Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary is hosting a cider pairing dinner on Apr. 17. Come out to this special dinner, which pairs cider with executive chef Scott Crawford’s cuisine.

Cider is a food-friendly beverage and the menu for the dinner looks amazing! Plus, Chef Crawford's food will certainly be delicious. He is well-known throughout the region for his elegant cooking and was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Award, "Best Chef: Southeast."

Reservations for the dinner cost $85 per person, excluding tax and tip. A reception is at 6:30pm, followed by a four-course dinner with cider pairings at 7pm. Call 919.447.4000 for reservations.

This special dinner features locally sourced ingredients from the region’s outstanding purveyors. Check out the menu below:

Border Springs Lamb Carpaccio
Rappahannock River Oysters, Basil-Mustard
Foggy Ridge Sweet Stayman Cocktail

First Course
Carolina Mountain Trout
Blue Crab, Fish Skin Crackling, Fennel Broth
Foggy Ridge Serious Cider

Second Course
Smoked Veal Sweet Breads
Hickory Barbecue, Charred Ramps, Fava Beans
Foggy Ridge First Fruit Cider

Main Course
Heritage Farms Pork
Tenderloin, Rillettes, Trotter, Chicharrones
Foggy Ridge Handmade

Earl Grey Tea Cake
Roasted Apricots, Linzer, Warm Honey Caramel
Foggy Ridge Pippin Gold Apple Port