Monday, August 9, 2010


Rooster's hosts a Tomato Harvest Celebration Dinner Aug. 18, with area farm Fisher Farms as a partner: Five courses with paired wines for $59. Among the courses: heirloom tomato Caprese croutes; gazpacho with jalapeno crème fraîche; basil gnocchi with Sungold tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano; grilled hanger steak; and even tomato tart with basil gelato. 6601 Morrison Blvd.; 704-366-8688.

Starting Aug. 15, The Liberty offers a three-course brunch for $14.95 each Sunday ($5.95 for 9 and younger), including all-you-can-eat "Sweet Sunday Dessert Smorgasbord." (Get on the email list and you may get a coupon for a free brunch.) 1812 South Blvd.; 704-332-8830.

Honey harvest at the Ritz-Carlton: Aug. 11, some 30 pounds of natural honey is expected to be gleaned from the two beehives on the roof of the uptown (LEED Gold-certified) hotel. Executive chef Jon Farace will be on hand, as will folks from Cloister Honey -- and the 80,000 (or so) bees who live there. 201 E. Trade St.


Mary Sue said...

how interesting! i didn't know there was a beehive on top of the Ritz...what else do they have on the roof?

love your blog helen!