This article was originally published January 8, 2018.
Queen’s Feast – Charlotte Restaurant Week in Layman’s terms – is back once more with an impressive lineup of over 130 restaurants.
Friday, January 19 through Sunday, January 28, restaurants all over Charlotte and in surrounding counties will offer a prix fixe, 3-course menu to anyone that makes a Queen’s Feast reservation.
The fine print: Reservations must be for dinner.
Menus will be set at $30 or $35, which means that at restaurants like Heirloom, Georges Brasserie and Mama Ricotta’s, diners will get a chance to try staples that are usually more expensive for a fraction of the cost.
For example, the menu at Georges Brasserie includes the Chicken Paillard, normally $21. During restaurant week, you’ll pay $35 and get an appetizer and dessert as well.
Some, though not all, even offer a drink at no extra charge.
The full list of participating restaurants and their menus can be found here.
These are the ones you can’t miss.
300 East, $35
Glass of wine: Double Decker 2016 Pinot Grigiot, Essay 2015 Chenin Blanc, Hob Nob 2015 Pinot Noir, Canaletto 2014 Primivito
Starter: Baked Marinated Vermont Goat Cheese, Signature Hummus, Pickled Shrimp or Organic Mesclun Greens
Entree: Grilled Hanger Steak, Bronzed Sesame Salmon, Roasted Joyce Farms Half Chicken or Sweet Potato Ravioli
Dessert: Passionfruit Tres Leches Cake, White Chocolate Brioche Pudding or Warm Callebaut Brownie
Burtons Grill & Bar, $35
Starter: Mediterranean Salad, Caesar Salad, House Salad or Cup of Soup
Entree: 10-ounce New York Strip, Crab-Crusted Haddock, Salmon Romesco, Mediterranean Chicken Risotto or Farmer’s Market Fettuccine. The Chicken Risotto and Fettuccine can be made vegetarian.
Dessert: Assorted mason jar desserts
Starter: Thai Crispy Calamari, Pimento Cheese or The Wedgie
Entree: Blackened Heart of Ribeye, Organic Chicken, Roasted Salmon or Sautéed Crab Cakes
Dessert: Mom’s Carrot Cake or Mom’s Apple Cake
Gallery Restaurant, $35
Starter: Braised Leg of Lamb, Butternut Squash Bisque, Kale Salad or Mixed Greens Salad
Entree: Filet Mignon, Faroe Island Salmon, Veal Tenderloin, Truffled Alfredo, Braised Shortrib of Beef (+$10), Sea Scallops (+$10) or 14-ounce Bone-In KC Striploin (+$10)
Dessert: Strawberry Nutella Milk Pop or French Toast Pot de Crème
Starter: Fall Vegetable Salad, Arugula Salad, Bermuda Fish Chowder, Lightning Cakes, Chicken Chips/Fried Pickles, 1/2 Dozen Jarrett Bay Oysters, Cheese & Charcuterie Plate or Sweet Potato Papas Bravas
Entree: Heirloom Fried Chicken, Pork Milanese, NC Lump Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits, Seasonal NC Catch, Burger Board, What’s Up Doc Pasta, Farro Risotto, Mills Family Farm Ribeye Steak (+$10) or Duck Confit (+$10)
Dessert: BFD, Duck Fat Funnel Cake, Black Heart Forest Cake or Persimmon Pie
Mama Ricotta’s, $30
Note: All bottles of wine are 20% off for Queen’s Feast diners.
Starter: Sicilian Arancini, Chopped Salad, Brick Oven NC Shrimp or Tuscan Salad
Second course: Zuppa Del Giorno, Penne alla Vodka or Amma’s Cheese Ravioli
Third course: Slow Braised Berkshire Pork Ragu, Mama’s Braciole, Salmon Arrostiti Peperonata or Chicken Parmesan
Dessert: Blood Orange Panna Cotta or Mama’s Chocolate Cake
Napa on Providence, $35
Starter: P.E.I. Mussels, Fried Artichoke Hearts, Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs, Napa Salad or Tomato Bisque
Entree: Grilled Hanger Steak and Blackened Shrimp, Hickory Nut Gap Farms Pork Chop, Grilled Salmon or Chicken Carbonara
Dessert: Warm Brownie Sundae, Mascarpone Cheesecake or Sorbet
NoDa Brewing with TIN Kitchen, $30
Note: Dinner includes a beer flight specially paired with each meal.
Starter: Chipotle Smoked Beef Tartare, Soup Flight or Falafel
Entree: Cast Iron-Seared Sea Scallops, Braised Beef Short Rib, Buttermilk Fried Airline Chicken or Ratatouille
Dessert: Vanilla Honeycomb Cheesecake or Dark Chocolate & Bing Cherry Brownie
The Pump House, $30
Starter: Fried Green Tomatoes, Lump Crab Cake, Meatballs, Crispy Calamari, Shrimp Cocktail, Carolina Greens or Butternut Squash Bisque
Entree: Grilled Hanger Steak, Blackened Tuna, 2-Day Brined Pork Chop, Springer Mountain Chicken, Grilled Chilean Salmon, Shrimp & Anson Mills Grits or Grilled Portobello
Dessert: Cheerwine Chocolate Cake, Meyer Lemon Cheesecake, Cornbread Pudding, Ice Cream or Sorbet
Glass of wine: House Chardonnay or Cabernet
Starter: Caesar Salad, Vine Salad or New Orleans BBQ Shrimp (+$4)
Entree: Cajun Filet Mignon, Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, New Orleans Cajun Jambalaya, PEI Mussels Pasta or All Natural Roasted Chicken
Dessert: Oreo Cheesecake or Carrot Cake
Feature photo via Facebook.