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MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2009

CONTACT: G.W. Stanley, marketing specialist
NCDA&CS Marketing Divison
(919) 733-7887

Best Dish finalists join to create an ultimate N.C. meal

RALEIGH — If you were unable to crisscross the state this summer to try out all the restaurants participating in the Best Dish in N.C. restaurant competition, do not fear. The winners and other Triangle-area finalists are joining to create A Very Special Dinner to benefit the Children’s Flight of Hope.

The charity dinner will take place Sunday, Sept. 27, at Elodie Farms in Rougemont to benefit kids in need of organ donations. Children’s Flight of Hope transports organs along the East Coast. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 4:30 p.m., and the seven-course meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Best Dish winners Four Square Restaurant of Durham and Yancey House of Yanceyville will join forces with local finalists Il Palio Ristorante, 18 Seaboard, Weathervane and Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse. Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos will provide entertainment for the event and a silent auction will also be held.

Tickets for the seven-course meal are $150 per person and are available on the Elodie Farms Web site, Each menu item was featured in this year’s Best Dish in NC contest. North Carolina wines will be served with each course and are included in the cost of the meal.

The Best Dish contest is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It challenged chefs to create and market dishes based on fresh, local ingredients in June and July. Chefs competed in either the casual or fine dining categories. For more about the Best Dish contest and to see a full list of the finalists, go to




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