Charlotte Restaurants

A Taste of #EvokeFall

At the start of 2016, I feasted at Evoke and wrote a blog to give y’all the delicious details. So I was super pumped to be invited there this month to try items from the new fall menu.


After sipping on Moscow mules, a group of us sat down in Evoke’s private dining room, and the goodness began. Our first treat was toasted bread with olive oil and a white pesto spread, which I’d never had. Big fan.

And on to dinner…

(Photos by me; descriptions by Evoke.)

Duck Confit: frisee (the green stuff), persimmon, brioche croutons, pomegranate reduction. Nice and light. The croutons were killer.
Marinated Baby Beets: kale, blood orange, pickled fennel, almonds, ricotta salata. Red and golden beets are hiding under that kale…I promise.
Garganelli: brussels sprouts, smoke pancetta, calamansi lemon. I’m quickly learning that garganelli is amazing just about everywhere I try it (especially with pancetta.)
Scallops: butternut squash, parsnip, crispy sprouts, apple, brown butter vinaigrette. Probably my favorite dish of the night.
Duck Breast: farrotto (farro cooked like risotto), swiss chard, chanterelles (mushrooms), huckleberry agrodolce. I’m not always the biggest duck breast fan, but this was delicious. Very mild but still flavorful.
Gingerbread Cake: Riesling poached pear, toffee sauce, vanilla bean gelato. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

Another fantastic dinner at one of Charlotte’s best. Head in soon to get your #EvokeFall on, and don’t forget to take in the view at the top of Le Méridien at City Lights Rooftop Bar.

P.S. I’m on Facebook, y’all. Get at me!

This post was created after a complimentary meal from Evoke. All opinions are my own.


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