Former Bonne Soiree owners serve up brunch

andrea.weigl@newsobserver.comJune 20, 2012 


Chatham county potter and artist Siglinda Scarpa (cq), 69, right, checks on the well being of some of her nearly one hundred (100) cats (cq) Friday afternoon, many of them housed in her spacious pottery studio near Pittsboro, NC. Scarpa started The Goathouse Refuge (cq), a sanctuary for unwanted cats in on her property two years ago, and the number of neglected cats has grown to around 100, most in her studio, some in her home. She also feeds a contingent of feral cats that come around to visit her cats at the studio.Staff photo by Harry Lynch


Chip Smith and Tina Vaughn, the husband-and-wife owners of Bonne Soiree in Chapel Hill, will be serving up a special brunch to raise money for The Goathouse Refuge, a no-kill animal shelter in Pittsboro that is run by potter Siglinda Scarpa.

The Garden Gourmands brunch will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the refuge. Diners will have a choice of fish, vegetarian or vegan meals. The cost is $100 per person, $350 for a table of four or $500 for a table of six.

To make a reservation, call 919-542-6815.

To see the menu, buy tickets online or for more information about the shelter, go to

Taste beer from future Triangle breweries

I wanted to alert you guys to a couple opportunities to drink beer from breweries in the works in the Triangle:

• Fortnight Brewing Co. of Raleigh will be serving up samples at The Beer Dispensary in Apex from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

• North Carolina Girls’ Pint Out is hosting a tasting from noon to 5 p.m. June 30 at Bottle Revolution in Raleigh. The event will include samples from Haw River Farmhouse Ales in Saxapahaw and Deep River Brewing Co. in Clayton, as well as barbecue from Redneck Scientific and a watermelon carving contest.

Special dinners at Winston’s Grille in Raleigh

Raleigh’s Winston’s Grille has two upcoming special dinners:

• 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a Sierra Nevada beer dinner. The four-course meal with beer pairings costs $44.

• 6:30 p.m. June 28, a Wild Horse Winery & Vineyard dinner. The four-course meal with wine pairings cost $49.95. The proceeds will benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.

To see the menus, go to

To make a reservation for either dinner, call 919-790-0700.

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