Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vegan wine dinner at Fern

Fern will focus on Carmel Road white wines for a five-course vegan dinner Aug. 20, beginning with Lenny Boy Kombucha cocktails and appetizers on the patio. (Wondering about kombucha? It's essentially a sparkling fermented tea.) In the lineup: chilled apple, melon and fennel soup with "Liberated" Chardonnay; smoked chickpea-stuffed baby eggplant with Monterey Riesling; olive oil cake with housemade vegan ricotta and Solletico Prosecco; and more. $60; reservations: 704-377-1825; 1323 Central Ave.