Some people say you have not truly lived until you have gone out for a night on the town in Charlotte, and eaten dinner at the beautiful and delicious Taverna 100.
Located at Founder’s Hall in uptown Charlotte, this is casual sophisticated dining with Mediteranean flair at it’s finest! The flavors are bursting with Mediteranean excellence, and the atmosphere is perfect for both you and your honey or to host an elegant yet casual gathering because the ambiance of the lighting itself at this restaurant is completely perfect. Taverna 100 would love to serve your guests at your next party, because they offer catering services.
The chef is Tim Groody, and he has a love affair with great food combining a Mediteranean palate and a casual experience. Lunch menu is served Mondays through Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and dinner is served Mondays through Thursdays 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
So what are some great examples of what to choose from on the mouth-watering menu? It may just be a great idea to start off with an appetizer of Hummus & Baba Ghanoush for $7. It comes with olives, radishes, herb olive oil and house baked pita. Or go for the Marinated Assorted Olives & Sage Dusted Marcona Almonds, for $6. Or maybe you want something a little more rich like the tantalizing Citrus Marinated Beef Kabobs for $8 or the more exotic Robiola Stuffed Medjool Dates for $7.
Or maybe you want to start your dining experience off right by choosing from the delicious menu or soups and salads, like the Mediterranean Romaine Salad that comes with that delicious feta cheese, greek olives, and a delightful thyme vinaigrette, for $7. When it comes to salads, there’s also a great Salmon Salad with spinach, mushrooms, red onion, bacon, croutons, and a really great feta vinaigrette for $10.
Be sure to take a look at the selection of Wood Fired Pizza on the menu, where you can get uncommon fresh pizzas like one with feta cheese, roasted tomatoes, fresh mint and zahtar spiced olive oil, for $9. You may find that you and your honey can share this and be quite full. There’s also the sausage, fresh mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano and oven dried tomato pizza for $9 along with a couple other varieties.
Hungering for a great Mediteranean pasta or sandwhich? Any one you choose from the menu is sure to fill you up, like the Hummus Wrap with asparagus, Portobello mushroom, avocado, red pepper, and sweet onion vinaigrette for just $7 (great for vegetarians), or go for the tasty Black Angus Burger with wood grilled onions, hickory smoke bacon, and fontina for $9. There’s plenty more to choose from, even selections with tuna, duck, and veal!
But now here is what’s on the exciting main entrée menu . . . Everything from Herb Rotisserie Half Chicken, which comes with roasted shoe string potato cake and sweet garlic jus, for $18 . . . to Grilled Atlantic Salmon that comes with grilled eggplant ravioli, fattoush, and a lemon sumac vinaigrette for $20. Or try the delicious Flame Roasted Beef Tenderloin with polenta, roasted cipollini onions, and natural jus, for $27. Or for an easy $15 you can enjoy Veal Meatball Sliders braised in a fennel marinara with arugula and grated pecorino romano.
So come on in, and enjoy the sweet life here at Taverna 100! They’re located at precisely 100 N. Tryon St., and the number to the restaurant is (704) 344-0515.