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
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Free parking is available in the pay lot behind our building (enter on Lane Street). Bring your space number and license plate number to our host and we will validate you.
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 Sunday, October 1 at 6:30pm for our fourth edition of Hops vs. Grapes!
Five courses, each paired with one wine and one beer, expertly chosen by Bar Manager Justin Gallus (wine) and Certified Cicerone David Wrenn (beer). Pairings will be revealed on the night of the event.
Votes will be collected via secret ballot after each course to determine which pairing best complemented its dish. A supreme champion will be crowned at the end of the evening, and there will be much rejoicing.
As a twist this time around, we have tilted the menu heavily in Beer's favor. Wine is most definitely looking forward to the challenge!
Sweet Love Beer Nut Salad
sweet and sour candied boiled peanuts, sweet potatoes, beer cured pork belly, baby spinach, maple vinaigrette
Cabbage and Mushroom Fritters
malted barley mustard dipping sauce
"Beer Should Win"
beer battered and fried NC catfish, gaufrettes de courgettes [zucchini waffle fries], saffron tartar sauce
Pasta a la Plates
pappardelle pasta, imperial stout braised beef cheeks, apple cider mustard greens, gravy
Baked Stuffed Apples
NC apples, brown sugar pecan stuffing, chili cheddar pecan crispies, ginger ice cream
Votes will be collected via secret ballot at the completion of each course to determine which pairing best complemented its dish. A supreme champion will be crowned at the end of the evening, and there will be much rejoicing.
Cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30.
The event is $79 per person, tax and gratuity included.
Seats are still available! To reserve your spot, please call us at (919) 828-0018.
Join us on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 as we showcase the Coravin wine system with a special promotion. For these two days only, a three-glass flight of high-end wines is only $19! Tableside demonstration and wine education will be provided by ambassadors Eamonn O'Mahoney of Epiphany Wines (Friday) and Sammy Greenway of The Country Vintner (Saturday). The lineup of featured wines (choose three):
SANCERRE, Patient Cottat 'Anciennes Vignes', France (2014)
CHARDONNAY, Kesner Wines, Russian River Valley (2013)
RIOJA, Bodegas Riojanas 'Viña Albina Gran Reserva', Spain (2007)
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Jax Vineyards, Napa Valley (2013)
VIN SANTO, Fattoria del Cerro 'Sangallo', Montepulciano, Italy (2012)
BORDEAUX BLANC, Château Carbonnieux, Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves (2012)
CHABLIS, Lamblin & Fils, 1er Cru Fourchaumes (2013)
RIOJA, Vina Ardanza ‘Reserva’ (2007)
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Hendry, Napa Valley (2012)
SAUTERNES, La Fleur D’Or (2013)
We will be featuring a special 3-Course Prix Fixe menu option as well (just $30) as a compliment to the fantastic wines. More details available in the "Menus" section of this site.
Space is limited! To reserve your seats, give us a call at (919) 828-0018.
Join us on our patio on Thursday, May 18 as we kick off the 2017 Raleigh Food and Wine Festival with our first in a summer-long series of bi-weekly tasting events!
“Pink and Pork on the Patio"
Wine Ambassador Sammy Greenway (The Country Vintner) presents five rosés of varying styles from around the world. Save room for pork-centric light bites, including housemade charcuterie, sausages and sliders.
Just $15 per person, no RSVP required. For more information, give us a call at (919) 828-0018.
Please join us Sunday, May 14 for a special Mother's Day Sunday event at Plates Kitchen! We will be serving delicious food from 9:30 am until 8:30 pm, with our expanded menu for the day featuring Brunch until 3 PM as well as Dinner options (all day) until 8:30 PM. Check out the full menu for the day within the "Menus" section of our website.
Every mom will be treated to a complimentary glass of bubbles upon arrival as our thank you for being awesome!
Reservations are highly recommended as seating will be limited. To make a reservation, click here or call us at (919) 828-0018.
Join us on Monday, April 24th for a very special five-course Wild Game Dinner, featuring wine pairings and guest presentation by Guy Davis of Davis Family Vineyards.
Mr. Davis will provide background and insight into his winery's stunning offerings as Chef Chris Santucci and Bar Manager Justin Gallus present a prix fixe menu of North Carolina-sourced game dishes, each paired with the perfect Davis Family wine. The menu:
Quail Salad (Roasted quail, Raleigh City Farm greens, blood orange, pear, manchego, chestnut, brown butter sage vinaigrette)
Pairing: Chardonnay, ‘Estate’ 2015
Duck Noodles (Roasted NC duck, udon noodles, baby bok choy, turnip, carrot, five spice duck broth)
Pairing: Pinot Noir, ‘Soul Patch’ 2014
Rabbit Ragout (Braised NC rabbit, bacon, onion, cannellini beans, chervil, herbs, red wine)
Pairing: Zinfandel, ‘Old Vine’ 2014
Rack of Wild Boar (Boar chops, Dijon marinade, spätzle, fried capers)
Pairing: Bordeaux-Style Blend, ‘Cab 5’ 2013
Elderflower Crème Brulée (Elderflower custard made with duck eggs and foraged elderflowers, bruléed sugar)
Pairing: Late Harvest Viognier, ‘Gratitude’ 2013
This event is $79 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.