Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fahrenheit rising

Chef/owner Rocco Whalen plans to open his second Fahrenheit March 3 atop the uptown SKYE Condominiums at 222 S. Caldwell St.
Whalen's original Fahrenheit is in Cleveland. Here, the restaurant will offer a glass-walled "sky bar" with views of the city from the 21st floor. Among decor highlights: quartz columns, a ceiling mural, a rooftop herb garden, folding glass door "systems," an illuminated stone wall and outdoor fire pits.
Look for American regional cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian accents, as it's described. A sampling: sweet potato biscuits with lobster and Neese's country sausage gravy; coffee and mustard crusted pork; American Kobe beef short ribs with teriyaki lo mein; and more.
The chef also plans events, such as Food Network Cookbook Dinners (Whalen is something of a TV star), at which diners get a signed copy of the featured chef’s cookbook, and food truck events, and will be part of the Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend coming up, with a vintner dinner with Bure Family Wines.