All posts by Bob Talty

Wednesday, Aug 14

Carvers Passport to Fine Spirits – Exclusive Louis XIII Pairings Dinner

Join the Carvers team for an exclusive Dayton experience featuring a Louis XIII Cognac pairing dinner featuring Julien Pardes, Louis XIII Ambassador. On Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30pm. Drew Ballard, Carvers head chef will collaborate with Josh Dodson, Carvers Sommelier and representatives from Louis XIII to prepare a one-of-a-kind dinner pairing fine cuisine with the worlds finest spirits for you and your friends. After dinner, enjoy a short but informative presentation about Louis XIII by Julien.

1st Course
Bollinger Brut Champagne
Cast Iron Seared Scallop Topped with Black Caviar
Finished with fresh Chervil Sauce 

2nd Course
 Louis Jadot Chassagne Montrachet
Juicy Prawn Fried Crisp in Coconut Oil
Finished with Mustard Seed, Crackling Curry Leaves
Turmeric & Stuffed with Chilies & Cilantro

3rd Course
 Louis Jadot St. Denis 1er Cru Burgundy
Seaweed Crusted Lamb Chops
Red Wine Sauce

4th Course
2014 Ch. Haut Brion 1er Cru Bordeaux
6oz Japanese Wagyu A5 Filet Mignon
Garlic Butter Parmesan Mushrooms
Rich Creamy Risotto

Dessert
Lemon Sorbet, Fresh Fruit & Pickled Ginger

Louis XIII Cognac Presentation
$400 – Reservations Required – 937-433-7099

Monday, Jul 29

Carvers Crew Takes Third Place in the Great Food Truck Race

A crew from Carvers participated in The Great Food Truck race over the last nine weeks hosted by Tyler Florence. The team was selected for this popular reality show over hundreds of entries and was equipped with a food truck, a chase car and all of the ingredients for the “Summer Beach Battle” that took place in several popular Florida destinations. The crew included head chef Drew Ballard, Jess Sara a Carvers guest favorite server and Travis Day, one of Dayton’s award winning bar tenders who competed for eight of the nine weeks on the Sunday evening show. Although they stayed in the race for eight weeks with one official week win and one unofficial week win, they came up short on the grand prize. We are all proud of the way they represented the Dayton area and Carvers in this nationally televised show. It was a great experience and sparked the teams dreams of owning a food truck in the future. Here are some photos from the show and the watch parties that were held at Carvers on Sunday evenings along with a couple of local news articles that describe the event and the Carvers team.

Article: 3 local steakhouse employees

Article: Rolling Indulgence competes in The Great Food Truck Race

Wednesday, Aug 21

Carvers Passport to Fine Wine – Elio Altare Barolo Veitical Wine Pairing Dinner

Join Carvers head chef Drew and our wine sommelier Josh for a great evening of fine wine and fabulous cuisine. Join your friends, meet new friends and learn about fine wine from guest speaker Jenny Yanosik from Elio Altare Barolo Veitical vineyards on Wednesday evening August 21.

 

 

Guest Speaker: Jenny Yanosik

 

 

 

 

 

First Course
2012 Campogrande Cinqueterre Bianco
Crustini & Italian Antipasto
Platter of Fried Polenta, Crustini
Pecorino Cheese Board with Sweet Jellies
& Traditional Tuscan Soup

Second Course
2015 Elio Altare Barolo DOCG
Linguini with Sausages & Saffron Ragu

Third Course
2013 & 2014 Elio Altare Barolo DOCG
 Chicken Cacciatore Skewers
Tomato, Olive & Garlic Sauce

Fourth Course
 2009 Elio Altare “Cerretta” Barolo DOCG
Tagliata Porterhouse
Arugula & Balsamic Glaze

Dessert
2007 Felsina Vin Santo Del Chianti Classico
Panna Cotta with House Jellies

$125 Per Person
Reservations required.
937-433-7099

Saturday, Jul 27

Carvers Passport to Fine Wine – Alzheimer’s Association Charity Wine Tasting

A great time was had by all who attended the Carvers Alzheimer’s Association Charity win tasting Saturday afternoon. A great crowd attended and helped raise lots of money for the local Dayton chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association through a $10 wine bottle pull and a reffle for a free Carvers wine dinner. Here are some of the folks that attended the event.

Join you friends and other guests at the Carvers Alzheimer’s Association Charity Wine Tasting event on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Admission is $45 per person with a portion of every ticket sold will be donated to the Dayton Alzheimer’s Association. You are invited to taste over 30 of the best wines from the Treasury Wine Estates Portfolio selected by Josh Dotson and food prepared by Chef Drew Ballard. Be sure to call for reservations to insure a place as only 100 tickets are available

 

Featuring Wines from the Treasury Estates Portfolio
Beringer Vineyards, Chateau St. Jean, Etude, Cav D’Oro
Matua, Penfolds, St. Hubert’s & Stag’s Leap Winery

 

 

 

$10 Wine Pull from the Wall of Wine
All Proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Association

 

 

 

Each Ticket will Include:
A glass for tasting
Tasting Notes
An Endless Food Spread
Automatic entry into a raffle in our lounge
Live Entertainment with Zane Gerlach
Retail Wine Available for Purchase

Raffle will include select wines from the Treasury Portfolio  & Carvers Gift Certificates!
Business casual attire is requested
For Questions
Please Contact Josh Dotson  937-433-7099
Limited Space Available. Reservations Required

Tuesday, Jun 25

Carvers Passport to Fine Wine – Moet Hennessy Wine Pairing Dinner

Mark you calendar for the next great Carvers wine pairing dinner featuring Moet Hennessy US fine wines and campaigns along with Chef Drew’s fabulous food parings and special guest speaker Kate Reidel. Tuesday evening, June 25th at 6:30.

 

 

Call for reservations – seating is limited: 937-433-7099

 

 

 

 

Reception
Terrazas Torrontes

First Course
Terrazas Chardonnay
Spanish Salmorejo

Second Course
Cheval des Andes
Ibiiza Ham Croquettes

Third Course
Numanthia Numanthia
Albondigas with Potato Spears

Fourth Course
 Numanthia Termanthia
 Roasted Pork Shoulder
Spanish Rice 

Dessert
Hennessy XO Cognac
Pestinos & Horchata

Call for Reservations
 937-433-7099

$100 Per Person

 

 

Dayton Hospice – Steins, Stems, Spirits, Savories and Sweets

Carvers was honored to be a part of the Dayton Hospice fund raising event – Steins, Stems, Spirits, Savories and Sweets last weekend at their new headquarters building. The Carvers team provided food with other area restaurants while guests mingled and enjoyed fine food, drinks and friendships. “This event is so special because it enables us to lift up and highlight the creative chefs of wonderful local restaurants and the craftsmanship of local breweries, wine shops, bakeries and chocolatiers,” said Teri Anderson, the event chair in a release. “Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton emphasizes celebrating life every day, and we are excited to feature businesses from our community that help us celebrate those important milestones in our lives.” Below are some of the folks that joined us at the event.

Visit Carvers Steaks & Chops and Fish for Lent

Although Carvers is recognized in the area for steaks and chops, we also offer great seafood and fish meals for the Lenten season. Lent is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday (first week in March) and ends approximately six weeks later on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins and denial of ego.

Seafood and fish menue

Wednesday, May 29

Carvers Passport to Great Beer – Dayton Beer Company Brew Pairing Dinner

Mark you calendar for Carvers first Passport to Great Beer pairing dinner featuring Dayton Beer Co. and the chef’s unique food pairing. Join us on Wednesday, evening May 29th to learn all about craft beer making and enjoy your friends, make new friends and taste the special menu. Guest speaker is Pat Thimons Director of Sales for the Dayton Beer Co.

 

Menu to follow

 

 

 

 

Reservations are required – 937-433-7099

Wednesday, May 22

Carvers Passport to Fine Wine – Wente Vineyards Wine Pairing Dinner

 

If you have not been to one of Carvers Passport to Fine Wine tasting or pairing dinners, you are missing one of the best culinary and wine events in the city. Here are some of the folks that enjoyed the Winte wine pairing dinner this week.

Mark you calendar for Wednesday, May 22 for a Chardonnay Day Wine pairing dinner featuring Wente Vineyard wines, great cuisine and friendly atmosphere. Come mingle with regular friends, meet some new ones and learn about Winte Wines from our expert guest speaker Paula Witkowski.

$80 Per person – please call the restaurant for reservations as seating is limited: 937-433-7099

 

 

 

 

Hosted by
Paula Witkowski
nd Chef Drew Ballard

Reception
Murrieta’s Well Rose

First Course
Murrieta’s Well “The Whip” White Blend
Sizzling Shrimp Scampi with Herb Toast Bites

Second Course
Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay
Spring White Salad
Cauliflower, Grapes, Pine Nuts, Garlic
Buttery Yogurt Dressing

Third Course
Wente 135th Anniversary Chardonnay
Herb Crusted Cod with Pea Puree

Fourth Course
Wente Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon
6oz Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola Sauce
Pan Sauce Bordelaise served with Mushroom Risotto

Dessert
Murrieta’s Well “The Spur” Red Blend
Blackberry Cobbler with Fruit Sorbet

$80 Per person
Reservations Required. 937-433-7099