For twenty years, we have lived and traveled the world. We are often surprised and inspired by the food we have eaten along the way. From the first apple tarts in France, the Pecorino cheese in Tuscany, Weiss Wurst in Germany, Espada (scabbard fish) on the island of Madeira, to Hong Kong, Thailand and China, we have learned new flavors and techniques to add to the outstanding food of the American South. — At Plates, we hope that you will enjoy some of our favorite international dishes combined with our regional southern flavors. Join us on a new culinary journey that is globally inspired and locally produced.
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From time to time, we like to shake things up at Plates and do something completely out of the ordinary. Here you will find opportunities to join us for beer dinners, wine tastings and special holiday menus.
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Join us on Sunday, March 5th for a very special five-course Argentine Wine Dinner, featuring guest presenter David Koebley of Winesellers Ltd.
Mr. Koebley will provide background and insight into one of the most fascinating wine producing countries on Earth as Chef Chris Santucci and Bar Manager Justin Gallus present a prix fixe menu of five classic Argentine dishes, each paired with the perfect Argentine wine. The menu:
Guiso de Lentejas (Stew of green lentils, onion, garlic, tomato, cumin, oregano)
Pairing: Pinot Grigio, Santa Julia 'Sustainable' 2016
Ensalada de Palmito (Salad of heart of palm, avocado, tomato, scallion, cilantro, lime, olive oil)
Pairing: Blanc de Blancs, Santa Julia 'Organic' N/V
Empanadas Mendocinas (Stuffed pastry of beef, hard boiled egg, green olive, raisin, cumin, crushed red pepper, sweet paprika)
Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Familia Zuccardi 'Q' 2013
Cordero al Adobo (Bacon wrapped lamb loins, porcini mushroom adobo marinade, roasted root vegetables)
Pairing: Malbec, Familia Zuccardi ‘Concreto’ 2015
Chocotorta (Milk soaked chocolate cookies layered with dulce de leche cream cheese, chocolate ganache topping)
Pairing: Port-Style Malbec, Familia Zuccardi ‘Malamado’ 2014
This event is $75 per person (tax and gratuity included) and is RSVP only. Cocktail hour at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30.
Seating is limited! To make your reservations, give us a call at (919) 828-0018.
Please join us on Tuesday, February 14 as we celebrate St. Valentine with a delicious four course prix-fixe menu option from the creative mind of Executive Chef Chris Santucci. The offerings:
First (choice of one)
Crab and Shrimp Raviolo
Maitake mushroom aioli, cucumber, egg yolk
Farm Greens Salad
Farmers’ Collective mixed greens, Shiitake mushroom, shallot, sesame bacon, black garlic truffle vinaigrette
Third (choice of one)
‘Foie Gratin’ potatoes, brandy-glazed baby carrots
Lobster, clams, monkfish, red snapper, potato, fennel, Pernod
Fourth (choice of one)
Dessert Sampler for Two
Chocolate-covered strawberries; Brownie with chocolate malt ice cream, ganache and cherry compote; White chocolate truffles with Champagne reduction
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Moist and sweet date cake, sticky toffee sauce, whipped cream
Lemon Lovers' Trifle
Layers of lemon pound cake, lemon curd meringue and whipped cream
(Delicious vegetarian and vegan friendly substitutions will also be available. Please inquire for more details.)
Dinner served 5:30 - 9:30 pm. $59 per person (not including tax and gratuity). An optional premium wine flight featuring four pairings by Bar Manager Justin Gallus will also be offered for $19.
Regular dinner menu also available!
RSVP is strongly suggested for this event! To reserve your spot, please click here or give us a call at (919) 828-0018.
Please join us Monday, January 23 through Sunday, January 29 for Triangle Restaurant Week! Chef Chris Santucci presents a special $30 three-course prix fixe option (alongside our regular menu) all week long. Here's what we have planned:
First Course (choice of one)
Warm Mushroom Bruschetta (v) (Goats’ cheese, chives)
Mussels (Belgian beer, herb butter, focaccia croutons, crème fraiche)
Smoked Cheddar, Broccoli and Potato Soup (v/g) (Crème fraiche, chives)
Second Course (choice of one)
Pork Pernil (g) (Puerto Rican roast pork shoulder, sofrito kidney beans with rice and peas)
Short Ribs (g) (Shiitake and Portobello mushrooms, Grana Padano risotto, arugula)
Seasonal Catch of the Day (g) (Green curry and coconut milk, green beans, shallots, cold jasmine rice)
Vegetarian Dish of the Day (v/g) (Chef's choice, details upon request)
Third Course (choice of one)
Pina Colada Cheesecake (g) (Rum ice cream, candied Marasca cherry)
Fudge and Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Cake (Fudge brownie layered with chocolate malt ice cream, chocolate ganache drizzle, chocolate shavings, chocolate soil)
Lemon Lover's Trifle (Layers of lemon pound cake, lemon curd meringue and whipped cream, candied lemon peel)
Beat the rush and make your reservations early! To get your preferred seat, visit the Reservations section of this page, or call us at (919) 828-0018.
Join us Saturday, December 31st for our fourth annual New Year's Eve 5-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner!
Chef Chris Santucci and Bar Manager Justin Gallus are excited to present a creative array of delicious options to help you close 2016 in style. (Full menu available here)
The event is $69 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Optional Wine Pairing Flight, $19. All guests enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles.
Seatings are at 6:30 and 9:30 pm.
This event is RSVP only! To reserve your spot, please call us at (919) 828-0018.
Don't feel like cooking on Christmas? Come celebrate at our place!
We will be serving an enhanced Christmas Dinner on both Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25 from 12:00 until 7:00 pm, featuring traditional favorites (Roast Goose, Prime Rib, Christmas Pudding) as well as some of the international flair you've come to expect from us (Pork Ossobuco, Pumpkin Halušky, Gravlax & Caviar). Full menu available here.
This event is RSVP only, and seating is limited!
To secure your reservation, please call us at (919) 828-0018.