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ENJOY A LUXURIOUS FOUR COURSE MEAL PREPARED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF CLARK BARLOWE, PAIRED WITH SELECT WINES BY NORTH CAROLINA'S OWN SHELTON VINEYARDS!
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY THE McINTOSH LAW FIRM and presented by Historic Rural Hill, Shelton Vineyards and Heirloom Restaurant.
Come out to the beautiful and rustic May Davidson Hall at Historic Rural Hill on Thursday, August 18 for a four course meal prepared by Chef Clark Barlowe of the acclaimed Heirloom Restaurant. Each course will be paired with wonderful Shelton Vineyard Wines selected by Christina Clark, Vice President of Sales for Shelton Vineyards.
The Rural Hill Wine Dinner is a fundraising dinner for Historic Rural Hill, a non-profit historic site.
A SILENT AUCTION WILL ALSO BE TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING TO BENEFIT HISTORIC RURAL HILL. WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL PARTICIPATE AND BID ON SOME WONDERFUL AND UNIQUE ITEMS!
Clark Barlowe, Executive Chef/Owner of Heirloom Restaurant
Clark began his culinary career in his hometown of Lenoir, NC, where his family, which can be traced back 7 generations in North Carolina, was a constant source of inspiration for traditional Southern cooking techniques and ingredients.
Before attending Johnson and Wales in Charlotte, NC, Clark worked at a small local eatery, Bud’s Pub, in Lenoir. While attending culinary school in Charlotte, Clark worked for legendary Charlotte restaurateur Frank Scibelli at Mama Ricotta’s. Clark also had stints at some of the world’s top restaurants, including The French Laundry, in Napa, California, and El Bulli, in Spain. Clark names his two most formative kitchen experiences as his time at Chez Pascal in Providence, RI, under Chef Matt Gennuoso, and his time spent managing for Clyde’s Restaurant Group, in Washington, DC.
Clark has also appeared on The Food Network’s Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. He was most recently responsible for revamping North Rock Restaurant in Bermuda before returning to North Carolina to open his dream restaurant- Heirloom. With a passion for changing food culture in the United States, Clark spends his time as an active member of several non-profits in Charlotte. He served as a board member of Green Teacher Network (GTN), which works to advance academics, health and sustainability through school gardens and outdoor learning. GTN collaborates with over 30 area organizations in support of school gardens, composting, and growing natural environment. They maintain a network of over 2,000 educators throughout 185 schools in the Charlotte area. Clark is also a founding member of the Mecklenburg Community Food Health Coalition, which brings together partners from the private and public sectors, including the Mecklenburg County Department of Public Health, to deal with food policy issues in Mecklenburg County. Clark is also an adjunct professor in Regional American Cuisine, Contemporary Cuisine, and Latin Cuisine at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute in Charlotte, NC.
With a primary focus on serving the best North Carolina foods and beverages, Clark enjoys creating original and unique dishes that reflect his travels and training. Clark is an avid forager and when he is not in Heirloom’s kitchen, he can most likely be found in NC forests and fields, sourcing ingredients for Heirloom’s menu.
Christina Clark, Vice President of Sales for Shelton Vineyards
A Charlotte native and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Christina has nearly 10 years of sales experience in the wine industry. She helps to direct the sales efforts of the Shelton Brand via our distributors across a multi-state territory.
In 2008, Christina obtained her level one and two Sommelier certifications from the International Sommelier Guild and has been able to couple her passion for wine with her thirst for knowledge. She has traveled to wine regions across the globe including, California, France, Italy, and Australia smelling, tasting and learning about the wine making process.
When she is not at the winery, Christina enjoys snow skiing, playing disc golf, and spending time with friends and family.
When & Where
Historic Rural Hill
Historic Rural Hill is a private non-profit organization located in Huntersville, NC. We operate a 265 acre working farm that is owned by Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec. Rural Hill is a working farm, historic site, educational facility, nature preserve, and event site. We host events year round and many are fundraisers for the site that help us put on free community oriented events and educational programs for local schools. We also operate as the historic homestead of the Davidson family. We offer tours and living history to educate the community on the local history and we are open year round. We would love to have you visit us for one our events or to learn more about the sites history. We offer a wide variety of events, educational programs, living history experiences, and volunteer opportunities.