Legendary Chef David Burke and Orin Swift Cellars Team Up for an Exclusive Dinner at Red Salt by David Burke to Benefit the American Cancer Society

Award-winning celebrity Chef David Burke is teaming up with Orin Swift Cellars to host an exclusive dinner on March 11, 2021 at Red Salt by David Burke, all to benefit the American Cancer Society and the fight for a world without cancer.


The fundraising event is the first in a series of wine dinners that will culminate in the “Re-Imagine Charlotte” gala held by the American Cancer Society this coming November. Chef Burke, executive chef for Red Salt by David Burke, has curated a menu of mouth-watering creations featuring Carolina-sourced ingredients as well as organic produce and meats from throughout the country. Each course was carefully crafted to complement the wines from the Orin Swift portfolio.


“I am happy that one of Charlotte’s newest restaurants, Red Salt by David Burke, has selected American Cancer Society as their philanthropic cause for their quarterly wine-and-dine in 2021,” said Megan Nelson, Executive Director of the American Cancer Society. “Red Salt has already proven to be a fantastic partner in supporting last year’s Re-Imagine Charlotte gala with Re-Imagine Dinner At Home. I am looking forward to our first event of 2021 on March 11 and a tremendous evening that will help us continue our fight for a world without cancer.”


WHO:           Red Salt by David Burke and Orin Swift Cellars benefitting the American Cancer Society


WHAT:         An exclusive Wine-Paired DinnerBenefitting The American Cancer Society, featuring a four-course menu perfectly paired with the wines of Orin Swift. Seatings are available for $150 per person, with $50 of each ticket benefiting the American Cancer Society. The Chef David Burke-designed menu showcases creative local and global dishes including:



Blue Crab and Fennel Salad | Blood Oranges, Tomato H20

2018 ‘Blank Stare’ Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, California




Seared OBX Scallops

Shrimp Scampi Ravioli | Ramp Butter Sauce

2018 ‘Slander’ Pinot Noir, California



Bone-In, Salt Aged NY Strip | Crispy Morel Mushrooms, Romanesco, Syrah Reduction

2018 ‘8 Years in the Desert’ Zinfandel-Syrah Blend, California



Cake in a Cup with Cabernet Ice Cream | Dark Chocolate Cherry Cake

2018 ‘Mercury Head’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California


*Menu subject to change, price does not include tax and gratuity and all state and local safe dining practices will be followed.


WHERE:       Red Salt by David Burke

Le Meridien Charlotte

555 S McDowell St

Charlotte, NC 28204


WHEN:        Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET


Media Opportunities: Media will have an opportunity to meet the Red Salt team and Shea Gottshall, Charlotte Luxury Portfolio Consultant for Gallo Winery, and interview representatives of the American Cancer Society. Media RSVP to Joyce Caron-Mercier by Monday, March 8. For more information, please contact Joyce Caron-Mercier at joyce.caronmercier@cancer.org.


About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.