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Bu•ku Wine Dinner with Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars @ Buku Wake Forest
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm

Join Buku Wake Forest and Wine & Beer 101-Wake Forest as they welcome Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars, who will be highlighting five wines to complement the work of bu•ku executive chef, Andrew Smith. This exquisite five course dining experience will take place Thursday, September 20th at 6:30pm. To reserve your seat to this can’t miss event, call bu•ku Wake Forest at (919) 435-1595.

La Farm Bakery’s Lavender Inspired Wine Dinner with Queen of Wines @ La Farm Bakery
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join La Farm Bakery and Queen of Wines for a four course menu highlighting lavender infused seasonal ingredients on September 20th from 7-9pm. Each course will be paired with French wines from the Rhone Valley wine region in France to complement dishes prepared by Chef Sean Monson. Reservations can be made by calling the bakery at (919) 657-0657.

Component Wine Dinner with Michael Kennedy @ Bin 54 Steak & Cellar
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm

We are thrilled to announce that this October we will be partnering up with Component Wine Company for our second 5 course food & wine journey of 2018. Founded in 2016 by Michael Kennedy, Component is a new-generation winery breaking down the walls of hundreds years of wine blending tradition by offering wine lovers a better understanding of the wines they love. Featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Food & Wine, and Entrepreneur, we are honored to bring Component’s incredible wines & founder to the Triangle.

All Component wines are made of a single varietal in Napa Valley, California and Bordeaux, France. Founder Michael Kennedy, who made Forbes Magazine‘s“30 under 30” for 2017, will personally lead us through his selections. For this dinner Michael will focus on his Napa wines: Semillon, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. To accompany each Component selection, Executive Chef Kevin Draper will curate a symphony of Bin 54 flavors to match.

Come join us for this unique dining experience and enjoy the Autumn weather with us at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 3rd in the elegant Bin 54 Solarium. Seats are limited, so be sure to reserve by phone at (919) 969-1155. $125 plus tax & gratuity.
First Course
Braised Rabbit Croquettes, petit salad with mint and peach vinaigrette
les Cordeliers, “Exclusive,” Brut, Sparkling Cabernet Franc, Cremant de Bordeaux nv

Second Course
Crab Imperial on Toast
Component Wines Semillon, Napa Valley, CA 2016

Third Course
B.L.T., bacon, lentils, trout
Component Wines Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, CA 2014

Fourth Course
Blueberry Short Ribs, horseradish grits, crispy shallots
Component Wines Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016

Fifth Course
Spice Rubbed Hanger Steak, roasted butternut squash, mushroom ragu, black garlic bordelaise
Component Wines Petit Verdot, Napa Valley, CA 2014

Chocolate Pot de Crème

Buku Beer Dinner with Wicked Weed Brewing @ Buku Wake Forest
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm

Join Buku Wake Forest on October 9th at 6:30pm as they put on a 5 course dinner complete with beer pairings from Wicked Weed Brewing, situated in Asheville, NC. Chef Andrew has planned an unforgettable menu, featuring lamb tartare, pork belly, and hoison glazed duck. Tickets are $65 plus tax and gratuity, available at: https://www.exploretock.com/bukuwakeforest/experience/32642/wicked-weed-beer-dinner?date=2018-10-09&size=2&time=19%3A00.

Global Vegan Dinner Adventure at Buku Raleigh @ buku
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience a delectable six course vegan menu by Buku Raleigh at 7pm on October 17th. Dishes will explore a variety of cultures and utilize seasonal produce, each with their own Buku twist. Tickets are available for $49.99 at https://www.trifoodies.com/event/global-vegan-dinner-adventure/. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Wine & Brine @ City Kitchen
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The sun may be setting on Summer, but we aren’t ready to let the sizzle of party weather cool down at City Kitchen! Join us on Thursday, October 18th for our first in a series of monthly shindigs on our newly renovated CK Garden Patio.

Our kick-off event, Wine & Brine, will feature a fresh & briny seafood bar with a selection of oysters on the half shell, littleneck clams, shrimp, mussels, & grilled octopus salad from 6:15-7:00pm. Then from 7:15-7:45 we’ll be rolling out a low country boil with shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes and andouille sausage plus grilled corn salsa, german potato salad, & iceberg with buttermilk blue cheese dressing. Signature accompaniments will include dill-cucumber mignonette, shallot-black pepper red wine vinegar mignonette, bloody mary fresh horseradish sauce!

Giorgios Group Wine Director, Michael Maller, has also curated some choice selections to accompany the seafood, and will provide a complimentary tasting of wines that will pair well with the brine! Wines will include a Muscadet, the most classic wine for oysters from France’s Atlantic coast, an Albariño from North Carolina’s Outerbanks, a crisp rosé because rosé is not just for summer anymore, and a couple of other treats. Come try some classic shellfish pairings as well as something outside of the box.

Al fresco dining? Check! Fresh fruits de mer? Check! Wine pairings? Check! Live music? Check! We’re checking all the boxes here, now all we need is you and your crew! Tickets are $25 per guest and include raw bar, low country boil & accompaniments, plus a wine tasting! 5oz or 9oz glasses or bottles of wine based off of the tasting can be purchased for an additional cost! Reservations are required for this limited availability event and must be held with a credit card on file in our secure vault, call the restaurant at (919) 928-8200 to save your seats!

Beaujolais Nouveau Harvest Party @ City Kitchen
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé…or at least it will soon! Come join City Kitchen for THE wine event of the season, celebrating the harvest and immediate indulgence of the young wines of the Beaujolais region in France. While originating in Beaujeu with Les Santarmelles festival, the third Thursday in November has become an international party where friends, families, and even entire communities come together to relax and revel in a delicious wine that is meant to be guzzled and shared rather than sipped & savored!

On Thursday, November 15th we’ll be shmoozin’, boozin’, & grillin’ out in the perennial CK Garden Patio! Enjoy tastes of 5 authentic Beaujolais made by farmers, not factories, curated by Giorgios Group Wine Director, Michael Maller. Executive Chef, Jessie Flores, will be manning the grill to sizzle up some artisanal sausages + accoutrement AND a rustic buffet spread for you to nosh on (see full menu details below). Did we mention there’s live music?! Oh yea, we’ll be setting the mood with some incredible jazz saxophone & guitar courtesy of Sam King!

Tickets are $25 per guest and include artisanal sausages & buffet, plus a wine tasting of 5 unique Beaujolais Nouveau selections! As we said this is an evening to let loose & indulge so we’ll have glasses & bottles of Beaujolais wine available for an additional cost! Reservations are required for this limited availability event and must be held with a credit card on file in our secure vault, call the restaurant at (919) 928-8200 to save your seats!

The Menu:
From the Grill
Chicken sausage • Lamb sausage • Duck sausage • Pork sausage

Buffet Table
Rustic breads & baguettes

Red Cabbage Sauerkraut • Mustards • Cornichons • Smoked Onion Chutney

Lentil salad • Roasted beets • Pear & frisee salad • Fingerling potato salad • Marinated roasted vegetables