With every media outlet O.D.ing on everything Obama, we thought it would be prudent to highlight things going on in the world that have nothing to do with the new prez. That said here's a little food news from our resident culinary critic Tricia Childress:
An independent group of restaurants will offer a prix-fixe sampler Three for $30 from Saturday, January 24 through Friday, January 30. Wine, tax, and gratuity are not included. These restaurants include Ratcliffe on the Green, 435 South Tryon Street, 704-358-9898; Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar, 4521 Sharon Road, 704-442-9525; Global Restaurant Bar and Lounge, 3520 Toringdon Way, 704-248-0866; Pewter Rose Bistro, 1820 South Boulevard, 704-332-8149; and Lulu, 1911 Central Avenue, 704-376-2242. The eateries are also hosting a contest with $100 gift certificates from each restaurant (no purchase necessary to win).
The Valentines menu at Sir Edmond Halleys, 4151-A Park Road, includes New York Strip au Poivre with pommes frites; Long Stem Artichoke Paella; Roasted Lemon Grouper with pesto potatoes; Roasted Herb Encrusted Pork Tenderloin with lobster bread pudding; Avocado and Goat Cheese Ravioli; and homemade dark chocolate truffles with a frozen Grand Marnier soufflé. $25.00 per person. halleyspub.com.