Charlotte Fresh is back online for a little bit – there is so much to catch up on; will have more helpful info soon. In the meantime, check my Special Events page for some upcoming Valentine’s deals.
I hope you enjoyed the Queen’s Feast and tried some new restaurants. Hubby and I sure did, and I’m going to tell you a little about our visit to Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth. (By the way, if you haven’t had enough of Restaurant Week, Sante in Matthews is still running their offer until Saturday, Feb. 5th.)
On to Halcyon. The restaurant is located in the same building as the new Mint Museum Uptown (you have to go up the stairs from the street level, but there is also an elevator on the W. 1st Street side across from the Bechtler Museum). An airy, open feel with a view of the kitchen, artistic and rustic touches and a great night view of the center city makes this a hip, happening place. We were out with good friends, and the restaurant was literally buzzing the night we were there. Chef Marc Jacksina creates delicious dishes featuring locally farmed items -check the website for a growing list of partner farms. Everything is artfully presented, as seems appropriate for its proximity to the museum. As you know, I don’t profess to be a food critic; I just show you the food. (But rest assured, the major critics in town love this place.) As usual, I don’t use camera flash in the restaurants so I don’t disturb other diners and embarrass my friends, so the pics might be a little dark. Anyway, here we go:
I think the pics speak for themselves, don’t you? Check it out.
Where to find it: 500 S. Tryon St. For reservations call 704-910-0865 or go to Open Table. Parking is not yet validated at the Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage, but you get Mint Museum rates. We were there for a little over two hours and left around 10:00pm; our parking cost $5.
Hours: 10:00am – 5:00 pm Monday; 10:00am – 10:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday; 11:00pm – 5:00 pm Sunday