We went to Arooji's in the South Park area of Charlotte where they offer a special deal on Wednesdays from 5-7pm: three glasses of wine and an appetizer for $14.95.
Yes -- you read that right!
And the appetizer? It was more of a meal. They bring a standard plate to everyone, and this is it:
Romaine lettuce tossed in a vinaigrette, angel hair pasta, and a crabcake. Cherry tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese. It was perfection.
The "wine tasting" is hardly that -- when I think of a tasting, I think of a 2 ounce pour. These were glasses of wine, friends. They started us off with a sauvignon blanc, then moved us to a bordeaux, and then one more red which was a cabernet-merlot blend. The waiter explained all of the wines to us -- the region they hail from, the color, the taste.
Dinner was delicious and filling, but we decided we had a little more room in our bellies and in our wallets to splurge on dessert.
The restaurant is beautiful on the inside. How have I not been there before? This definitely won't be my last time! Charlotte area bloggers, who's in?