Monday, August 30, 2010

Boar ... and beer

Blue at the Hearst Plaza uptown hosts a Carina Cellars wine dinner of five courses Sept. 9 and braised boar shoulder is on the menu; $65; 704-927-2583).

McCormick & Schmick’s at SouthPark offers a Charles Krug dinner Sept. 14: four courses and four wines for $49.99. 4335 Barclay Downs Drive; 704-442-5522.

Lava Bistro plans a three-course Shelton Vineyards dinner Sept. 23; $39; 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd.; 704-549-0050.

Morton’s hosts a nationwide wine dinner and charity auction Oct. 7 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Mondavi wine family has done two 27-liter bottles of wine, a special blend that will be auctioned. The dinner will be broadcast to 54 private dining rooms across the country, including Charlotte, and diners will get four courses, plus wines; $175. (Also new at Morton’s: crab cake BLTs, smoked salmon pizza, bone-in filets and sea bass.)

Firebirds at SouthPark plans a four-course Sequoia Grove winemaker dinner Oct. 11 with braised Kobe short ribs on the menu; $65; 704-366-3655.

And Charlotte Oktoberfest 2010 is slated for Sept. 25 at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, on the outdoor fields. Three different tickets will be sold: general admission ($35) gets you in at 2 p.m. and premium ($50) at 1 p.m.; designated driver tickets are $20. The event has sold out in advance the past three years. General and premium buyers get a 5-ounce tasting glass, samples from more than 350 beers and a souvenir event guide with map. Live entertainment, games and food will be on hand. Some proceeds will go to the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina and the Autism Society of North Carolina. Tickets are on sale at the website:


JG said...

Support your local brewery! Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is having a pig roast from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, September 1 to celebrate the launch of their Mecktoberfest lager. Live music in the biergarten.

Anonymous said...

Too bad OMB's beers are so mediocre...I would rather support breweries that are interesting and of substance like Highland, Duck-Rabbit, and Foothill's...OMB needs to get another "hobby" rather than clogging local tap lines with their below average to average beer selections...