In August of this 12 months, Ray Ray’s in Granville introduced the transfer away from their established Meat + Three idea and a shift to their basic meals truck menu (at present solely as a carryout and drive-through). It’s unhappy to lose the meat + three, however their “commonplace” menu is at all times a winner.
And happily the Granville area isn’t going to waste. Chef and proprietor James Anderson has teamed up with newcomer Chef Jacob Wilson to supply a sequence of ticketed, themed personal dinners. These dinners are prix fixe, multi-course meals usually with drink pairings. We have been invited to at least one targeted throughout Carolina BBQ, and on Wednesday, Sept. 21 is a five-course, wine-pairing dinner.
Anderson says the purpose is to supply these usually Fridays and Saturdays, with a special menu every week. Get a take a look at the choices on the Carolina Barbecue Dinner!
One of many nice issues concerning the Ray Ray’s Granville structure is the open kitchen, so you’ll be able to watch the culinary staff plate and end the programs.
Course #1 was a grilled romaine lettuce with barbecue ranch, Millerton cheese, and smoked bread crumb.
Course #2 featured a barbecued hog hash over Carolina Gold rice with okra and fermented Habanda chili (basically a habanero with out the warmth).
Course #3 was a red-dipped fried rooster served over pimento cheese grits with pickled inexperienced tomato chimichurri.
Programs have been paired with a pleasant mixture of drinks, from a welcome spritzer to a shot and a beer with Hello-Wire Brewing’s IPA and a selfmade cherry bounce, to Homestead’s Tenpenny amber ale and an particularly pleasant Cheerwine cocktail to complete.
Course #4 featured a Ray Ray’s signature of a complete hog sandwich with South sauce, Lexington slaw, and chow chow.
The ultimate course was a brown sugar pound cake with maple cream, pickled peaches, smoked almond, and honey anglaise.
Anderson and Wilson make for an ideal duo within the kitchen, and if this Carolina barbecue dinner is something to go by, diners are in for an actual deal with in Granville.
Regulate Ray Ray’s social media or their information web page for bulletins about new dinners. To date we’ve seen Texas barbecue and Carolina barbecue, and their subsequent dinner is a five-course, wine-pairing dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
And don’t overlook: the complete Ray Ray’s Hog Pit menu is accessible in Granville nonetheless, simply as a carryout and drive-through.
Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Granville
1256 Columbus Rd.
Granville, OH 43023