The only thing fresher than these local ingredients would be plucking them out of the ground yourself! Heirloom was born from a passion for farm-to-table cuisine and establishing sincere, long lasting relationships with farmers and producers from NC. Every single item, from your appetizer to your drink, is made up of a myriad of parts all grown, raised, or assembled in NC, and it is also presented according to the seasons, so each experience at Heirloom will be as unique as it is crisp! Chef Barlowe is completely dedicated to offering something new and traveling high and low in search of foraged local ingredients that aren't available to most other restaurants. If radishes au Paris, flamiche torte with cucumber and squash blossoms, butternut squash soup, NC tilefish, Hazelnut Crunch Cake and Strawberry Citrus Cake are your thing of things, this is the place for you. Not to mention the drink selection... Ready for the MoMA. The portions and style are best described as "American meets tapas", with globally inspired melees and a minimum of 3 courses per person, guaranteeing to leave a literally and figuratively colorful culinary impression. Heirloom is a little out of the way of Charlotte, but more than worth the drive, and is perfect if you're feeling adventurous, indulgent or a little of both. Also, if you're looking to impress a special someone Heirloom is the way to go.