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Jan
10
Wed
Neyers Wine Dinner @ Bin 54 Steak & Cellar
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm

Save the date for our first wine dinner of 2018! Join us this January for a 6-course journey through Neyers vineyards in the Sage Canyon. Founded in 1992 by Bruce & Barbara Neyers, Neyers Vineyard sits in the heart of the Napa Valley. Bruce takes inspiration from French techniques who farm organically, make their wines naturally without use of cultured yeast, and bottle their wines without fining or filtration. To accompany each Neyers selection, Executive Chef Kevin Draper will curate Bin 54 flavors to match. Come shake off the post holiday blues with us at 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 10th in the beautiful Bin 54 Solarium. Seats are limited, so be sure to reserve by phone at (919) 969-1155. $125 plus tax & gratuity.

THE WINES:
First Course – Neyers 304 Chardonnay 2016
Second Course – Neyers Vista Luna zinfandel 2016
Third Course – Neyers Sage Canyon 2014
Fourth Course – Neyers Estate “Left Bank Red” 2015
Fifth Course – Neyers Estate “Neyers Ranch” Cabernet Sauvignon
Sixth Course – Neyers Carneros Chardonnay 2014

Jan
11
Thu
Wines of Croatia & Slovenia @ The Granary
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

There’s so many more interesting things about Croatia, other than Dubrovnik being the main filming location of Game of Thrones. Ever had a wine made from Zinfandel? It has roots from Croatia, where this grape is genetically identical to Tribidrag. Can you say that grape ten times really fast? Nor can I. That is partially the reason why Croatian wines are hard to come by in the US! Slovenian wines share a little bit of similarities to the wines from Italy, as it borders the Collio vineyards, but make no mistake – Slovenian wines have their own unique identities. Try some orange wines during this class!
$50 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Jan
17
Wed
Winter Harvest Wine Dinner @ Kipos Greek Taverna
Jan 17 @ 6:15 pm

We are thrilled to announce that our next Kipos wine dinner as a part of the “Vineyards of Greece” 2018 seasonal series will be hosted on Wednesday, January 17th. Enjoy another decadent four-course meal paired with four exquisite wines that will take you on a journey through the vineyards of Greece. All wines are hand-picked by our bar and beverage director to pair perfectly with winter ingredients & flavors crafted by Chef Terry! Tickets for the dinner are $68 per guest (tax & gratuity not included). Full menu & wine details coming soon! Please note that due to the growth and increasing interest in Kipos wine dinners we are changing reservation times to 6:15pm with first course being served promptly at 6:30pm. As always in the true spirit of a Greek feast centered around sharing all seating for the wine dinner will be community style (if requested, groups will be seated together). As we mentioned seats are limited and go faster every time so reserve today by emailing us here, calling (919) 425-0760, or visiting our reservation page and requesting “winter wine dinner”.

MENU:
FIRST COURSE:

Shrimp Saganaki
An ode to the sea: plump jumbo shrimp and kalamata olives, in spiced tomato essence
Purely Greece MC (70% Malagouzia, 30%Chardonnay – Peloponnese
Bright, gold-yellow color, with a rich body, fruity aroma and a long finish. Tropical fruits, mainly mango but also kiwi, are rounded out by a hint of butter toffee. The characteristic mild acidity of Malagouzia, is complimented by a long finish.

SECOND COURSE:

Mountain Grains & Goat
Our signature hearty Winter grain medley with crumbled goat cheese from the mountains of Greece
Purely Greece Limniona (Limniona) – Peloponnese
It has a vivid red color with purple hues, a rich, round body and long aftertaste. Cherry and raspberry is accompanied by vanilla and tobacco aromas, with an undertone of white and green pepper. It has a high acidity but a nice tannic balance, making it soft and long. Aged in French and American oak.

THIRD COURSE:

Fileto Moshari “Beef Tenderloin”
Succulent beef tenderloin over ancient wood fire with an earthy mushroom wine reduction & lemon potatoes
C. Lazaridi “Amethystos” Red (70% Cab, 20% Merlot, 10% Agiorgitiko) – Drama
Deep, vivid purple color. Fruity aroma with notes of cherries, raspberry, spices. Full bodied, velvet, with intense aroma of plum. Good concentration and balanced acidity with firm, mature tannins. Long finish with hints of spices. 12 months in old French oak.

FOURTH COURSE:

Milopíta Pagato
A Greek twist on an American classic with cinnamon and spices beside local homemade ice cream (apple pie a la mode)
Domaine Glinavos Paleokerisio (Debina, Vlahiko) – Zitsa
A unique of its kind orange, semi-sparkling wine. Characterized by distinct aromas and taste of apple, butter, cinnamon and cloves. The refreshing natural carbonation leads to a bright finish with hints of vanilla and cherry.

Jan
25
Thu
New Zealand without Sauvignon Blanc @ The Granary
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New Zealand – The country that singlehandedly placed Sauvignon Blanc in the wine center stage. Many only think of New Zealand as a country that produces the tropical fruit, crisp, citrusy, grassy Sauvignon Blancs that many like to quaff during summer months. But this country produces so much more – high-elevation Pinot Noir, minerally red blends made from Bordeaux varietals, and even crisp Sparkling wines made in the Champagne Method.
$50 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Feb
10
Sat
Strike A Match & Let It Go @ The Parlour @ Manns Chapel
Feb 10 all-day

One evening in 2012, six women united around a small table on a cold night. Together they broke bread, shared both their silent burdens and hopes to release and ignite new ways of thinking. It was a profound experience, and we are hopeful that an expansion of this intimate gathering with our larger community will be both powerful and change-making.

In collaboration with The Parlour at Manns Chapel, we invite you to be more focused, more joyful, lighter and brighter in 2018. Please join us, for a very special gathering of women as we move our lives forward by letting go all that holds us back. Together we’ll make connections that will open doors and provide a clear mindset on the new year through guided journaling, meditation, and something we call Strike a Match and Let it Go– an emotional, freeing and profound way to unburden making room for your authentic self.

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Wine & Cocktails
Journaling Practice
Guided Meditation
Strike A Match & Let It Go
Nurturing Connections
Desserts & Merriment

$50 ticket price
Cocktail attire

Help us infuse this event with new faces, ideas and perspectives by bringing one or two special women in your lives who are seeking a powerful new tribe. Email amyrosso@fit4mom.com for 30% reduced pricing for you & your friend.

Samedi Gras Great Big Fat Saturday Bash @ Old Murphy School
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Durham Mardi Gras is kicking off your Samedi Gras Saturday night New Orleans style with the frenetic, hyperkinetic and wildly popular Ellis Dyson and the Shambles, plus Durham’s most beloved second line band, the Bulltown Strutters. Put on your dancing shoes!

As if that weren’t enough, we’re going to follow the old New Orleans tradition and give away a bowl of free red beans and rice to the first 100 people in the door. You can wash it down with the finest beer in the Triangle, on tap from Hillsborough’s Mystery Brewing Company.

All proceeds benefit Durham Mardi Gras to help provide a free and open Fat Tuesday for all of Durham. See you there!

Feb
17
Sat
Acme’s 20th! (Party Like It’s 1998) @ Acme
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 12:30 am

Hard to believe it’s been this long! Acme is celebrating 20 years as Carrboro’s neighborhood restaurant. We’re throwing a bash, and you’re invited. Think of it as a Carrboro block party. $20 minimum donation to the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation gets you in the door of our fabulous February fiesta. In a fancy heated tent behind the restaurant, we’ll have drinks, dancing, party snacks and more. Carrboro’s going to party like it’s 1998!

Feb
23
Fri
Cool John Ferguson – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

You have to hear Cool John Ferguson to believe it. The legendary Taj Mahal had this praise for Cool John: “He is among the five greatest guitarists in the world — he ranks with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, and Django Reinhardt.”

Self-taught electric guitarist Cool John Ferguson was born in the Sea Islands of South Carolina, and his Gullah heritage and the gospel music of his upbringing inform his approach to the blues. A frequent performer at blues festivals around the world, Cool John was named “most outstanding guitarist” by Living Blues Magazine two years straight.

Feb
28
Wed
Domaine Galevan Wine Dinner @ The Fearrington House
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Beverage & Service Director Paula de Pano is proud to host Coralie Goumarre, pairing her Chateauneuf du Papes and Cotes du Rhone wines with Executive Chef Colin Bedford’s menu.
Our Wine Team is offering a special holiday price of $175 per person until December 31st! Tickets purchased in the new year will be at the regular price of $250 per person. Tickets include four course tasting menu, wine pairings, service fee and tax. Space is limited for this special dinner. Call the Front Desk at 919.542.2121 to reserve your spot.
Domaine Galevan is one of the oldest Chateauneuf du Pape producers in the Rhone Valley, first starting out as a grape supplier for larger negociants in the region in the late 1700s. Coralie Goumarre, the first female winemaker to head the domaine in nine generations, took the helm in 1995 and has since expanded their lineup to include wines from the Cotes du Rhone.
With years of winemaking experience and knowledge passed down from generation to generation, Coralie has approached the domaine’s future with a modern, energetic, and independent outlook. Under her tenure, she converted the domaine in 2011 to operate under biodynamic and organic standards and released the Saint Georges cuvee, the estate’s top wine, in 2009 – a Chateuneuf du Pape completely made from low-yielding, 100 year old Grenache vines.
Many of her estate’s wines are described as full-bodied and hedonistically styled, with rich and dense aromatics of classic southern Rhone Valley wines – cassis, kirsch, licorice, smoke, iodine, a roasted herbs. Despite the wines of Domaine Galevan getting outstanding reviews from heralded publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, and the like, Coralie’s wines remain one of the most exceptional values in the region.

MENU

Amuse Bouche
First Course
North Carolina Flounder
Uni, Buddha Hand, Fennel, Salsify
Domaine Galévan “Libre Expression” Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2016
Second Course
Black Truffle Agnolotti
Bone Broth, Foie Gras, Pickled Grapes
Domaine Galévan “L’esprit Devin” Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014
Main Course
Variations of Beef
Rösti, Puffed Tendon, Horseradish, Parsley
2014 Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape
2014 Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape St Georges
Cheese Course
Croque Madam
Brioche, HoneyBee Goat Gouda, Quail Egg
2014 Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Mignardises

Mar
2
Fri
Nee Ningy Band Album Release Show – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A band with a sound unlike any other, Nee Ningy presents an uncommon blend of American and European traditional tunes from blues, southern old time, and Cajun to Swedish walking music, Scottish reels, and the French bourrée.
Celebrating the release of their 2017 album “The Parlour Sessions.”

The Nee Ningys were big on the festival scene in the late 70’s and 80’s. With seemingly every sound and instrument on earth at their disposal (except guitar – no guitars!), they get called world music, corralling everything from Cajun to Appalachian music, Tex-Mex, and French and English folk songs into one joyful sound. But maybe we can just call them funk. It’s all just funky, dirty, down-to-earth, shout-it-out music, reaching into the gut of every culture and genre for that thing that makes you feel alive.

Mar
3
Sat
Lockdown – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Mar 3 @ 8:30 pm

Fronted by the powerful pipes of singer Taneka Clemons, Lockdown brings high-energy hip-shaking blues and soul straight from the heart of Durham.

Mar
9
Fri
Polymer Clay Artist – Deborah Lahita @ WomanCraft Gifts
Mar 9 all-day

Meet local polymer clay and bead artist, Deborah Lahita, during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday celebration in Carrboro. Deborah is a self-taught creator of delightful pieces of whimsy and artful design. Each unique piece displays her gifts of combining color and texture with sculptural execution resulting in truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

During our March event, Deborah will be demonstrating the very technical art of caning polymer clay – which results in stunning millefiori (million flowers) designs.

Come and meet Deborah, learn more about her passion and techniques . . . and share refreshments with us.

Alexa Rose – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Mar 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Blue Ridge-based singer Alexa Rose has the rare ability to find strikingly original melodies that nevertheless sound like they must have existed for a long time, stored away maybe in the ether of creativity, self-evident and awaiting discovery. Moving deftly between complex dexterity and heart-tugging familiarity, Rose evokes the bright vocal experimentalism of Joni Mitchell and Joanna Newsom while maintaining the brassy attitude and simple refrains that run straight through American roots music from mountain ballads to rock-n-roll.

*Part of every tab at the Bullpen goes to help Music Maker Relief Foundation sustain American roots music by directly supporting the artists who make it.*

Mar
16
Fri
Abe Reid // Harvey Dalton Arnold – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Mar 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Abe Reid and Harvey Dalton Arnold are two of North Carolina’s truest blues practitioners. Abe learned at the feet of the Piedmont blues greats, and is the former winner of the International Blues Competition. Harvey played bass with the iconic southern rock band The Outlaws, and is known for his lefty slide blues style. They’re coming together for a night of raw and rocking blues, boogie, and southern rock n roll.

 

Mar
23
Fri
Chuck Cotton, Tad Walters & T.A. James – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Mar 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Chuck Cotton (drums), Tad Walters (guitar, harmonica), and T.A. James (bass) join together for a night of blues and beers!

$1 of every draft pint sold goes to benefit the Music Maker Relief Foundation and their mission to support American roots musicians.

Mar
24
Sat
Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Mar 24 @ 8:30 pm

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen is an unstoppable force in the blues, channeling all the pathos and style of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, and Etta James with her own sharp sense of humor, dramatic flair, and real-world outlook. To see Pat perform is to experience the power of the blues to talk back to trouble, celebrate life, and keep it moving no matter what, all while throwing the most fabulous party.

Apr
13
Fri
Southern Women’s Show @ NC State Fairgrounds
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day

The Southern Women’s Show is celebrating 33 years in the Triangle! This year’s show will be held April 13-15 at the NC State Fairgrounds with celebrity guests, fashion shows, shopping, workshops, food and more.

Tuxedo Cat Ball @ North Ridge Country Club
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 12:30 am

Join us for the 14th Annual Tuxedo Cat Ball, a night of delicious food, dancing and spirited bidding on live and silent auction items, all to benefit nonprofit cat shelter, SAFE Haven for Cats!

The Ball is especially important this year, as SAFE Haven for Cats is committed to adopting another 800 cats and kittens, rescuing cats from animal hoarders, sterilizing over 2,500 needy animals in our low-cost spay/neuter clinic and providing over 11 tons of pet food to families in our community.