Buy A Seat

This year we’re featuring a handful of “Buy-A-Seat” opportunities. Ranging from an exclusive dinners (12 Roses) to guided tasting by Master Sommelier Larry Stone, these intimate events create amazing experiences, foster new friendships, and support the Frankie Lemmon school! Reserve your seat now!


Martina McBride Date: TBD

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Join Martina McBride here in Raleigh for a one-of-a-kind evening. Martina will play co-host with our very own Brian McHenry and Eliza Kraft Olander in their home in Raleigh and set you up for a meal that’s out of this world. While Martina and Eliza preside over great conversation and great wine, Scott Crawford, the James Beard semifinalist behind Crawford & Son restaurant, will be in the kitchen. You can expect an otherworldly meal, as Scott takes fresh local ingredients and gives them his elevated twist on classic comforting dishes. And he just happened to have recently won Restaurant of the Year for the Triangle!

As an added incentive Antonio Galloni, esteemed wine critic, is once again headed to Raleigh — this time with Martina — to dazzle us with his infinite wine knowledge and charming old-world personality. Of course, the wine will be flowing! Brian and Eliza will be your acting sommeliers, pulling some of their favorite bottles from their cellar to pair exquisitely with Scott’s food!

12 Roses 3/16/19

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For one night only, 12 of the most extraordinary women in food and wine will prepare one out-of-this-world private dinner for 30 at the home of Brian McHenry and Eliza Kraft Olander. Five incredible female winemakers will travel to Raleigh to share the highlights of their cellars and their vineyards. Pam Starr, owner and winemaker of Crocker & Starr, leads the line-up, and she will tap 4 of her fellow wine gals from California and beyond to pour their best bottles for you. Meanwhile, Chef Ashley Christensen will be curating the chefs of the evening, inviting four incredible female talents to Raleigh to pair up on a multi-course dinner of unparalleled quality. Finally, overseeing this intersection of food and wine are sommeliers Inez Ribustello and Liz Cooper. Inez is the owner of Tarboro’s On the Square. Liz is the former wine merchant behind Southern Season and has one of the most incredible palates we’ve had the chance to work with.

Don’t Forget

Remember, part of your purchase is tax deductible. You will be sent an e-mail once your purchase is complete indicating what part of your purchase is tax deductible.  If a Buy-A-Seat event is sold out, please call our office at 919-845-8880 to get on the waiting list.