The First Ever Memphis Charc Week Is Happening In April
Ed. Note: Memphis Charcuterie Week 2020 is April 6-11 at eight local restaurants. Veena is here to tell us all about it. No tickets required, though you may want to make reservations!
Who out there loves a good charcuterie board? Well get excited, because from April 6-11 we will be celebrating all things charcuterie with the city’s inaugural Charc Week!
Conceived by Cristina McCarter of City Tasting Events, Charc Week is a chance for restaurants around the city to show off their charcuterie skills—cured meats usually paired with cheeses, sauces, and garnishes. Cristina wanted to do something to expand on the excitement of June’s Craft Food and Wine Festival, and this seemed like a natural extension.
Participating restaurants will be offering $12 charcuterie plate specials for patrons to try. Boards will differ from place to place, but all will feature high quality, often locally-sourced, meats accompanied by an assortment of sides including pickles, mustards, cheeses, and toast. One location might even have a dessert board…
Restaurants are still signing up, but so we have eight participating eateries in Memphis:
– City Block Salumeria (inside Puck Food Hall downtown)
– Grecian Gourmet Taverna (S. Main)
– Pontotoc Lounge (S. Main)
– Silly Goose (downtown)
– Alchemy (Cooper Young)
– Bari Ristorante (Overton Square)
– Knifebird (Cooper Young)
– Strano by Chef Josh (East Memphis)
– Interim (East Memphis)
– Tamboli’s (Midtown)
Each restaurant will also offer drink specials to go along with their plates; menus and specials will be finalized in March.
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But wait, there’s more! To encourage patrons to visit multiple locations throughout the week, there is also an Instagram contest that offers some seriously cool prizes. Everyone who posts a picture on Instagram and tags @charcweekmemphis that includes the hashtag #charcweekmem will be entered to win.
Prizes include swag, tickets to the Craft Food and Wine Festival, and the Grand Prize that comes with gift cards to City Tasting Tours, Feast and Graze, and Chef Wear. Each post is one entry, so the more you post, the better your chances of winning. (Note: pictures must be full feed posts, not “Stories”, in order to be entered to win.)
Charc Week is sure to be a good time showcasing delicious food and drinks, but it goes deeper than that: $2 from every charc plate will be donated to Church Health Center. As a small business owner who has used Church Health’s services many times, Cristina wanted to support them and extend the partnership that already exists with the Craft Food and Wine Festival.
More info will be coming in mid-March as more restaurants sign on, menus and drink specials are finalized, and special events are confirmed. Be sure to subscribe on the Charc Week website for email updates, and follow along on Instagram for updates; this is a week you don’t want to miss.
Memphis Char Week 2020
April 6-11, 2020
About The Author
Veena Rangaswami grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River, and after many years of splitting her time between Memphis and India, she has finally returned full-time to the 901. By day she is a program specialist for the Bridge Builders program at BRIDGES, and by night she can be found reading and writing, eating her way around Memphis, cheering on her favorite sports teams, plotting her next out-of-town adventure, and pretending to be a runner. All she wants is a lifetime supply of Dr. Pepper and to see the Grizz bring home an NBA Championship. Read about her adventures, and follow along for yourself on Instagram and Twitter.