Don’t just taste; Experience our food

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In last month’s blog, we talked about three Fall dishes that inspired us to experiment, try new techniques, and up the ante in how we create food. We do this best by connecting experiences and stories to our dishes, staying true to who we are in the food industry, and using local ingredients to support our community.

This month, we’re walking you through these same three dishes, but this time, we're offering you suggested appetizers, desserts, and wine pairings, to hopefully set you up with your own stories and memories to share. Get to know our menu and our techniques so you can experience food at its fullest at Oliver Royale.

If you're craving adventure, this dining experience is for you:

Appetizer

Artisan Cheese & Charcuterie - an assortment of locally sourced cured meats, artisan cheeses, pickled vegetables, olives, dried fruit, jams & chutneys

Entree

Confit leg of rabbit - braised endive, Benton’s bacon, Yukon gold potato mousseline, roasted radishes, roasted cauliflower, and kale, paired with our 2015 Diora Pinot Noir

Dessert

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brûlée - candied pumpkin, pretzel ginger snap, pepita, caramel, corn, dark chocolate, and crémeux


If you're craving more of a seafood kind-of-night, look no further:

Appetizer

Mussels & Clams - pho bone broth, house-smoked tasso ham, fennel, basil, jalapeno, cilantro, cured lemon

Entree

North Carolina Trout - foraged mushrooms, cornmeal-crusted okra, Anson Mills grits, swiss chard, radish, and tabasco gastrique, paired with Anonymous Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Dessert

Autumn Mousse Cake - charred orange mousse, roasted pears, candied walnuts, caramel, poached pear sorbet, and oatmeal cookie


The days are short and the holidays are near, so this dinner experience is all about treating yourself:

Appetizer

Seared sea scallops - Chestnut risotto, roasted cauliflower cream, truffle dust, crispy leeks, and radish chips

Entree

Confit lamb shank - parmesan polenta, butternut and acorn squash, chestnut, gremolata, and confit garlic, paired with the Heartless Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dessert

Truffles & Macaron - tasting of assorted, seasonally inspired chocolate truffles & house-made macarons


The next time you’re here, have this blog handy and take your taste buds on an adventure. Whether it’s with friends, family, or yourself, we invite you to explore our dishes in a way that’s not just about taste, but about the experience. We’ll see you here!

Psst...the holiday season is approaching! Check out our upcoming events and make your reservations!