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Past Events

Easter Day Brunch

April 1, 2018 11:00 am | Bleu Olive

Join us for Easter Sunday Brunch from 11am until 2:30. We will be serving an a la carte menu!!

Empty Bowls by Urban Ministries of Durham

March 1, 2018 5:30 am | Durham Convention Center 301 W Morgan St, Downtown Durham I-85 Exit 177 Durham, NC 27701 Primary: (919) 956-9404

Urban Ministries of Durham is proud to hold its Empty Bowls benefit once again in downtown Durham. Empty Bowls is an much anticipated community annual event that brings together top-rated restaurant chefs and bowl artisans to offer delighted attendees the chance to sample deliciously-crafted soups and select from hundreds of pottery and wooden bowls. This event sells out in advance.

An Evening with Master Chefs

February 25, 2018 5:00 am | Durham Convention Center 301 W Morgan St Durham, NC, 27701 919-845-2155

Join us as we celebrate 22 years of An Evening with Master Chefs at the elegantly renewed ballroom at the Durham Convention Center. We are excited to be back in Durham where so much great food is happening!
We start the evening with a reception featuring pass hors d’oeurves and spirits. While guests enjoy their food, they have the chance to bid on various silent auction items. The reception is followed by a multi course meal highlighting the unique talents of each chef. Over the course of the evening we will honor individuals who have made a significant contribution to cystic fibrosis research and care in the past year.
Live entertainment will be provided by The Gravy Boys. (please link to www.gravyboys.com) The evening will conclude with a live auction and special presentation to the chefs.
Proceeds from An Evening with Master Chefs benefit the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Triangle Restaurant Week

January 22, 2018 5:00 am | Bleu Olive

At Bleu Olive, our focus is simple, quality and consistency. Family owned and operated, we have been serving locally sourced ingredients with Mediterranean influence and Greek flare since 1994.
THREE COURSES   35   |   WINE PAIRINGS   15  
FIRST COURSE
CONFIT OF RABBIT TERRINE
Balsamic Onion Jam | Grainy Mustard
Rosemary Toast  
MUSHROOM & GOAT CHEESE ARANCINI
Roasted Red Pepper Romesco
LOCAL SALANOVA LETTUCES
Butternut Squash | Pomegranate
Sherry Vinaigrette
RODITIS, PARANGA   Greece
ROSÉ, ROBERT SINSKEY   California 
 
SECOND COURSE
SLOW BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB
Yukon Potato Gratin | Brussels Sprouts
Natural Jus
BOUILLABAISSE
Shrimp | Monkfish | Clams | Mussels Calamari
Saffron Tomato Fumet | Garlic Toast
ROASTED EGGPLANT “NAPOLEON”
Parmesan Polenta | Braised Chard
Caponata Sauce | Pinenuts
GARGANEGA/CHARDONNAY, SCAIA   Italy
PINOT NOIR, MOULIN DE GASSAC   France
  
THIRD COURSE
Spice poached pears
Meringue | Walnuts | Salted Caramel
CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY MOUSSE
Chocolate Chambord Sauce | Crème Chantilly
SPARKLING PINOT NOIR, STEININGER  Austria
MAKER’S MARK BOURBON

Txotxfest

November 18, 2017 12:00 pm | Black Twig Cider House

Txotxfest, Black Twig Cider House’s Cider Festival!

Location: Black Twig Cider House

Day: Nov 18th 2017
Time: noon-4pm.

Tickets available now!(food and drink included in all tickets sales)

Hard Cider is made all over the world. It is our hope to showcase our local cidermakers and restaurants as well and offer you an opportunity to taste cider from all over the country and world.

Black Twig Cider House & Mattie B’s Public House are joining with Presenting Sponsor Harris Distributing and with the help of spectacular vendors, chefs, and culinary artisans are making Txotxfest one for the books! Hold on to your txotx, and basque in the camaraderie of this day.

Restaurants providing bites:
Bleu Olive
Gocciolina
LaPlace
Mateo
Picnic
Primal
St. James
Toast
Watts Grocery

& MORE!!

Ticket Prices:
GA – $30 through October 17, $35 beginning October 18, and $40 the week before the event (includes tasting glass)

VIP – $50 through October 17, $60 beginning October 18 (includes tasting glass, T-shirt and one -hour early access)

All food and drink are included in both prices.

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER AT BLACK TWIG CIDER HOUSE

Friday November 17th, we have organized a small cider pairing dinner with Steven Goff of Brinehaus. We will be offering a 5 course dinner with 5 fantastic cider pairings for only $50! We want you to know what cider and food can be together.

The 5 course dinner will begin at 7pm at Black Twig Cider House. The menu and pairings will be announced shortly.

We are so excited about this addition to the weekend. We hope you are as excited!
The dinner is $50 per person to be purchased on this page. Gratuity is not included please plan accordingly.

**Ticket prices include all cider tastings, food, and entertainment!

Black Twig will be open to the public from 4-until close after Txotxfest.

AELIA Breast Cancer Charity Dinner

October 22, 2017 7:30 am | Bleu Olive Bistro

Join us for our annual charity event for AELIA Breast Cancer Charity!! This year will be a sit down 5 course dinner paired with some fabulous wines sponsored by our local distributors. There will also be a silent auction to help benefit the cause.

SIP + SAVOR: A Wine & Food Experience

October 15, 2017 4:00 pm | DPAC

Join Bleu Olive at Sip + Savor – A Wine & Food Experience, an approachable event with educational components that highlights North Carolina’s finest restaurants & culinary talents by pairing them with wine from all around the globe. This event will also serve as an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for local charities and missions.

Sommelier Challenge: Who pairs it best?

October 5, 2017 6:30 pm | Durham Central Park

A great meal can become an experience with the right wine pairing. Wine gurus Erin Mosier and Yianni Papinakas will each select wines to be paired with the evenings four course menu. During each course, you get to decide, who paired it best! Let’s splash a glass and raise some money for Durham Central Park! Seasonal selections from the Durham Farmers’ Market will provide a base for Chef Sam’s four course menu.