Experience a fine dining experience with all proceeds contributing to charity.
If you enjoy food, wine, and giving back to charity, then you’re in for a treat this week! Running from April 14th-18th is Charlotte’s Food + Wine Week in partnership with Truist. Gain knowledge about fine dining from some of Charlotte’s top wine experts and chefs while also giving back to some great charitable events. Founded in 1989, Charlotte Food + Wine started off as a weekend event taking place bi-annually but is now a year-round series of events taking place every April. While some of the events are sold out, like their Rosé Brunch on Sunday and their Wine Tasting Event at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, there’s still a couple of events you can attend.
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Tickets are still available for their Thursday Vintner Dinner at Fin & Fino ft. Davidson Wine Co. Each course is paired with an expertly chosen wine. From the first course which is an Herb-Crusted Salmon Crostini with Smoked Tomato and Radish paired with The Blakely – Viognier wine, to dessert which is Almond Truffles, Vanilla Pizzelle and Meringue Shards paired with an Almond Sparkling. Tickets are priced at $150 dollars plus tax and dinner will start at 6:45.
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On the same day, Thursday the 15th, there’s a different event taking place at Saku Restaurant. A five-course meal featuring amazing sake pairings. Tickets are $195 and will feature some of the finest sakes from multiple breweries. Sample chef-chosen fresh fish, or Otsukuri, paired with Kubota Manju Junmai Daiginjo sake from Niigata, Japan.
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Some of their charitable partners are GenOne which helps high-performing but disadvantaged youth navigate college, Mitchell’s Fund, which works to improve the mental health of children who have experienced trauma, and The Learning Collaborative, which provides a tuition-free early educational intervention for 72 low-income preschool children.
Tickets are almost sold out so if you’re interested in attending the festivities this week, check out their website.
[featured image by Poprock courtesy of Charlotte Wine and Food]