Gin and Watermelon next Collaborative Series Dinner at The Asbury

Charlotte – From The Asbury: We’re celebrating two summer favorites on Monday night, July 17. Chef Sam Stachon from Highland Avenue Restaurant, Hickory, NC joins us as our collaboratoring chef. You may remember Sam’s name. He went to culinary school here at Johnson & Wales University, and he opened King’s Kitchen with the Noble Restaurant Group. Today, he’s executive chef at Highland Avenue Restaurant in Hickory, one of the hottest dining spots in the NC foothills.

Stanchon and The Asbury’s Chef Matthew Krenz both grew up farming. You’ll find the menu for the evening below. Our bar team will also be creating gin + watermelon libations to complement the menu.

WHEN: Monday, July 21, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at The Asbury

COST: $65/person, and that includes watermelon + gin drinks, too

CALL: 704.342.1193 to reserve your seat by phone. Book online at Open Table via

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED so we can take great care of our guests.


Watermelon bacon crudo | G.A. olive oil | Blackberry gelle | popped sorghum | hominy cracker

Beef tartare | Pickled watermelon rind, blue corn rouille | Chicharones

Grilled Watermelon Salad | Pickled Green Tomato Sorbet | Spiced Peanuts, Bitter Greens, Arugula Puree, Goat Cheese

Pan-Seared Local Catch | Sungold Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho, Pickled Squash, Cucumber, Creme Fraiche

Watermelon + Gin Sorbet | Mint, Pickled Watermelon Rind Consomme, Assorted Garnishes

Cheesecake | Watermelon Gelee, Peanuts, Lime, Dehydrated Mint Meringue

We can’t wait to see what happens when two farmers at heart—our Chef Matthew Krenz (photo below left) and Chef Sam Stachon (photo below right)—fire up the kitchen. Cheers!
Can’t make this one? Look ahead: The Asbury’s Collaborative Dinner Series

The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel
237 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 332-4141