North Carolina

When Eatum Diem Meets Carpe Vinum at Isa’s

When Eatum Diem Meets Carpe Vinum at Isa’s

Guest post by: Sam Ritter and Rebecca Snider On Thursday evening, January 15th, Chef Duane Fernandes and Steve Pignatiello teamed up to put on a fantastic wine dinner at Isa’s Bistro. Executive Chef and General Manager Duane Fernandes brought his seasoned culinary finesse to the table preparing cuisine that is innovative, seasonally inspired and new American.…More

Asheville Truffle Experience Launches

Asheville Truffle Experience Launches

The Asheville Truffle Experience kicks off on Friday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m., with a Welcome and Tasting Session in The Cellar at Isa’s Bistro, below the Haywood Park Hotel. Chef Duane Fernandes will provide guests with a variety of provocative dishes highlighting the magical Tuber melanosporum—otherwise known as the Périgord (Black Winter) Truffle—traditionally hailing…More

South Carolina

Terra, serving “beauty and bounty”

Terra, serving “beauty and bounty”

A magical night when everything came together beautifully – five of us, food-lovers all, met at Terra for dinner. We were a media-centric group, there to meet Chef/Co-owner Mike Davis and see if stories about what he sends out of the kitchen were true. One or two in our group had been before and wanted the rest of us to try…More

High Cotton Fall Harvest Wine Dinner ReCap

High Cotton Fall Harvest Wine Dinner ReCap

Guest Review by Sam Ritter and Rebecca Snider ~ It may be winter weather here, but the Fall Harvest Wine Dinner at High Cotton in Greenville warmed the hearts of the sell-out crowd!! Chef Adrian Carpenter, well-known to all from previous posts by this reviewer as well as from the overwhelming kudos he has garnered over the past…More