Weathervane Hosts Savor the South Dinner Aug. 13

Southern Season’s Award-Winning Restaurant Celebrates the South’s Best Cuisine with Gourmet Meal

Chapel Hill, NC, August 08, 2013 --( Weathervane (, Southern Season’s award-winning restaurant featuring locally sourced, contemporary cuisine with a Southern flair, will host a Savor the South dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 201 S. Estes Drive. During the event, diners will journey from the low country to the top of the Smoky Mountains through a five-course menu celebrating the distinctive flavors and textures of Southern cuisine.

First Course
- Chicken liver pâté with pork cracklins and house bread and butter pickles

Second Course
- Homegrown tomatoes with watermelon and smoked farmer’s cheese

Third Course
- Wild striped bass with Johnston County country ham and butter beans

Fourth Course
- 36-hour short ribs with pea shoot butter and corn pudding

Fifth Course
- Buttermilk bundt cake with lemon curd and blackberries

Tickets for the event cost $45 per person, with optional wine and beer pairings available for $20 and $12. For more information, call (919) 929-9466 or visit

“We are excited to take Weathervane diners on a culinary journey that celebrates the best of local cuisine,” said Chris Hall, Weathervane General Manager. “Each course is inspired by ingredients used in traditional Southern cooking, and our customers will have a unique, memorable experience with every dish.”

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- Prices for the dinner, along with wine and beer pairings, do not include tax or gratuity.

About Weathervane:
Weathervane, Southern Season’s award-winning restaurant, features locally sourced, contemporary cuisine with a Southern flair. A Chapel Hill, N.C., institution since 1975, Weathervane flaunts a scenic outdoor patio, elegant indoor spaces and garden settings perfect for special events and everyday dining. Executive Chef Ryan Payne uses fresh ingredients, along with local and international influences, to create gourmet meals that have made the restaurant a favorite among casual diners and critics alike. For more information or to make reservations, visit

About Southern Season:
Southern Season is the South’s premier destination for local and international fine food, wine, specialty gifts, cookware and cooking classes. Since 1975, the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based store has been a favorite of residents and visitors alike, and prides itself on supporting and promoting local vendors and products. Knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to assist guests in selecting from more than 70,000 items, including Southern Season’s famous gift baskets, sold in-store and online. Southern Season is also home to the award-winning Weathervane restaurant, boasting a seasonal menu featuring contemporary cuisine with a Southern flair. For more information, visit

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