"Start your weekend on a Thursday night at buku raleigh. They'll be pairing a five course meal with six award winning wines from the 2018 NC Fine Wines Competition. And you can meet the winemakers/owners from the the vineyards who will be there to talk about their own personal wine journeys.
These wines were judged to be of exceptional quality by Advanced Sommeliers from the Court of Master Sommeliers. All the wines are 100% grown and made into wine in North Carolina, so you can't get more local than that. Yet they can challenge European varietals in their quality and flavor. Come taste why North Carolina was the #1 wine producer in the USA before Prohibition, and we're coming back!
-pink peppercorn-compressed apples, persimmon,
pickled scallion, orange blossom honey, micro-herbs
• Raffaldini Vermentino Superiore 2016
-Cheerwine-poached sour cherry, toasted nutmeg pecan butter,
herbed Krispy Kreme croutons, charred onion
• Midnight Magdalena Merlot
• Laurel Gray Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Larry's Beans Braised Pork Cheeks
-smoked sweet potato purée, massaged collards,
espresso blackberry jam, fried boiled peanuts
• Jones von Drehle 'Reserve' Petit Verdot 2012
Sorghum-glazed Lamb Belly
-crispy Goat Lady Chèvre grit cake, mushroom confit,
pepper-pickled pumpkin, Videri chocolate-cola gastrique
• Sanctuary 'Double Barrel' Tannat/Petit Verdot 2015
Fall for You
-pumpkin cake, bourbon pecans, tart cranberry sauce, pumpkin whip, cookie butter ice cream
• Surry Cellars Iced Petit Manseng 2013"