Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bits and crumbs

Bar Macaron has opened inside the Ritz-Carlton's Bar Cocoa area, selling a wide range of the brightly colored cookies made with almond flour, egg whites and sugar, plus a sweet center. Among the flavors: chocolate (with cocoa nibs and ganache filling), vanilla with vanilla buttercream, cinnamon with dulce de leche, lemon, red velvet (with cream cheese filling), mint chocolate, orange creamsicle, lavender (with whipped honey filling) and more. They've been the best-seller at Bar Cocoa and can be bought to eat there, take home or gift-wrapped. 201 E. Trade St.; 704-547-2244.

Mezzanotte has a new summer lunch menu ($7-$14), adding a handful of entree salads (grilled chicken over baby arugula with caramelized walnuts, roasted red peppers and blue cheese, for example), more pastas (including fettuccine alfredo) and a trimmed-down pizza selection in two sizes, 8 and 12 inches. 2907 Providence Road; 704-365-4650.

Osso offers a 10 percent discount off your food bill if you've got tickets to something at the Fillmore, Time Warner Uptown Amphitheater or Comedy Zone. It's also got a specific concert and show menu, offering an array of appetizers, pastas and pizzas ranging in price from about $9 to $16. Show your tickets for the offers. 1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.; 704-971-0550.


Sarah O said...

I can't wait to try Bar Macaron!