Tomorrow night, Relia’s Garden Restaurant at Nantahala Outdoor Center is hosting a Specialty Wine Dinner featuring guest chefs Ron Neill and Jeremiah Smith. The 5-course dinner will celebrate the vibrant colors of summer, featuring all locally sourced organic produce. Each course will be paired with a South American wine that has been specifically selected to complement the dish. If you are in Bryson City this weekend, you will not want to miss this!
The menu features light, flavorful dishes that are just perfect for a summer evening. Check out the menu:
Passed hors d’ vors: Shrimp Beignets w/ Dehydrated Garlic Butter paired with Pascual Toso Brut (Argentina)
Marinated Grouper w/Saffron Cream, Cilantro Pesto and Tapioca “Caviar” paired with Terranoble Sauvignon Blanc ’11 (Chile)
Gran Marinier Cured Salmon with Smoked Tomato Jam and Candied Pistachios paired with Bodega Septima Chardonnay ‘11 (Argentina)
Cold Smoked Duck Confit with Grilled Portabella, Wilted Spinach, Crème Fraiche and Demi Glace paired with Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir ’11 (Chile)
Dressed Heirloom Tomato Vertical Salad w/House Made Mozzarella, Shitake Mushrooms and Golden Raisins paired with Argento Bondara ’10 (Argentina)
Espresso with Chocolate Cobbler
Seating time is at 7 p.m. but you may want to get there a little early to get settled. You can sit indoors or out on the deck overlooking the beautiful garden that gives the restaurant its name. We dress pretty casually around here, so don’t worry about what to wear – just be comfortable! The cost of the dinner is $40 per person. If you really like one of the wines and would like to have a bottle at home, you can place an order at the end of the evening at special pricing. Seating is limited and only a few spaces are left, so you will want to call ahead to (828) 488-7175 for reservations.