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Corkbuzz now open

The dining setup at the new Corkbuzz
The dining setup at the new Corkbuzz CORKBUZZ CHARLOTTE

Corkbuzz Charlotte is now open at 4905 Ashley Park Lane (near SouthPark), sibling to sommelier/restaurateur Laura Maniec’s New York original. Dinner’s going; lunch is planned to start Monday.

On the menu now: snacks of oysters, chicken liver mousse with warm biscuits, gougeres; charcuterie ranging from duck rillette to Iberico ham; entrees of housemade fettuccine with zucchini pistou, Carolina trout with smoked potato, and grilled ribeye with fingerlings and crispy maitake mushrooms; cheeses such as housemade ricotta, Point Reyes Bay Blue and Pecorino Ginepro. Prices run from $5 for warm seasoned olives to $19 for the fettuccine to $31 for the ribeye. Yes, there’ll be pairing suggestions aplenty. (For example: Put that trout with Bodegas Muriel Gran Reserva Rioja, why don’t you?)

Coming up in its wine-class list: Tour of France, June 20, followed the next day by cheese and wine pairings.

charlotte.corkbuzz.com; 704-625-1328.