Fiamma (2418 Park Road), which recently celebrated its second year in business, has a new summer menu that adds several lighter dishes. Among them are new antipasti and salads, black linguine with shrimp, tuna with olives and capers, and more. “This new menu is a way to say ‘thank you,'” said owner Fernando Campoverde. 704-333-3062.
For Father's Day (next Sunday, kids):
T.G.I. Friday's will offer a free order of beer-battered onion rings with roasted green chile sauce to dads, with the purchase of an entree, on Father's Day at participating restaurants. Print out the coupon, available at fridays.com/FathersDay 2008Home.htm.
Red Rocks Cafe (both at Birkdale Village and Strawberry Hill on Providence Road) offer a buffet for $22.95 for adults and $10.95 for kids. Among the dishes: assorted pastries and breads, salads, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, pancakes, ham, turkey, fried chicken and a dessert display. Reservations: 704-892-9999.
Sullivan's Steakhouse (1928 South Blvd.) will have brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with its regular dinner menu all day long. Brunch choices include prime rib, N.Y. strip, lemon garlic chicken and more; $38. 704-335-8228.
McIntosh's (1812 South Blvd.) hosts a Silver Oak wine dinner Monday with Reid's Wine Club. On the menu: crabcake with Twomey Pinot Noir; beef tenderloin with English pea puree and 2002 Alexander Valley Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon; charred rack of lamb with 2000 and 2001 Napa Valley Silver Oak cabs and more. $135; 704-377-1312.
at G.W. Fins
A five-course Jordan Wine dinner is set for June 19 at GW Fins (525 N. Tryon St.). Among the courses: pan-seared, pesto-crusted monkfish with 2005 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon; wood-grilled bigeye tuna over Yukon Gold custard potatoes with 2000 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon; herb-crusted roasted lamb loin Dijon with 1999 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon; and more. $150; 704-716-3467.