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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301 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100, Raleigh, NC
We're Your Neighborhood Kitchen
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.
Join us at Plates Kitchen as we celebrate the International Bluegrass Music Association's 'World of Bluegrass' week with two special music events!
Tuesday, September 27: The Lang Sisters, 6:30pm
The Lang Sisters are based in the Raleigh, NC area. The young duet has immersed themselves in Appalachian, bluegrass and folk music. Well known throughout the thriving Triangle & Piedmont music scene, they enjoy sharing their passion for this music with audiences of all ages. Jessica, age 14 is a multi-instrumentalist and Chloe, age 18 is a strong rhythm player and vocalist for the duet.
Saturday, October 1: Old State Travelers, 12:30pm
Old State Travelers are a four- piece band based out of The Triangle area of North Carolina. The band combines a soulful blend of folk, country, blues, bluegrass and gospel. Each member of Old State Travelers has a unique background and musical outlook. The band is currently writing songs and preparing to record their first album.
We will be featuring special menu options all week long, as well as extended brunch hours on Saturday (open until 4:00pm).
To make your reservations, please call us at (919) 828-0018.
Please join us Sunday, September 18th at 6:30 pm for our inaugural Spirits of the World Pairing Dinner! We will be featuring five delicious courses with five premium liquors from around the globe, expertly paired by bar manager Justin Gallus and executive chef Chris Santucci. Dinner will include presentations from each spirit's brand representative, shedding insight into their unique production methods. The menu:
Salad of duck confit, Raleigh City Farm greens, bleu cheese, pine nuts, juniper vinaigrette
Pairing: Plymouth Gin, England
Ceviche of tuna, aji chili pepper, yam, corn nuts, lime juice
Pairing: Campo de Encanto Pisco, Peru
Lollipop lamb chop, fried plantain, cardamom, cherry gastrique
Pairing: Starr Rum, Mauritius
Applewood smoked pork belly, green tea rice, horseradish and edamame puree, pickled apple
Pairing: Hakushu 12 Yr. Whisky, Japan
Bananas Foster cheesecake: vanilla wafer crust, roasted banana cheesecake filling, banana whipped cream, caramelized bananas, rum caramel sauce, vanilla wafer crumble
Pairing: Ricard Pastis, France
Cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30.
The event is $75 per person, tax and gratuity included.
Seating is limited! To reserve your spot, call us at (919) 828-0018.
Join us Monday, August 15 through Sunday, August 21 for Raleigh's Downtown Restaurant Week! We will be doing a special three-course prix fixe for $30 alongside our regular menu all week long. Here's what we have planned:
First Course (choice of one)
Caribbean Beef Cheeks (Jerk seasoning, fried plantain ‘cups’)
Fig & Chèvre Salad (Local figs, chèvre, Raleigh City Farm greens, pistachio, citrus vinaigrette)
Prosciutto & Pear Salad (Johnston County prosciutto style ham, local pears and apples, Raleigh City Farm greens, smoked gouda, roasted garlic vinaigrette)
Second Course (choice of one)
Short Ribs (Horseradish mashed potato, garlic and ginger green beans, cashews, scallion sesame butter)
Seasonal Catch of the Day (Local mushroom maque choux, tasso crumble, smoked tomato vinaigrette)
Ratatouille ‘Panzanella’ (Eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, onion, quinoa, Grana Padano, focaccia croutons, pesto)
Third Course (choice of one)
Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake (Layers of chocolate French buttercream, 65% dark chocolate ganache and chocolate buttermilk cake, red wine ice cream)
Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Toasted coconut, coconut sorbet, salted caramel sauce)
Maple Pecan Brulée (Maple pecan custard, bruléed sugar, candied bacon, bourbon brittle)
For this week only, we will be opening 30 minutes early at 5:00pm. Seating will be limited, especially on the weekend, so make your reservations today by calling us at (919) 828-0018.
On June 25th, 1978 Gilbert Baker showcased the original rainbow flag at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. On this day in 2016, celebrate the anniversary of the flag with your friends at Plates Kitchen.
Enjoy extended brunch options indoors or on our patio with fantastic drink specials and live music from the Stephanie Merinoff Duo from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to the LGBT Center of Orlando to assist the victims of the Pulse tragedy and their families, as well as the LGBT Community of Florida.
RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED by calling 919-828-0018.
More about the Stephanie Merinoff Duo:
With a style rooted in blues, vocalist and guitarist Stephanie Merinoff transforms standards into enigmatic performances of folk-inspired classics. Guitarist Seth Rosenbloom makes up the other half of the Stephanie Merinoff Duo, adding his melodic blues and jazz phrases to the mix.