Monday, June 14, 2010

New menus, new hours

The Wine Shop at Foxcroft, with new chef Tom Landers, has new entrees, a new lineup of cheeses, and more. Among the new: cheeses such as San Simon (Galicia), Cahill Guinness Porter (Ireland) and Garrotxa (Catalonia, Spain); a mozzarella platter for two or more with Neapolitan Buffalo mozzarella, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette with sliced baguette; pommes frites with house spice mix and garlic aioli; truffle macaroni & cheese; shrimp and grits; The Wine Shop house burger (30-day dry-aged sirloin, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle); lamb and goat cheese sliders and more.

The Gallery bar at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge has a new menu, including Olde Mecklenburg Brewery copper ale-battered crispy chicken, cheese steak spring roll and fried green tomato grilled cheese with cheddar and Manchego cheeses and roasted pepper dipping sauce. 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway; 704-248-4000.

Sunset Grille is now open for lunch daily, and its bocce ball court is open. 2400 Park Road; 704-335-8444.

The Ballantyne Cosmos Cafe is now open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and also served a full lunch menu all day. 8420 Rea Road; 704-544-5268.