Thursday, October 28, 2010

Celebrate mom, do good

A farm-to-fork five-course dinner Oct. 30 at Honey Mountain Farm in Mount Ulla (about 40 miles north-northeast of Charlotte) benefits Friendship Trays in Charlotte and honors "Food, Friendship and the Magic of Matriarchal Love." Chefs from 300 East, Rooster's and Blue are doing fare that uses almost exclusively local foodstuffs, including grilled ostrich, sherry-braised beef shank, burnt-honey creme with persimmon sponge, and more. A silent auction, poetry (write your own about the wisdom or inspiration of your mom, or someone maternal) and music are planned, too.

335 McNeely Road in Mount Ulla; $65; reservations: 704-650-3606 or 704-239-5255. More info on Friendship Trays is at