Amaro Wine Class @ The Fearrington Granary
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Amaro is the darling beverage of choice for many sommeliers. Often made with a number of herbs and roots – some even made from top secret blends passed down over generations – Italy’s amari are some of the most recognizable in the market. Sommelier Chetan Reddy will discuss the finer points of this liqueur.
$40 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Nebbiolo vs. Sangiovese Wine Class @ The Fearrington Granary
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Two of Italy’s most noble and distinctive grapes are Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Each has their own strong following in the wine community. Some prefer Nebbiolo, a grape that tests the balance of its tannic, high alcohol, and high acid properties while still delivering one of the most rewarding wine experiences.
Some prefer the crunchy, red fruit, herbal perfume of the Sangiovese grape. In the hands of a master it can transform into a muscular Brunello di Montalcino, or an easier drinking Chianti perfect with a hearty bowl of pasta.
Whichever grape camp you stand behind, each has a masterful history that has solidified its claim to the top of Italy’s grape varietal hierarchy.
$50 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Elaine’s On Franklin Anniversary Dinner @ Elaine's On Franklin
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm

Join us Monday, January 23rd for our 17th Anniversary Dinner with Olivier Lotterie & Vineyard Brands. $100 for six courses paired with exceptional wine! Call 919.960.2770 for reservations.

The Many Faces of Rioja Wine Class @ The Fearrington Granary
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Explore Spain’s premier wine region, one of the country’s two declared Denominacion de Origen Calificada, and taste some of its benchmark wine producers. Tempranillo is a moldable grape that lends itself well to a winemaker’s vision, as Beverage Director Paula de Pano learned from some of Rioja’s winemakers on her last trip to Spain. Taste for the consistently high quality of this wine for yourself – without breaking the bank!
$40 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

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 before sign up!

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

Central Coast Pinot Noir Wine Class @ The Fearrington Granary
Feb 9 all-day

Who doesn’t love a good Pinot Noir? A food-friendly, upfront fruit, with lively acidity that makes you reach for another pour of wine. California wines that have been shying away from the higher alcohol styles recently, are barreling their way into drinkers’ hearts and finding their footing as alternatives to Burgundy – without having to wait for the wines to mature.
$45 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Saint Valentine’s Sweetheart Brunch @ Nasher Cafe
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Looking for the perfect way to kick-off your Valentine’s Day celebration? Grab your friends, BFF, or sweetheart and join us on Sunday Feb. 12 from 12PM-3PM at your favorite little museum cafe. We will be serving up all our signature breakfast-lunch flavors, as well as mimosas, Southern Spiked Tea, and Blackberry Ginger Collins cocktails, for you and your boo to celebrate. Also be looking out for our special Nasher champagne flutes and themed desserts! Come brunch with the best, and reserve your seat by calling 919-684-6032!

Be Ours: Valentine’s Day at City Kitchen @ City Kitchen
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ready to pamper your special someone this Valentine’s Day? City Kitchen is here to help you spoil them in style! We have an amazing selection of dishes, cocktails, and specials that will make your sweetheart swoon!

Not to mention we’ll be offering half-off bottles of wine, so come in to treat yourself and your special someone to a decadently delicious evening. Tables are filling up fast, so call to reserve your seat today.

Kipos Valentine’s Day @ Kipos
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come indulge your Valentine! Greek culture has always placed importance on passion and love (they actually had 6 different words for the feeling), so come let the experts pamper you and your sweetheart. Enjoy an elegant evening bursting with laughter, candle-light, and aphrodisiac flavors. We’ll be offering our a la carte menu as well as some exclusive specials and seductive cocktails.

Looking for another sweet surprise for your special someone? When making a reservation you can purchase our special sweetheart token. For $5 your sweetheart will find a fresh rose and delicious chocolate at the table upon your arrival! For further information or to reserve a table you must contact the restaurant.

Valentine’s Day at Bin 54 @ Bin 54 Steak and Cellar
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Make this Valentine’s Day one for the books with an extravagant evening. The dining room will open at 5:00pm and we will be offering a $75 decadent 3-course pre-fixe menu designed by Executive Chef Kevin Draper. Stay tuned for full menu details and reserve your seats today by calling or online via the link!

Samedi Gras @ The Pinhook
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm

Samedi Gras: Fat Saturday, the Saturday before the big event! This year we’re bringing a party where you can test drive costumes, wear backup outfits or come as you are. The Chit Nasty Band and The Rissi Palmer Band will make you get your boogie on – it’s all about making Mardi Gras excitement with a night of live music, dancing, and all around fun. Tickets will help fund a free Mardi Gras Night on Tuesday, February 28th. Big thanks to Sonic Pie Productions and Abita Brewing for everything they do.

Il Palio’s Celebration of Carnevale @ Il Palio
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm

Celebrate one of Italy’s most extravagant feasts with an unforgettable dinner hosted by Chef Teddy Diggs. All of the flavors and festivities of Martedi Grasso (Fat Tuesday) will be in divine Italian fashion. The evening will feature a hand-selected menu inspired by the celebrations that will be held across Italy, from Venice and Milan to the villages of Naples and Sicily. The night will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a multi-course menu infused with regional Italian flavors. Tickets include food, beverage pairings, tax and gratuity. Call 919-918-2545 to make reservations.


Cocktail Time

Suppli di Telefono
Crocchè di Patate
iCracker con Ricotta di Bufala


Insalata di Mare (Chilled Italian Seafood Salad)
Polenta Bianco e Fagioli in Umido (White Polenta, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, beans)
La Grande Lasagna di Carnevale (Typical lasagna of a Neapolitan Carnevale celebration)


Fritelle (Fried pastry with sugar)
Panna Cotta alla Menta con Salsa di Cioccolato (Mint Panna Cotta with Chocolate Sauce)

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.

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

oysters rockefeller: mill creek n.c. oyster* baked in the shell w/ spinach, bacon & hollandaise
mv jo landron, atmospheres, method traditionale
grilled wild sturgeon* w/ roasted garlic späetzle, lardons, savoy cabbage & pommery mustard jus
2015 clos troteligotte,’CSbV’, côtes du lot
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
grilled angus filet mignon w/ crispy potato cake, sautéed greens, steak sauce & garlic-escargot butter
2013 clos troteligotte, K2, cahors
elaine’s warm chocolate cake w/ ginger ice cream
carrboro coffee roasters coffee (elizabeth’s blend)
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.
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!

Talbots Spring Shopping Party to Benefit Dress for Success – Saturday, March 4 @ Talbots
Mar 4 all-day

Please join us to upgrade your spring wardrobe for a good cause! O, The Oprah Magazine, and Talbots have teamed up for the second year in a row to launch a special capsule collection of clothes to benefit Dress for Success – an organization helping women in need get back into the workforce. Last year, this collaboration raised $1M and collected more than 4,000 boxes of clothing to help more than 20,000 in the workforce. This Saturday, shoppers will enjoy 25 percent off their entire purchase at all Triangle area Talbots locations, with 30 percent of sales from the collection going directly to Dress for Success. Talbots will also be collecting gently-used professional attire to donate to Dress for Success March 2-5, so this is a great excuse to get a head start on your spring closet cleaning! Bring your used clothing to the Talbots Spring Shopping Party and enjoy some light refreshments all while benefiting a great cause!