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Guest Somm Sunday at Poole’s Diner

Join us for a very special evening at Poole's Diner on Sunday, August 6th! As a part of our dinner service, we’ll be joined by two amazing guest sommeliers, Laura Rhys of Gusbourne Estate in Kent, England, and Max Kast of Broadbent Selections. With the assistance of AC Restaurants beverage director Cappie Peete, each of them will be sharing a selection of wines from their portfolios, which we’ll be offering by the glass.

We’re thrilled to have Laura in house to highlight two vintages of the Brut Reserve from Gusbourne Estate. The house is known for producing some of the best sparkling wines in England, on par with the finest Champagne. Laura joined Gusbourne in 2015, after more than a decade working as a sommelier in restaurants all over the UK, including Michelin-starred La Trompette. In 2009 she was named UK Sommelier of the Year, and passed her Master Sommelier qualifications in 2010.

Meanwhile, Max Kast needs no introduction among wine-lovers in the Triangle.  Formerly the sommelier at Fearrington House, he recently joined the team at Broadbent Selections where he passionately promotes and spreads the word of Broadbent’s diverse portfolio of family run estates through the Carolinas and other parts of the South. Max will be featuring three selections as a part of the evening: Badenhorst, Secateur, Rosé, Swartland, South Africa, 2017; Tyrrell’s, Semillon, Hunter Valley, Australia, 2016; De Martino, Cinsault, Itata Valley, Chile, 2016; and Quinta do Crasto, Tinto, Douro Superiore, Portugal, 2014.

Tickets are not required; this event is part of our regular dinner service at Poole’s. Laura and Max will be at the restaurant from 5:30 until 9pm. The bar at Poole's opens at 5pm, and dinner service runs from 5:30pm to midnight. Poole's does not take reservations; seating is first come first serve. 

Ten Years of Awesome: Poole’s at the James Beard House

It's hard to believe it, but Poole's Diner will turn 10 years old this coming December! Coincidentally, one of our favorite restaurants in the world, City House in Nashville, also turns 10...just three days before Poole's! To celebrate these milestones, chef Ashley Christensen and Poole's chef de cuisine Jason Tomaszewski will head to New York to team up with City House chef Tandy Wilson to cook at the James Beard House on June 12th. The menu is nothing short of mouth-watering and it promises to be an unforgettable night!

Join us: tickets can be purchased here. Need more convincing? Check out the menu, below.

Hors d’Oeuvre

Crispy Meatballs with Jezebel Sauce

Buttermilk–Cottage Cheese Bruschetta

Rugelach with Salami, Walnuts, and Parmesan

Fried North Carolina Softshell Crabs with Green Tomato–Charred Vidalia Rémoulade

Miniature Three-Year-Aged Cheddar Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

White Stone Oysters with Pickled Watermelon Rind and Roasted Sesame Seeds

Dinner

Octopus with Buttermilk Crema, Radish, Cress, Sumac, and Sesame

Heirloom Tomato Pie with Watercress, Crispy Okra, and Sherry

Sour Corn Cake with White Beans, Yellow Squash Sott’olio, Chiles, and Mint

Sweet Corn Soup with Piquillo Peppers and Summer Herbs

One Pig, Two Kitchens > Creamed Corn Grits with Smoked Tomato Gravy and Crispy Garlic; White Acre Peas with Ramp Chowchow; Turnip Greens with Turnip Fonduta and Hot Vinegar; and Chopped Salad with Alici, Pecorino, and Breadcrumbs

Dessert Bites > Sea Salt–Bourbon Caramel Pudding; Blueberry Rhubarb Tartlets; Chocolate, Pecan, and Sesame Sandwich Cookie; and Lemon, Strawberry, and Poppy Meringue

New! Brunch Returns to Poole’s Diner

We're thrilled to welcome our brunch service back to Poole's Diner! As of April 1st, 2017, Poole's is serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. The brunch menu, just like dinner, is sure to change with the seasons. But here's a peek at the opening menu:

Stir the Pot, featuring Asha Gomez

We are thrilled to announce that Asha Gomez, chef and author of the award-winning cookbook, My Two Souths, will be our guest chef for our spring edition of Stir the Pot, our dinner series benefiting the Southern Foodways Alliance.

On Sunday, April 23rd, Asha will cook a multi-course dinner at Poole's Diner that celebrates her unique culinary vantage point, a blend of Southern traditions as well as the flavors and recipes from her birthplace, India. Purchase your ticket here.

On Monday, April 24th, we gather at Bridge Club, our private events venue, for a potluck. Help us welcome Asha to Raleigh by bringing a dish to share. We'll provide the main course, and our friends from High Wire Distillery in Charleston will be on hand pouring some of their signature libations. Purchase your ticket here.

Valentine’s Day at Poole’s Diner

Join us for Valentine’s Day at Poole's Diner! Reservations are now available for our three-course prix fixe meal, and we’d love to help you celebrate your special person! Our Valentine’s Day menu is $59 ++ per person. To make your reservation, please fill out this form, or give us a call at (919) 832-4477. One of our managers will get back to you within 24 hours to confirm your request.

Course One (choice of):

Broiled NC oysters "rock-a-billy"
Charcuterie plate with rabbit rillette, Curemaster's Reserve country ham, and chicken liver mousse with our pickles and two mustards
Cauliflower veloute with brown butter and crispy cauliflower salad
Bibb lettuce with avocado, radish, herb'd chèvre, crispy beets, and charred blood orange marmalade vinaigrette

Course Two (choice of):

Chateaubriand with scalloped potatoes, olive oil-braised greens, and truffled bordelaise
Lobster tortelloni with winter squash, toasted hazelnut, braised chard, and fried sage
Root vegetable gratin with creamed Carolina gold risotto and red-eye field pea- melted mushroom stew

Dessert (choice of):

Videri dark chocolate caramel tart with bourbon chantilly and Maldon sea salt
Coconut pudding with passionfruit curd and charred meringue
Preserved strawberry ice cream with olive oil cake and crème fraîche

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