Friday Night Dinner Features at Maples Restaurant and Tavern

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Features From the Kitchen:

Grilled Portobello Appetizer with fresh mozzarella,  heirloom tomatoes, and pesto dressing  $8

Red Snapper with shrimp-cucumber relish and grilled creamer potatoes  $23

Beet and Mushroom Risotto with Angus sirloin and asparagus $22

Seafood Pasta Marinara with lobster, salmon, snapper and shrimp $21

Grilled Ribeye with cauliflower gratin, asparagus, and shallot-red wine butter $26

Features From the Tavern:

Catena, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 – Highly recommended by Robert Parker, 92 pts. We got the last few bottles available upon release just this month!  Medium body, tons of spice and complexities on the palate.  No surprise from this world class winery in Mendoza, Argentina.  glass – $9  bottle- $32

Butternut, Chardonnay, 2011 – This is one of the staff favorites.  Absolutely old school chardonnay. Rich, buttery, butterscotch notes, and a steal at this price point.  I invite you to enjoy this California beauty tonight, and thank me tomorrow.  glass – $8  bottle – $25



Another Fantastic Wine Down Thursday Is Here

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White Wine Selections



Tomato Avocado Salad

Grilled shrimp and lemon essence
Paired with Huber Gruner, veltliner, Austria



Clam Casino

Top neck clams, herbed butter and bread crumbs
Paired with Morgadio, albarino, Spain



Carolina Red Snapper

Chinese black rice and lobster beurre blanc
Paired with Baileyana, chardonnay, California


Red Wine Selections



Roasted Beet Napoleon

Red and golden beets, goat cheese and fresh herbs
Paired with Atalaya, garnacha, Spain



Grilled Pita Bread

Fresh mozzarella, Serrano ham and roasted garlic
Paired with Pozzan, cabernet sauvignon, Sonoma



Angus Sirloin

Cauliflower gratin and truffle aioli
Paired with Antidoto, tempranillo, Spain


Designed by Chef Ed Badgett III

Sous Chef J.C. Botero

Wine Down Thursday at Maples Restaurant

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We are excited about the beautiful deck weather that we have had the last two weeks.  It doesn’t look there is any end in sight either.  Come enjoy the relaxing mountain breezes while you dine on our delicious wine pairings for this week.


White Wine Pairings:

Pork Tenderloin Bruschetta – Peach chutney, roasted red bells, scallions

Paired with A to Z, Pinot Gris, Oregon

Pan Seared Scottish Salmon – Cucumber/feta relish, spinach salad, dill vinaigrette

Paired with Angeline, Sauvignon Blanc, California

North Carolina Snapper – Key lime beurre blanc, basmati rice, grilled papaya

Paired with Paraiso, Chardonnay, California


Red Wine Pairings:

Heirloom Tomatoes – Herb aioli, 50 year sherry vinegar, basil

Paired with Cousino-Macul, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

Mushroom Risotto – Asiago, tomato, garlic, spinach

Paired with Coriole, Sangiovese/Shiraz, Australia

Boneless Short Ribs – Natural reduction, parsnip puree

Paired with Terra Rosa, Malbec, Argentina


Dinner Features

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Weekend of June 14th

Grilled Shrimp Appetizer with Tomato Avocado Salad $8

“Black & Blue” Filet with Shrimp Scampi $24

Pan Seared Red Snapper with Grilled Vegetable Napoleon $19

Virginia Pork Tenderloin with Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Cherry Demi $17

Boneless Braised Short Ribs with Parsnips and Collards $18

North Carolina Black Drum Fish with Mushroom Ravioli $19

Dinner Theater is Back June 29, 2013

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We are very pleased to have back some of our favorite entertainers, “The NoneSuch Playmakers”. Many of you got in on our sold out shows in the fall. There has been a lot of interest in more events like this, so here is a preview of our latest.

“The Main Course Was Murder” an audience participation Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre with The NoneSuch Playmakers

Birdwell International, a global manufacturer of cat toys, is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a lavish dinner at Maples Restaurant. The grande dame Chairwoman of the Board, Leona Birdwell is there, along with her ne’er-do-well stepson Crispin, his ex-stripper fiancé “Easy” Pickens, her aging, addled bodyguard Cliff Magnus and her harried personal assistant Joanna Vark. There’s intrigue afoot as Mrs. Birdwell’s now-bankrupt former competitor, Drew Billingham arrives and a vengeful reporter, Donnatella Stringer, pops up in the dining room. When Mrs. Birdwell drops dead during the soup course, everyone’s a suspect, even the restaurant’s manager, Kitsey Frost. As the local authorities flounder, the audience is deputized to join the investigation. Who killed Leona Birdwell? The answer will shock and amuse you in this evening of tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top fun!

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?!

My staff will delight you with three delicious courses for dinner. We will start with a grilled shrimp and avocado salad, followed by Israeli couscous soup, and your choice of Ashley Farms chicken, Angus sirloin, or red snapper. You can’t go wrong with any of these delicious dishes.

So make your reservations today. At just 49 dollars for dinner and a show, you know this will sell out fast!


Wine Down Thursday 6-5

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Apple Fennel Salad

Ruby grapefruit, herbs and vinaigrette
Paired with Annalisa, soave


Shrimp & Polenta

tomato, celery and asiago
Paired with Mt. Vale, chardonnay


Pan Seared Salmon

Basmati rice, shrimp and a champagne cream
Paired with Butternut, chardonnay


Lettuce Wrap

Local greens, tuna-sesame tartare and lime
Paired with Stanburn Winery, Big A Red


Bacon Wrapped Country Pate

Wine poached figs, herb crackers and dijon
Paired with Chateau Morrisette, merlot


Angus Sirloin

Truffle aioli, mushroom demi and roasted potatoes
Paired with Gouguenheim, malbec