We are looking forward to another great dinner with chef Tom Armstrong of Vinnie’s Steakhouse. Here’s the word from Vinnie’s:

Thursday, June 5th, Chef Tom and Vinnie’s Steak House & Tavern will be welcoming Lin Peterson and Ryan Speckman of Locals Seafood and special guests Sally and Wes Eason of Sunburst Trout Farms in Canton, NC for our first Meet the Maker Dinner of 2014. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet and talk with purveyors and producers of some of the freshest seafood in NC. Chef Tom has an amazing menu planned for the evening and our guests will be here to discuss the finer points of bringing NC Seafood to our tables. The cost of the dinner is $50 per person and wine pairings will be available for an additional $15 per person. A Meet and Greet will begin at 6:30 and seating will begin around 7:15. See menu details below. We hope to see you there!

Meet and Greet Canapé’s
Cold-Smoked Sunburst Trout with Bibb Lettuce, Apples, Radishes, and Pecans

NC Tuna Collar Tostadas with Cabbage, Avocado and Lime

Sunburst Trout Caviar with Cottage Fries, Fresh Horseradish and Dill
**Gran Bach Cava

First Course
NC Crab-Stuffed Cherry Tomato Cornbread Crumble, Sauteed Spinach, Sherry Beurre Blanc
**Honig Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course
House-Cured NC Swordfish Belly Collard Greens, Pickled Carrots, Mustard Glaze
**Rickshaw Pinot Noir

Third Course
Almond-Crusted Sunburst Trout Yellow Wax Bean Bundle, Brown-Butter Béarnaise
**Dry Creek Zinfandel

Coffee and Dessert
Honeysuckle Ice Cream, Strawberry “Caviar”, Shortbread, Honeysuckle Syrup