Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Open That Bottle Night at Terra

Even though I don't eat there very often (between grad school, work, and a limited budget, it's takes all I have to even remember to eat), Terra is one of my favorite spots in Columbia. Terra was the first restaurant in SC that I reviewed for this blog, and it really set the standard for restaurants in town.  Needless to say, when the lovely PR folks at Terra emailed me about an event, I happily agreed to convey the details to y'all.

Mark your calendars for this Saturday (February 25) night and call to make your reservations, because Terra is hosting Open That Bottle Night.  What does this mean?  It means that on Saturday, you can grab some friends or significant other and the bottle(s) of wine you've been saving for a special occasion and head to Terra.  You'll be able to enjoy some spectacular food and not have to pay the corkage fee for your wine.  Sounds good to me.  Terra won't be featuring a special OTBN menu, but you can bet that there will be some pretty spectacular food.  No really.  Check out the menu. Tell me that you don't want to order one of everything.  I would highly recommend the lamb mac & cheese, quack madame, quail, and cannelloni.  And anything off of the dessert menu.  Or really anything on the menu in general.

You can read the full press release for the event after the jump.  If you go, definitely make a reservation.  And, since wine doesn't last long enough in my house for me to have a "special occasion" bottle, if you go and want to review it for me, just shoot me an email.

Terra Waives Corkage Fee for Open That Bottle Night

Columbia, S.C. (February 2, 2012) – Terra invites diners to dust off the bottle of wine or sparkling wine for “Open That Bottle Night” on Saturday, Feb. 25. Many fine restaurants around the world will also celebrate this annual event by allowing diners to bring in their bottle of choice and waiving the corkage fee.

“We always enjoy this evening in the restaurant with our guests,” said Terra general manager and Certified Specialist of Wine, Howard Jarrett. “Chef Mike Davis will prepare all sorts of seasonal dishes and our staff will be ready to help select a dish to pair with each guest’s wine choice. It’s always a fun evening at Terra.

Terra made “Open That Bottle Night” an annual event in the restaurant in 2009. Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher created the event in 2000 after readers wrote to them asking when they should open special bottles of wine. The journalists decided to pick a date for everyone to finally uncork and enjoy. The event has been celebrated worldwide the last Saturday evening in February ever since.

For more information about Terra and menus for “Open That Bottle Night,” visit or call (803) 791-3443. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter: @TerraSC.


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