Four Gaston County restaurants will participate during the Winter 2022 Edition of Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week.
Restaurant Week takes place from Friday, Jan. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 30.
The four Gaston County restaurants participating are: The Bottle Tree, Heirloom, Estia's Kouzina, and Old Stone Steakhouse, all in Belmont.
More than 60 restaurants will participate this year, giving customers the chance to enjoy three-course meals from mid-to-high-end restaurants for a fixed price of $30, $35, $40, or $45 per person, depending on the restaurant. Tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations are recommended.
Here is a look at what someone can expect at the four Belmont restaurants participating;
The Bottle Tree
The Bottle Tree, located at 102 Davis St., offers its customers what it calls "Global Fusion Cuisine."
"This is a place where you can come and have a business dinner, meet up with a friend or have a date," said general manager Taylor Daniel.
Reservations for The Bottle Tree can be made at https://www.thebottletreenc.com/ or by calling 704-829-8131.
Cost: $45 per person
Appetizers (choose one): Tuna Temaki Roll – sushi-grade tuna, cucumbers, sunflower sprouts, fried sweet potato; Carolina Rockafeller - NC oysters, collards, Gruyere, country ham, potlikker; Beet Carpaccio - pumpkin seed, red onion, goat cheese crema; Orchard Salad - King Lash apples, togarashi, pecan, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, white Cheddar, persimmon vinaigrette
Entrée (choice of one): Pork Schnitzel - ham dashi, noodles, collards, tomatoes, shell peas, hen-of-the-woods mushroom; Korean Fried Chicken - gochujang sorghum glaze, creamed collards; Short Rib Dan Dan – 5-spice braised short ribs, pappardelle, Szechuan sauce; Smoked Duck Breast - roasted roots, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sorghum glaze; Cha Ca Catch of the Day – pan-fried fish, dill, green onions, boniato sweet potato mash; Pumpkin Dumplings - Tom Kha coconut sauce, wild mushroom, local greens
Dessert (choice of one): Bananas Foster Bread Pudding or Kentucky Butter Cake
Estia's Kouzina, located at 609 N. Main St., has served authentic Greek food since 2018. It is owned by former Cosmos Café owner Gus Georoulias and has been named among the 2019 "Best Restaurants" by Charlotte Magazine.
Reservations for Estia's Kouzina can be made at https://www.estiaskouzina.com/ or by calling 704-825-7005.
Cost: $35 per person
Appetizer (Choose one): Saganaki – pan-seared kefalotyri cheese, oregano, olive oil, lemon juice; Choice of One Spread (Tzatziki, Hummus, or Spicy Feta) - with house pita; Greek rries – hand-cut fries, wild Greek oregano, feta cheese; house salad
Entrée: Village Lamb Fettuccine - house-made, slow-braised leg of lamb served over fettuccine pasta with tomato, Kalamata olives, onion, & garlic cream sauce (vegetarian option available); Mediterranean-Style Pork Cutlet - two grilled center-cut pork tenderloin medallions served over rice pilaf and topped with asparagus, tomato and artichoke hearts with a feta cream sauce; Estia’s Classic Salmon – pan-seared salmon filet served over authentic Greek lentils and topped with olive tapenade and lemon vinaigrette; 6 oz. Petite Filet ($10 supplement) - cut in house and marinated in signature lemon vinaigrette, served with lemon potatoes and sautéed broccoli
Dessert (choose one): Baklava, crème brulé, baklava sundae
The Heirloom Restaurant is located at 33 Glenway St. The restaurant includes locally grown produce in its offerings that are "locally sourced and globally inspired."
Reservations for Heirloom Restaurant can be made at heirloomrestaurantnc.com or by calling 704-829-8232.
Cost: $45 per person
Appetizer (Choose one): French Onion Soup - local beef broth, crusty rosemary bread, broiled cheese; Mushroom Toast - Piedmont Farms Einkorn sourdough, local mushrooms, whipped ricotta, greens; Kale Caesar Salad - Piedmont Farms greens, aged Parmesan, house Caesar dressing, garlic breadcrumbs
Entrée (choose one): Chicken Schnitzel - rye spätzle, roasted root vegetables, piccata sauce; Porchetta (Pork) - heritage bean cassoulet, fennel and citrus sunchokes, gremolata; WinterGreen Risotto - charred greens, local mushrooms, aged hard cheese
Dessert (choose one): Chocolate Torte - chocolate ganache, coffee diplomat cream, nut brittle, coffee syrup; Cornmeal Thyme Cake - herb Anglaise, red wine poached fruit, red wine reduction, and popcorn
Old Stone Steakhouse
The Old Stone Steakhouse, located at 23 S. Main St., has been owned by the Matinata family since March 2007.
"We love being a regular spot for the community," said owner, Matt Matinata.
Reservations can be made at https://www.opentable.com/old-stone-steakhouse or by calling 704-825-9995. Reservations are highly recommended but not required.
Cost: $40 per person
First course (Choose one): Shrimp Cocktail (GF) - jumbo chilled shrimp served with spicy cocktail sauce; Goat Cheese and Apple Chutney (V) - toasted goat cheese with apple chutney served with toasted pita points; Crispy Pork Belly (GF) - served on a bed of collards and topped with sweet jalapeño jam
Second course (choose one): Classic Bleu Cheese Wedge - topped with crispy bacon, red onions, grape tomatoes, and bleu cheese dressing and crumbles, drizzled with a balsamic reduction; Tossed Caesar - chopped Romaine hearts tossed with shaved Parmesan, homemade croutons, Kalamata olives, and our house-made Caesar dressing; Old Stone Wedge - topped with crispy potato sticks, dried cranberries, shredded carrots, grape tomatoes, served with sherry vinaigrette; Soup of the Day - Chef’s choice
Third course: Served with your choice of steakhouse fries, steamed broccoli, or baked potato
Slow-Roasted Prime Rib – 8 oz., traditional rosemary and garlic rub, slow-roasted all day and hand-carved to order; served with hot au jus and crispy onion straws; Goat Cheese-Encrusted Sirloin – 8 oz. center-cut sirloin char-grilled with a melted blend of goat cheese, horseradish, breadcrumbs and fresh herbs; Char-Grilled Atlantic Salmon (GF) – 8 oz. salmon filet, topped with fire-roasted corn and asparagus medley and drizzled with lemon beurre blanc; Apple Chutney Bone-In Pork Chop (GF) – 10 oz. bone-in pork chop with apple chutney and finished with lemon beurre blanc sauce; Jailhouse Chicken (GF) – 8 oz. chicken breast topped with our pimento cheese, applewood smoked bacon and drizzled with sweet jalapeño jam; Roasted Vegetable Fettuccini (V) - asparagus, red peppers, tomato, broccoli, yellow squash, pesto, Parmesan cheese, scallions, Asiago crème (served without a side item)
For more information on restaurants participating, you may visit https://charlotterestaurantweek.iheart.com
Beatriz Guerrero can be reached at 704-869-1828 or on Twitter@BeatrizGue_
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