May is the month when patios open, and those can watch the sunset over the Queen City even as playing their liquids and dinner outside. May additionally manner menu modifications for local restaurants, as fresh spring and summertime produce comes into season.
With the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo simply past us and Mother’s Day to stay up for, food- and beverage-focused occasions are flowing this month. May guarantees to be a scrumptious time to get out and taste something new.
Here are 20 places to go, alongside many new things you ought to try this month. (If fees aren’t indexed, they may be now not but available.)
Aria’s May menu additions encompass options for lunch, dinner, and dessert in addition to new handcrafted cocktails evolved by way of mixologist master Bob Peters, and a wine list curated via Aria’s beverage director, Briana Cohen.
Some of the brand new menu gadgets encompass:
Porchetta Panini with gradual-roasted beef, arugula, garlic aioli, and onion mostarda on ciabatta from Nova’s Bakery. $12, lunch handiest
The Rocket Flatbread with bresaola and goat cheese crowned with sparkling arugula salad. $thirteen
Short Rib Agnolotti with roasted child turnips, sautéed market veggies, and sage butter. $18
Mint Pappardelle with Lamb Bolognese, local Uno Alla Volta fresh ricotta, watermelon radish, and snipped salsa verde. $17
Grilled Rack of Lamb with Sicilian caponata and elderly balsamic drizzle. $36
Wild-Caught NC Mahi-Mahi served over Tuscan seafood stew with PEI Mussels, baby squid, and fregula. $25
The Chocolate Budino dessert with espresso crema, candied hazelnuts, and sea salt. $7
Cassata, an Uno Alla Volta orange ricotta cake, served with Gnam Gnam basil gelato. $8
Chef Alyssa is at it again. She’s introduced new items to her brunch menu, and beer and wine at the moment are available for buy. Brunch is served on Saturdays 9 a.M. – 2 p.M.
Shrimp and Grits: NC shrimp, smoked tomato, and house bacon pan sauce over gradually cooked Anson Mills grits. $thirteen
Bagel and Lox: House made the whole lot bagel, house-smoked lox, chive cream cheese, purple onion, tomato, and capers. $10
Leslie Knope Waffle: Fluffy waffle crowned with berry compote, hazelnut butter whipped cream, and hazelnut brittle. $9
This month, the crew at WP will release a brand new spring cocktail menu, which includes:
Strawberry Fields made with Ketel One vodka, sparkling strawberries, and mint has shaken collectively with a dash of easy syrup.
Strange Days made with a mix of Jim Beam, Blood Orange, and a touch of ginger.
Pink Kool-Aid made with Hendricks gin, Amarena cherry essence, lemon juice, and mineral water.