, and filet mignon with Flora Springs Cabernet. $55; 704-548-9463.