Friday, August 15, 2014

Coming up: artisan dinner; beer dinner and a cafe returns (temporarily) from the dead

Heirloom's chef-owner Clark Barlowe does his next artisan dinner Aug. 20 (the following one will be Sept. 24), with producers on hand to talk about what you're eating. On the menu (four courses for $75): N.C. clams, steamed, and Harker’s Island oysters in a Barbee Farm garlic and parsley broth, with Fonta Flora's Alpha Vs. Beta Carotene (a carrot IPA from the Morganton brewer); Lucky Clay’s butter lettuce "cups" with housemade pimento cheese and Anson Mills Carolina Gold rice cakes, with 2012 Jones von Drehle Petite Manseng (a big white wine); Heritage Farm’s crispy pork belly with western N.C.-style barbecue sauce, with NoDa Ramble on Red (a red ale); "Faux Gras" (a beef liver pate made with Salem Hills' grassfed Black Angus) and 2011 Biltmore Cabernet Sauvignon N.C.; and a flourless dark chocolate cake with foraged-wineberry gel, and Jones von Drehle's blackberry dessert wine. 8470 Bellhaven Blvd.; 704-595-7710.

Look for a "beer dinner/picnic" featuring N.C. craft brewers Aug. 21 at D'Vine Wine Cafe. Five courses with six brews for $39.99, with the beers being: Mother Earth Kolsch Style, on draft; Mystery Brewing "Evangeline Saison," Belgian Style, with grilled salmon and spicy Thai salad; Rail House IPA with crabcake and guacamole crema; Rail House K-Bar Brown with grilled sausage; Duck Rabbit Milk Stout with foie burger and roasted potatoes; and Highland Mocha Stout with an espresso brownie sundae. 14815 John J. Delaney Drive; 704-369-5050.

And Bonterra will host a one-day return of the defunct Las Ramblas, the Dilworth tapas place that was once where Toast is now: Sept. 4 will offer a tasting of 21 Spanish wines from the Wine Vault, followed by a three-course Spanish dinner (dishes TBA). Reservations: 704-548-9463; Bonterra is 1829 Cleveland Ave.


Anonymous said...

Las Ramblas should permanently move into Bonterra's location.