All posts by Bob Talty

Wednesday, Nov 13

Special Toys for Tots Wine Pairing Dinner

Join the Carvers team for an evening of fine cuisine paired with fine wine and contribute a toy to the Toys for Tots program in the Dayton area. Call for reservations (937-433-7099) and join us at 6:00 for a special evening to celebrate the Toys for Tots program hosted by local Marines and the Carvers chef and wine sommelier.

 

 

Menu and wine pairings to come

Thursday, Oct 24

Carvers Pink Ribbon Girls and Breast Cancer Celebration

Come join the Carvers team on Thursday evening, October 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 to help the Dayton area Pink Ribbon Girls meet their mission with great food, your favorite wine and fellowship. Come and show your support for breast cancer patents, survivors and care givers through a generous donation.

Mission: Pink Ribbon Girls provides Healthy Meals, Housecleaning, Rides to Treatment, and Peer Support to individuals with breast and gynecological cancers free of charge. Our organization was created by women with breast cancer to support and empower others who are currently in the fight against breast and gynecological cancers. We strive to balance the fear and uncertainty that breast and gynecological cancers bring to individuals and families by providing free direct services to those throughout Central, Midwest, and Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri area, and San Francisco Bay Area, California.

Tuesday, Oct 1

Carvers Engagement and Wedding Destination

Make Carvers your engagement and wedding destination for one or more of your wedding events. Our team of experienced event planners can help you to plan and execute the perfect engagement or wedding experience for any or all of the following activities.

Intimate Engagement Proposals
A romantic evening at Carvers is the ideal setting for popping the big question to your favorite mate. Make the evening special with a great meal, your favorite wine, flowers from Oakwood florist and a beautiful engagement ring. How can she say no to this perfect evening?

Engagement Celebrations
If you want to make your engagement announcement a special event for an intimate group of family or friends, Carvers is just the right destination with accommodations for small groups to over 60 of your closest guests.

Wedding Showers
Carvers can make special arrangements for your wedding showers in the Boardroom for up to 60 guests, the east room for up to 25 guests and alternative semi-private spaces for smaller groups. Special menus, drinks can be arranged to complement your shower decorations.

Bachelor Parties in the Lounge
Depending on weather, Bachelor parties can be scheduled on the patio or in the lounge for groups of your closest friends and family. Special menus and drinks can be prepared to complement your bachelor party activities.

Bachelorette Parties in the Boardroom or Lounge
The patio and lounge can also be scheduled along with the private and semi-private spaces throughout the restaurant for your bachelorette party. Special menus, drinks and desserts can be ordered to complement your party games and activities.

Rehearsal Dinners in the Boardroom
Your rehearsal dinner can be a special experience in one of Carvers private or semi-private dining spaces. With room for up to 60 guests, the Carvers staff can create special menus and drinks for your special rehearsal dinner.

Intimate Weddings and/or receptions in the Boardroom
The Boardroom can also be scheduled for intimate weddings and receptions with custom menus and drinks.

Large Afternoon Weddings and/or receptions in the whole restaurant
Larger wedding parties and receptions can be accommodated using the entire restaurant during the afternoon.

Exclusive Wedding Catering
Carvers can also provide high-end catering for exclusive weddings and receptions in your home or yard, or any special venue of  your choice. Special arrangements with our chef can be made for menu favorites and drinks that can be served in the privacy of your own home or favorite venue.

Wedding Anniversary Celebrations
Carvers can also be a great destination for wedding anniversary and wedding vow renewal celebrations for those of you who are already married. Plan the perfect anniversary celebration with special menu, wine or your favorite drinks to the delight of your friends and family.

Contact your Carvers Guest Concierge to help plan your special wedding celebration.
Send us an email ([email protected]) or call the restaurant at 937-433-7099 and ask for Sally or Ashley to help you plan the perfect event.
Visit us at the Event Connection (http://theeventconnections.com) and popular wedding shows throughout the Dayton area.

Monday, Oct 7

Carvers Passport to Fine Wine – Cliff Lede Vineyards Wine Pairing Dinner

Come join the Carvers team for a Cliff Lede Vineyards Wine pairing dinner on Monday, October 7th at 6:30. Enjoy an evening featuring fine wine from their Napa Valley vineyards paired with chef Drew’s great cuisine. Mingle with your friends and make new ones while learning all about Cliff Lede wine from our featured speaker Jason Lede himself. Cliff Lede Vineyards was established in 2002 by Canadian born Bordeaux enthusiast, Cliff Lede, following the acquisition of a sixty acre estate in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. With a focus on producing wines from estate vineyards, Lede tapped David Abreu, considered the best viticulturist in Napa Valley, to replant the vineyards. Lede decided to name each vineyard block after some of his favorite rock songs and albums—from “My Generation” to “Dark Side of the Moon,” creating what is known today as the Cliff Lede Vineyards “Rock Blocks.” In 2005, a state of the art, 25,000 square foot winery and cave system was etched into a hillside overlooking the estate vineyards. Not only did Cliff create a beautiful property, he also assembled an unrivaled team that shares his passion for quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Course
Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Citrus Rubbed Ahi Tuna
Lemon Ginger Aoli
Seaweed Wrap & Turmeric Rice

Second Course
FEL Chardonnay, Anderson Valley
Butternut Squash Bisque
Crème Fraiche, Nutmeg & Micro Wasabis

Third Course
FEL Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Stuffed Cornish Hen
Bluberries, Cider Soaked Cranberries
Pickled Red Onions & Fresh Mint Garnish

Fourth Course
Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Dijon Rubbed Tenderloin
Porcini & Balsamic Demi Glaze
Hassleback Potatoes

Dessert
Raspberry Molten Lava Cake
Pistachio Graham Cracker Ice Cream

$95 Per Person
Reservations required.
937-433-7099

 

Thursday, Oct 24

Carvers Passport to Fine Wine – Rudd Vineyards Pairing Dinner

Join the Carvers chef  Daniel Gallagher, the head wine sommelier Josh and a representative from Rudd Winery for an evening of fun, great food and fine wine paired to perfection. Join us on Thursday evening October 24 at 6:30 for this special wine pairing dinner and learn about Rudd wine from Napa Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception
Lassalle 1er Cru Brut Champagne
Smoked Salmon Canope
Borsin Cheese, Lemon & Dill Aioli

First Course
Rudd Crossroads Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass
Served Over Steamed Asparagus
Pineapple & Mango Salsa, Finished with a Red Pepper Glaze

Second Course
Rudd Crossroads Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Roasted Frenched Lamb Chops
Champagne Lavender Reduction

Third Course
2009 Rudd Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley &
2008 Rudd Samantha’s Vineyard Cabernet, Napa Valley
Grilled Filet Mignon
Bok Choi, Gorgonzola Cream
Bull’s Blood Microgreens

Fourth Course
Heitz Cellars Ink Grade Port
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Luxardo Cherry Cream Sauce

$195 Per Person
Reservations Required: 937-433-433-7099

Wednesday, Sep 25

Carvers Passport to Fine Wine – Hess Wine Pairing Dinner

Join your friends, enjoy some great food paired with the highly recognized Hess Wine Collection. Join us on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 to learn all about Hess wines for our guest speaker Tyler Mampton while enjoying an evening of fun, food and fine wine. Donald Hess became interested in mountain wine growing during a trip to the Napa Valley in the mid‐1970’s. He found that Mount Veeder’s vineyards had the ideal combination of soils and micro-climates to produce grapes of distinctive character and flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Course
Hess Collection Chardonnay, Napa
Brown Sugar Crostini
Grilled Peaches, Sliced Plum
Fresh Honeycomb & Melon Zest

Second Course
Hess “The Lioness” Chardonnay, Napa
Harvest Blend Salad
Kiwi Vinaigrette, Apple
Toasted Nuts & Yellow Tomato

Third Course
Hess The Lion Tamer, Napa
Sliced Duck Breast
Luxardo Borsin Cheese Sauce

Fourth Course
 Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
Buttered Rib-eye
Roasted Garlic & Thyme
Spaghetti Squash

Dessert
Schramsberg Brut Rose
Mixed Fruit Baked Alaska

$80 Per Person
Reservations required.
937-433-7099

Friday, Oct 11

Carvers Fall Parking Lot Cook-out and Patio Party – Friday, October 11

Come join all of your friends and the Carvers team for our fall parking lot cookout and patio party on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 5:30 to 9:00 (or later). The spring event had a record attendance that showed up to experience the wine, beer, food and fun. Bring your chairs, your friends, neighbors, spouse and your work associates to savor your favorite beer, try a craft beer from Warped Wing and enjoy hot dogs, Angus burgers and lot more good old American cook-out food and entertainment – Mixing and mingling on the patio and dancing in the parking lot is encouraged. A good time was had by all – see for yourself!

Carvers Parking Lot Cook-out and Patio Party 2018 Video

Carvers Parking Lot Cook-out and Patio Party spring 2019 Photo Gallery

“The Fries Band” and their trio, “A Side of Fries” has become known as the premier vocal band in the Dayton area. They focus on very tight 3, 4, & 5 part vocal harmonies that are primarily driven by acoustic guitars with keyboard, bass & drums.

 

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