Thursday, May 23, 2013

Special dinners coming up

Dean & DeLuca chefs from its markets in Japan, Turkey, Thailand, Singapore and the Middle East, plus one from California, will join Charlotte’s to offer a multicourse dinner June 5 at the D&D Wine Room at Phillips Place, for $250 per person. The Wine Room is the chain’s first full-service, in-store restaurant. Each chef will do his own course, and there’ll be pairings of beer and wine. Charlotte’s Andres Moncayo will cook along with Eiji Murakami and Tetsuya Sakai from Japan, Wassem Mustafa from the Middle East, Ali Ronay from Turkey, Timber Suwannakoot from Thailand, Gerald Yong from Singapore and Jason Rose from St. Helena, Calif. Reservations 704-643-1664; 6903 Phillips Place Court.

The Palm hosts a Duckhorn and surf ’n turf dinner June 14. Three courses, plus reception, plus pairings is $120 ($95 for the restaurant’s 837 Club members), and the menu includes oyster shooter with wasabi tobiko and carpaccio with 2011 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley; tomato and watermelon salad with 2011 Migration Chardonnay, Russian River Valley; the 2010 Merlot with the surf ’n turf and more. 6705 Phillips Place; 704-552-7256.