Events

Events

Feb
3
Fri
Cooks & Books: Lunch with Kian Lam Kho @ The Fearrington Granary
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at The Granary to celebrate Kian Lam Kho’s cookbook, Phoenix Claws & Jade Trees. Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner, a copy of the cookbook, service fee and tax. Reserve by calling.
Food writer, author of 10 cookbooks and Asian cuisine expert, Nancie McDermott, will be the guest hostess for this luncheon. McDermott has written several cookbooks on Asian cuisine and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.

The winner of the 2016 IACP Julia Child First Book Award, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees offers a unique introduction to Chinese home cooking, demystifying it by focusing on its basic cooking methods. In outlining the differences among various techniques — such as pan-frying, oil steeping, and yin-yang frying — and instructing which one is best for particular ingredients and end results, culinary expert Kian Lam Kho provides a practical, intuitive window into this unique cuisine. Once you’ve learned how to dry stir-fry chicken, you can then confidently apply the technique to tofu, shrimp, and any number of ingredients.
Accompanied by more than 200 photographs, including helpful step-by-step images, the 158 recipes range from simple, such as Spicy Lotus Root Salad or Red Cooked Pork, to slightly more involved, including authentic General Tso’s Chicken or Pork Shank Soup with Winter Bamboo. But the true brilliance behind this innovative book lies in the way it teaches the soul of Chinese cooking, enabling home cooks to master this diverse, alluring cuisine and then to re-create any tempting dish they encounter or can imagine.

After training as an aerospace engineer and developing software on Wall Street for more than twenty years, Kian decided to pursue his passion for cooking. He apprenticed in the kitchen of Chef Josh Capon at Canteen (now Lure Fishbar), in New York City’s Soho neighborhood, where he learned to produce modern American food.
However, it was Chinese cooking that interested him the most. After Canteen he started organizing pop-up Chinese banquet events to showcase the variety of ingredients and versatility of techniques in Chinese cuisine rarely experienced in American Chinese restaurants. He continues to work at different restaurants as a guest chef, creating unique Chinese banquet events.
In January of 2008 Kian created the Chinese cooking blog, Red Cook. The blog emphasizes the importance of understanding proper Chinese cooking techniques while describing them in historical and cultural context. Red Cook was selected as a finalist and nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award in 2011.

Feb
7
Tue
Sweetheart Social @ Midway Community Kitchen
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ticket includes appetizers, 3 courses, dessert and wine.

We’re doing a Sweetheart Social with Gluten-Free Queen Hadassah Patterson! Save the date for the Tuesday before Valentines Day! We’ll have great music, perfect wine and amazing food that happens to be gluten-free! This is a mixer – so don’t feel obligated to bring a date, singles and couples are welcome. But you can save some (gluten free) dough if you bring a friend! Here’s the menu:

Red wine and pink bubbly 🙂

Chili and Chocolate-Rubbed Beef Brisket

Multi-color Roasted Pepper Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette (Vegan)

Sausage / Pizza Rolls with GF crust (includes veg option – contains dairy)

Charcuterie Platter, Cheese Platter, Assorted Dips, Crackers and Scratch Flats – Our housemade GF Flatbread

Seasonal Market Veggies

GF Chocolate and Dipped Fruit / Cookie Platter: We’ll do a hands-on chocolate-dipping demo for dessert … What’s more romantic than food dipped in chocolate?

Anyone with questions or multiple sensitivities, please email Hadassah directly at writeztuff97@gmail.com before sign up!

We look forward to making some great memories together!
Please spread the word to those you know! ♥

Feb
28
Tue
Glasshalfull Wine Dinner @ Glasshalfull
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

There’s always something to celebrate at Glasshalfull! Join us on for a wine dinner with Florent Bourgeois, owner-winemaker of Domaine Gérard Fiou in Sancerre, along with importer Thomas Meunier.

Florent Bourgeois estate of 24 acres in Sancerre is based in Saint-Satur. Saint-Satur is part of a thin band of silex (flint) terroir. This terroir is unique in Sancerre to the eastern part of the appellation. Florent’s vineyard has a perfect southeastern exposure that is excellent for ripening. Matched to this terroir the wines have ripe fruit, wonderful mineral components and beautiful structure.

We will be offering a wonderful 4-course dinner that complements Florents sauvignon blancs from Sancerre and Menetou-Salon along with his pinot noir from Sancerre. You will also be dining for a cause since every Tuesday 10% of Glasshalfull’s gross sales goes to support UNC Lineberger.

Call for reservations soon since seating is limited.

Mar
2
Thu
Elaine’s Clos Troteligotte & Authentique Vin Wine Dinner @ Elaine's on Franklin
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm

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GREETING:
oysters rockefeller: mill creek n.c. oyster* baked in the shell w/ spinach, bacon & hollandaise
mv jo landron, atmospheres, method traditionale
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grilled wild sturgeon* w/ roasted garlic späetzle, lardons, savoy cabbage & pommery mustard jus
2015 clos troteligotte,’CSbV’, côtes du lot
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grilled-house-smoked pork tenderloin w/ n.c. shrimp ‘n grits, country ham, onion confit & redeye gravy
2006 clos troteligotte, K, cahors
2012 clos troteligotte, K, cahors
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grilled angus filet mignon w/ crispy potato cake, sautéed greens, steak sauce & garlic-escargot butter
2013 clos troteligotte, K2, cahors
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elaine’s warm chocolate cake w/ ginger ice cream
carrboro coffee roasters coffee (elizabeth’s blend)
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please inform your server of any food allergies or aversions. eat undercooked or raw items at your own risk.
elaine’s adds a 20% gratuity to parties of 5 or more. no separate or split checks, please.
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About Emmanuel Rybinski
The family vineyard, entirely replanted in 1987 by Emmanuel’s father, is a single block of 29 acres located on the unique plateau of iron-rich limestone of Villesèque, small village situated at an elevation of 1,400 feet. Certified sustainable culture since 2005, the entire estate is in conversion to organic certification since 2010 and 2013 is the start of a Biodynamic practice. Fascinated by his Terroir, each of Emmanuel’s wines is the expression of a single parcel selection showcasing the different level of concentration of iron in the soil.
Emmanuel is part of this new generation in Cahors, focusing their work on making sophisticated Malbec from high maturity of grapes and a work on the tannins.
About Thomas Meunier & Authentique Vin
Thomas started his journey in the wine 13 years ago in a small winery of his native Loire Valley. During 6 years winemaker Frédéric Mabileau, his mentor, thought him everything he knew about wine from the vine to the bottle. In 2007 during a trip in Chapel Hill he fell in love with a girl from the mountains of NC and decided to follow his fiancée to settle in Carrboro in 2009. When moving to the US he decided to launch his wine import business focusing on all the friends he made during his experience in the vineyards of France. After 6 years, he cover 6 states in the east coast and bring to North Carolina some very confidential small family own estate. He strongly believe that wine is made in the vine by responsible farmer, as a matter of fact, his entire selection is made of organic or biodynamic farm led by farmers who understood that we’ll only make an exceptional wine by producing the best fruit possible.

Call us to make your reservation. Space is limited!

Mar
5
Sun
Toast to the Triangle @ McKimmon Center at NCSU
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tantalize your taste buds. Forty of the Triangle area’s best restaurants and beverage providers will be competing to be your favorite flavor of the night by providing samples of their fare as part of a formally judged competition and people’s choice competition. In between bites, bid on over 100 silent auction items and packages, purchase a mystery bottle of wine, snap a photo in the green screen photo booth, and even enter to win a car! The best part is, all of your support is helping to raise money for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. Tammy Lynn Center serves over 400 families annually and is able to provide quality care thanks to your support.

Mar
26
Sun
Rosemary on Rodeo @ Rosemary Street
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation in collaboration with the Downtown Partnership and the Raleigh Durham Mobile Food Association (RDUMFA) is delighted to announce its first ever food truck rodeo.

Featuring 12 of the areas favorite food trucks

Cousin’s Maine Lobster
Tacotopia
Pie Pushers
Chirba Chirba
Hibachi Xpress
Baguettaboutit
Gussys
JAM Soft Serve Ice Cream
CockaDoodleMoo
Sweet Traditions
Only Burger
Morfa Empanadas!

Guests are invited to enjoy their delicious eats on the top of the Wallace Parking deck where there will be an ample supply of tables and chairs.
Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon out with the family. There will be giant games for all to enjoy on The Plaza and a DJ will be spinning all of our favorite tunes.

Mar
31
Fri
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Apr
1
Sat
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Apr
2
Sun
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Apr
8
Sat
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Apr
9
Sun
49th Annual Spring Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Festivities will kick off on Friday with an Egg Auction and Adult Egg Hunt at 7pm. Glass blowing demonstrations, food trucks and live music to follow! The following weekend festivities will include glass blowing demonstrations, kiln openings, wood turning demos and a raffle to benefit CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund).

Apr
22
Sat
Nancie McDermott – Fruit: A Savor the South Cookbook @ McIntyre's Books
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fruit collects a dozen of the South’s bountiful locally sourced fruits in a cook’s basket of fifty-four luscious dishes, savory and sweet. Demand for these edible jewels is growing among those keen to feast on the South’s natural pleasures, whether gathered in the wild or cultivated with care. Indigenous fruits here include blackberries, mayhaws, muscadine and scuppernong grapes, pawpaws, persimmons, and strawberries.
From old-school Grape Hull Pie to Mayhaw Jelly–Glazed Shrimp, McDermott’s recipes for these less common fruits are of remarkable interest–and incredibly tasty. The non-native fruits in the volume were eagerly adopted long ago by southern cooks, and they include damson plums, figs, peaches, cantaloupes, quince, and watermelons. McDermott gives them a delicious twist in recipes such as Fresh Fig Pie and Thai-Inspired Watermelon-Pineapple Salad.
McDermott also illuminates how the South – from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Lowcountry, from the Mississippi Delta to the Gulf Coast – encompasses diverse sub-regional culinary traditions when it comes to fruit. Her recipes, including a favorite piecrust, provide a treasury of ways to relish southern fruits at their ephemeral peak and to preserve them for enjoyment throughout the year.
Nancie McDermott is a North Carolina native, cooking teacher, and author of thirteen cookbooks, including Southern Cakes: Sweet and Irresistible Recipes for Everyday Celebrations.

Piedmont Farm Tour @ Farms
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every spring, local farmers open their farms to visitors during the Piedmont Farm Tour. Visitors can learn about sustainable agriculture and farmstead cheese, see baby animals, gather eggs, and enjoy the beauty of Piedmont farms. They can meet the people who grow their food and see how it is grown.

To take the tour, buy a button that enables a carload (or a group of bicyclists) to visit all the farms. Buttons are available at Weaver Street Market stores (late March) or online from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) for $30 before the tour dates; they can also be purchased during the tour at any farm for $35. Farms are open from 2 to 6 PM each day. The tour is self-guided; use the tour brochure or the CFSA’s interactive map to plan your visits to maximize your time at the farms. We suggest visiting 2 to 4 each day. Farms are located throughout the Triangle in Alamance, Chatham, Orange, and Person counties. The tour occurs RAIN OR SHINE.

Apr
23
Sun
Piedmont Farm Tour @ Farms
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every spring, local farmers open their farms to visitors during the Piedmont Farm Tour. Visitors can learn about sustainable agriculture and farmstead cheese, see baby animals, gather eggs, and enjoy the beauty of Piedmont farms. They can meet the people who grow their food and see how it is grown.

To take the tour, buy a button that enables a carload (or a group of bicyclists) to visit all the farms. Buttons are available at Weaver Street Market stores (late March) or online from Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) for $30 before the tour dates; they can also be purchased during the tour at any farm for $35. Farms are open from 2 to 6 PM each day. The tour is self-guided; use the tour brochure or the CFSA’s interactive map to plan your visits to maximize your time at the farms. We suggest visiting 2 to 4 each day. Farms are located throughout the Triangle in Alamance, Chatham, Orange, and Person counties. The tour occurs RAIN OR SHINE.

May
6
Sat
St. Barbara’s Greek Festival 2017 @ St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
May 6 @ 11:00 am – May 7 @ 8:00 pm

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at the DURHAM GREEK FESTIVAL. The event will be held 11am to 8pm, rain or shine, at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 8306 Highway 751 in Durham, one-half mile south of I-40 Exit 274 near Southpoint Mall. Admission is free. A portion of the Festival proceeds will benefit the Durham Rescue Mission.

The Festival will feature such favorite Greek foods as gyro (seasoned lamb and beef) and grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese filling in paper-thin phyllo dough) and pastitsio (layered pasta, ground beef and cheese, topped with creamy béchamel sauce). Enjoy savory lamb, slow-roasted on a spit (souvla), and traditional desserts like baklava (spiced nuts layered in phyllo with honey syrup), galactoboureko (custard-filled phyllo with honey syrup), kourambiedes (shortbread cookies dusted with powdered sugar), loukoumades (fried dough balls with syrup, cinnamon and walnuts) or an irresistible twist on a traditional favorite: baklava ice cream sundaes. Greek coffee and iced coffee frappé will be served at the Kafenion. The Taverna will feature Greek wine and beer.

Enjoy continuous Greek music and scheduled folkdance performances. The bouzouki band “Opa!” will perform live. All are welcome to join in community dancing. Also featured will be Greek cultural exhibits, video travelogues of Greece, tours of the landmark Byzantine-style domed church and a demonstration of traditional Byzantine iconography. New this year is a Silent Art Auction featuring fine art, ceramics and collectibles.

Try your luck at winning a grand raffle prize of $1000. Shop the Bakaliko grocery for olives, feta cheese, olive oil and delicious sweet tsoureki bread. Browse the Marketplace for gifts, handmade jewelry, crafts, souvenirs, Greek and Ukrainian imports, children’s books, religious items and fine art featuring scenes of Greece. The award-winning St. Barbara community cookbook, THE GRECIAN PLATE, will be available for purchase. There will also be kids’ activities and fun for the entire family. Remember – Greeks are famous for their hospitality!

For more information, visit www.DurhamGreekFestival.org, email info@durhamgreekfestival.org or call 919-484-1600.