After Hours

Next event will be June 21st featuring wines from J Vineyards.

You’re invited to a culinary experience…


Once each month  Chef Carla and her team offer a unique five course dinner.  Each course…from salad to dessert… is carefully planned and paired with a selection of wines from a variety of wine vendors.  It’s an after hours event featuring items not offered on our typical menu but comparable to the cuisine of fine restaurants in the vast Charlotte metropolitan area.

This month we’ve added a little twist.  Rather than featuring five wines we will be pairing each course with an exciting cider from Blake’s Hard Cider.

Guests are served each course with a description of the entree.  Representatives from vineyards and distributors join us to share background of each wine and why it was paired with the entree.  Guests are also given an opportunity to order bottles of each wine at prices well below retail rates.

Scroll down for the date of the next event, menu, and reservation form .  We’ll also tell you a little bit about the winery to be featured in that event and how those wines will be paired with our five courses.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event on
Thursday, July 26th.

Blake’s Hard Cider Dinner
$45.00 per guest

(Menu and reservation form below)



Our first pear hard cider, Grizzly melds soft notes of pear & prickly pear cactus balanced with a sharp apple finish with a hint of elderflower. No bears were harmed in the making of this product.


Ginger Tuna Poke over Blistered Sesame Ginger Shishito Peppers



Blake’s Flannel Mouth is made with a wide array of late season table and dessert apples. This succulent combination gives it a sweet flavor than finishes incredibly smoothly.


Filet Mignon Cone with Rosemary Horseradish Pickle Tomato and Onion with Fresh Queso Fresco




Deep-red in color and bursting with ripe flavor, Wild Nova is made from hand-pressed late harvest Nova raspberries, grown here on Blake Farms. The two month long ferment, in contact with the berries, gives the cider the full expression of that fresh picked taste.


Blueberry Mint and Cucumber Salad topped with Spicy grilled Blackened Shrimp



Blake’s Beard Bender is a 100% natural hard cider. It’s funny – when nothing’s added, you taste the true characteristics of the apple. Not for the faint of heart, Beard Bender packs a punch not expected from hard cider. Derived from a variety of Bittersweet and Bittersharp apples. Beard Bender is tart, crisp and amazingly drinkable.


Pulled pork Banh Mi in an Applewood Smoked Bacon Cup



Let this pineapple paradise in a can take you on a tropical ride. With hints of sage, this balanced semi-sweet hard cider is impactful in more ways than just quenching your thirst. At Blake’s Hard Cider, we seek equality, love, inclusion, and communal support.


Grasshopper Bars- Organic Avocado, Mint, Coconut and Brut Cocoa

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