Greetings from Carrboro,
Forgive me. I don’t usually wade this deep into pop culture. But I couldn’t help it. Watching all the drama unfold around Prince Harry, William, Meghan, et al reminded me how much we relegate all sorts of things to sibling rivalry. The eldest and the youngest. And the privileges, foibles, and responsibilities of each. Broadway and Hollywood. Absolut and Titos. Ford and Tesla. Brewer’s yeast and Impossible Burgers. Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
And, well, California’s Napa Valley and the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Napa is a very sturdy stand-in for William. Balding, clean shaven, risk averse, formidable – a good cabernet if there ever was one. And the Willamette is the obvious Harry. Bearded, rugged, a bit of a wild child, decidedly more Jeep than Rolls Royce. You can taste it in the respective wines. History weighs heavy on Napa; there’s duty attached to that name. And respect. In the Willamette, a certain unbridled vigor comes through — a willingness to cut ties and try something new.
So, no. The big reveal is not that Harry, Meghan, and Archie are coming to dinner on their way to Canada. Paparazzi take note. Please. But the reveal, in fact, is that the equally alluring Argyle Vineyards from the Willamette Valley will be here in Carrboro. And we are thrilled. Thursday, January 30th. Oh-so-famous for their sparkling wines, the four-course dinner will also showcase Argyle’s equally awarded estate pinot noirs and chardonnay – wines that define the Willamette Valley.
The Acme Wine Dinner with Matt Green from Argyle Vineyards. Thursday, January 30th. We’ll get started at 6:30. Tickets for the dinner are $75 per person and can be purchased here. Menu is below. It’s going to be a great night. I hope that you can join us. You’ll be mad if you miss it. Royally.
Well, that’s all the news from Carrboro. The staff at Acme look forward to serving you soon.
The Staff at Acme
Reservations: online or 919 929 2263
The Acme Wine Dinner
with Matt Green & Argyle Vineyards
Thursday, January 30th at 6:30 in the evening
2015 Argyle Brut
Yellowfin tuna mi cuit
watercress, grapefruit, red onion, feta, avocado
2015 Argyle Brut Rosé
melted leeks, pickled cauliflower, mustard seed
2016 Argyle Chardonnay
Cast-iron skillet duck breast
parsnips, blood orange, fennel confit
2017 Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve & 2017 Argyle Nuthouse Vineyard Pinot Noir