Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Herons in Cary hosts Fête du Bordeaux dinner

Herons, the restaurant at Cary's Umstead Hotel and Spa, is one of 10 destinations chosen for the 2012 Fête du Bordeaux, which will give diners a preview of the 2010 vintage -- and it appears to be a good one. It's the first time a restaurant in North Carolina has been included. (Other destinations this year include Spago in Los Angeles, the Four Seasons (NYC) and One Market in San Francisco.) Representatives from three top Médoc chậteaux will be on hand for the Oct. 25 dinner to guide the previews, and will present other wines as well, including the 2011 Blanc de Lynch Bages.

Among the courses: guinea hen with foie gras pudding and pine barley risotto; venison loin with quinoa and smoked dates; and apple tart tatin.

$185; 919-447-4000; 100 Woodland Pond Drive in Cary.