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Summer is here: the season of school breaks, beach weather and relaxation. It’s the season of indulgence and self-care, and one of the best ways you can treat yourself is by experiencing the best food that Charlotte has to offer. Here are four unique dishes at Bonterra that can satisfy your palate and keep you coming back for more.
Bonterra Dining and Wine Room features a rarity in modern dining: an actual wood-fired oven that brings a hint of traditionalism and nostalgia to your meal. Try out the restaurant’s delectably-prepared steaks, from dry-aged New York strips and ribeyes to filet mignon. Roasted fingerling potatoes and embered asparagus often accompany the steaks, though the menu is ever-changing to bring you the freshest fare around.
Fresh, local seafood
As most North Carolinians know, our state has a wealth of seafood options. Bonterra honors this local tradition by bringing in fish from the NC coast through Charlotte Fish Company. The menu is adapted to the freshest catches, including lobster tails and the famed North Carolina grouper. Executive Chef Blake Hartwick is passionate about using ingredients from nearby areas, so he continually updates his menu with the best vegetable pairings, local honey, and even grits from regional mills.
House-made pimento cheese and spreads
Pimento cheese is a staple of NC dining, and Bonterra makes its own delicious spread in-house. Pair an after-work wine with your choice of the restaurant’s specially-made spreads, including salmon and cream cheese, Bonterra hummus, and braised leek with Parmesan. Gluten-free crackers are available as well to suit the needs of guests.
Cheese boards and charcuterie plates
There is nothing better than indulging in a decadent cheese or charcuterie plate with a deep glass of wine in front of you during the summer. The perfect dish to share with family and friends as you discuss your summer plans, these dishes come with house-made bread-and-butter pickles and crunchy crustinis. Cheeses at Bonterra include Humboldt Fog, Brie, Manchego, Clemson Bleu and more. Plus, the charcuterie plates boast Lusty Monk mustard to pair with Benton’s Country Ham, Tartufo salami, and pâté maison.
Bonterra welcomes all guests who want to spend an evening partaking of beautiful, deliciously prepared food reflecting an ever-changing menu that honors and elevates local traditions. Stop by to try out one of the wine room’s more than 200 wines by the glass, and stay for the succulent dishes you’ll get exclusively at Bonterra.
For more information about Bonterra Dining and Wine Room, visit their website here.