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Cellar Dinners at Elaine's

  • Elaine's 454 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)

Cellar Dinners

We are excited to present our first official Cellar Dinner on June 19th.

Chef Bret Jennings wants to open up his impressive wine cellar to our most loyal customers. While some wines have already been featured on his award-winning wine list, Bret has a cellar full of aging wines that are only getting better with time. There’s nothing better than sharing it with our customers and pairing it with great seasonal food.

With that simple goal in mind, we are launching a new series of “Cellar Dinners” where Bret will select a theme or wine region and devise a menu that will spotlight these special bottles. These prix fixe multi-course dinners will be $100 per person and will be limited to 16 seats maximum and must be reserved in advance.

The first Cellar Dinner takes place on June 19th and will focus on 2002 French White Wines and North Carolina crab. We are now taking reservations for the upcoming event.

Bret will also offer Private Cellar Dinners where he will work with you on a mutually desirable date and theme based on taste and budget. Much like a personal chef’s table dinner with several courses paired to a thematic wine selection. Private Cellar Dinners have an 8 person minimum.

For any questions about the Cellar Dinner series or to schedule a Private Cellar Dinner, call Elaine’s on Franklin at 919.960.2770

Menu for Thursday, June 19th, 6pm

charleston style she crab soup w/ fino sherry & n.c. lump blue crab

 2002 domaine des baumard, clos du papillon, savennières, france


 southern fried n.c. softshell crab on crispy penne pasta, spinach, bacon & artichoke sauce

2002 didier dagueneau, pur sang, blanc fume de pouilly


 pan seared jumbo lump crabcake on truffled creamed corn w/ fresh morels & local arugula salad

 2002 louis michel & fils, chablis, france


 lyon farm’s strawberry-rhubarb crisp w/ almond streusel & vanilla ice cream

 2002 domaine pichot, moelleux, vouvray, france