What an incredible evening! The Peachy 10th anniversary celebration dinner at Circa Interiors was quite the extravaganza. Heather Smith of Circa created a magical setting while Chef Sam Hart and his team presented an exquisite tasting menu that soared above and beyond our expectations. It was truly an immersive dining experience that will not be soon forgotten.
I would love to be able to recreate all the exceptional flavors and textures of Sam’s menu to share with family and friends. Instead, as a home cook, I am highlighting a few recipes that will hopefully help you bring a touch of the “wow factor” from this unforgettable night to your next celebration.
James Beard Nominee Sam Hart is the Executive Chef and Owner of Counterin Charlotte, NC, an intimate, full sensory restaurant experience, as well as its sister concept, Biblio. Designed to evoke emotion throughout the dining experience by utilizing sound, taste and art as a vehicle, the menus rotate quarterly and are driven by sense-based storylines. Born and raised in the Queen City, Hart aspires for Counter- to be an incubator for rising star chefs, providing them a place for empowerment, guidance and inspiration to open their own concepts in Charlotte, while also elevating his hometown’s dining scene.
Recreate our 10th anniversary dinner for your own special occasion. You’re sure to wow your guests with this exceptional menu!
Raw Oysters on the Half Shell with Cucumber Mignonette and Champagne Strawberry Mignonette
Raw oysters on the half shell with cucumber mignonette and champagne strawberry mignonette are simple, elegant and delicious. You are sure to impress your guests with this restaurant quality appetizer!
Fish crudo is a simple Italian preparation of raw fish. With only a few ingredients, it takes no time to prepare, but the result is elegant and wonderfully delicious. Perfect as an appetizer for a special occasion.
Braised Short Ribs
Braised short ribs is the perfect meal for Sunday dinner, a special occasion, or when you want to wow your guests without a lot of work. These short ribs are easy to make and always a crowd pleaser!
Key Lime Cake
This key lime cake is light, fluffy and moist with a delicious lime buttercream frosting. A slice is almost as good as a visit to the tropics!
Chocolate Pots de Crème
This chocolate pots de crème recipe is the most luxurious (yet easy to make) dessert. Each spoonful is decadently rich and oh, so chocolatey!