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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

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

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.

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

 

Tuesday, Apr 30

Passport to Fine Wine – Trinchero Vineyards Wine Tasting

If you missed the Trinchero Wine tasting event at Carvers, you missed some great wine, excellent food, music in the lounge and a fun drawing for lots of great prizes. Take a look at some of the folks that joined us for another great Carvers wine tasting event produced by Josh Dodson, Carvers wine sommeliar.

 

Join the Carvers team and your friends for an incredible afternoon of fine wine and food

Saturday, March 30th 1PM – 4PM

Featuring Wines from the Trinchero Family Portfolio
Trinchero Family Estates, Folie a Deux, Joel Gott, Napa Cellars, Terra D’Oro,
Charles & Charles, Carmen, Dona Paula, Lock & Key, Sea Glass & The Show
Taste over 30 selections from the Trinchero portfolio  & food prepared by Chef Drew Ballard

 

 $40 Per Ticket
100 tickets available
Tickets can be purchased in advance in person or by phone.
Live Music & Raffle in the lounge during the tasting!

 

 

Business casual attire is requested
Please Contact Josh Dotson  937-433-7099
Limited Space Available. Reservations Required

Wednesday, Feb 20

Passport to Fine Wine Pairing Dinner – Trinchero Family Estates

We had a great turnout at the Trinchero Family Estates wine pairing dinner Wednesday evening. Take a look at some of the folks who enjoyed Chef Drew’s fabulous cuisine paired with Trinchero’s best wines. Steve Sliger the Trinchero representative shared the fascinating family story about one of the largest wineries in the Napa Valley. The food and wine was punctuated by the fellowship of all who attended.

 

 

 

Join the Carvers staff and guests for the Trinchero Family Estates wine pairing dinner on Wednesday evening, February 20th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Drew Ballard and
Guest Speaker Steve Sliger
Presents

First Course
Trinchero Sauvignon Blanc
Bruleed fruit with assorted cheeses

Second Course
Napa Cellars Chardonnay
Smoked & Seared Scallop Chowder

Third Course
Neyers Left Bank Red
Pan-Seared Duck Breast

Entree
Trinchero “Marios Vineyard” Cabernet
 Braised Veal Cheek
potato puree

Dessert
Terra d’Oro “Home Vineyard” Zinfandel
Mousse Layered Chocolate Cake
Raspberry, Blackberry, Strawberry & Blueberry

Call for Reservations:  937-433-7099
$80 Per Person
Limited space available.   Reservations required.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, Jan 31

Carvers Guest Portfolio

Welcome to Carvers guest portfolio containing some photos of folks that have given us permission to share there special occasion or dining experience at Carvers. If you are a regular guest at Carvers, we thank you for your patronage and if you have never been to Carvers, we invite you to join us for a unique dining experience. At Carvers you may come the first time as a guest but you will always leave as a valued member of the family.

Sunday, May 19

Fleurs de Fete at Carillon Historical Park – Photo Gallery

The Carvers team joined other area restaurants and local wine and beer distributors at the annual Fleurs De Fete festival at Carillon Park. Check out the photos of some of the folks that joined us at our booth for our special steak samples prepared by Chef Drew and served by the Carvers staff.

Dayton History is proud to welcome the original “Party in the Park” back to its first home – Carillon Historical Park. Fleurs de Fête was first conceived by two friends, Vail Miller Sr. of Heidelberg Distributing and Mike Frank of Arrow Wine back in 1992. Vail Sr. and Mike wanted to bring wine out of the cellars and to the general public with an outdoor spring gathering. Their novel idea turned into Dayton’s premier wine and food festival, Fleurs de Fête and Carvers is proud to be a part of this special event in the past and again this year. Bring your friends and family and join the Carvers
team for some great food and wine served on the lawn at the Carillon Historical park on Sunday, May 19.

 

Stop by our booth for a free appetizer or dessert
on your next Carvers visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, Jan 31

Dayton.com 2018 Best of Dayton Voting – Carvers Listed in top 10 Dayton Steak House Category

The Dayton.com Best of Dayton voting is open now and we encourage everyone to visit their website and vote for Carvers in Best Steak House category. Go to the Dayton.com website and click on “Best of Dayton 2018 Voting ends in:” at the top of the home page to access the voting page then click on purple “Start Voting” button to cast your vote for Carvers.
Thank you for everyone who votes for the Carvers team.

2017 – Number 5. Carvers
Why it rates:
Meat lovers salivate, but Carvers is more than steak. They’ve won the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence’ for the past 5 years. Customers also voted their steak the best in Dayton area from 2011 to 2013. Fans enjoy the extensive wine list along with seafood, pasta, chicken, baby back ribs and of course, steak!

Where: 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton Ohio

Hours: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
5:00 – 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening
Lounge live entertainment from 8:00 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
Info: 937-433-7099   www.carversdayton.com   Facebook

Friday, Jun 14

Carvers Spring Parking Lot Cookout and Patio Party

Come join all of your friends and the Carvers team for our spring parking lot cookout and patio party on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 5:30 to 9:00 (or later). Last fall’s 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.