A Curated Spring Menu for Charlotte
Spring has finally made its way to The Queen City, and Charlotte’s culinary scene is embracing the change with delicately flavored seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes to accommodate the warming weather.
For breakfast: Roots Cafe Steak and Egg Bowl
Roots Cafe, in South End, is a popular spot for healthy breakfast and lunch options, including this Steak and Egg Bowl served for breakfast and brunch. The savory dish includes an over easy egg laid across Roots hash and Barboa brisket, topped with a creamy Poblano sauce and greens.
For lunch: Barrington’s Restaurant Hudson Valley Foie Gras
This Charlotte favorite seafood spot has debuted a delicious first course entree- perfect for lunch or dinner- consisting of a malted waffle, tenderly fried quail egg, locally grown apples, smoked bacon, creamy apple butter and notes of maple reduction. The savory and fruits flavors of this light dish will bring spring to life upon your tastebuds.
For dinner: Haymaker Roasted Pork Shoulder
This entree from Haymaker’s locally sourced seasonal menu brings together roasted pork shoulder, flowering cauliflower, hakurei turnips, endive, cider jus, and eggplant caponata for a delectable marriage of flavor. The farm fresh vegetables accommodate the slow roasted pork shoulder expertly, which pairs well with a glass of fine red wine.
For dessert: Amelie’s French Bakery Raspberry Rhubarb Entremet & Raspberry + Lavender Cafe White Mocha
Fresh raspberries are a staple in Amelie’s French Bakery’s new spring menu. The Raspberry Rhubarb Entremet is complete with layers of fresh raspberry puree, cream, raspberries, and a crisp crust. The velvety White Mocha includes sweet white chocolate ganache, lavender syrup, rich raspberry sauce espresso, and milk. The drink if offered hot or iced with a dollop of whipped cream and extra raspberry sauce.