Where to Eat in Dilworth
Kid Cashew, located on East Blvd in Dilworth, hosted a family-style feast for Charlotte Influencers organized by EatDrinkCLT. It sampled some old kitchen favorites and premiered some new Fall Menu items. However, as my first dining experience at the restaurant, it was all new to me. And I was thoroughly impressed with the full three-course spread served on the breezy patio area. It was the perfect set up, so as the meal progressed, and the sun went down, the mood seamlessly transitioned with candles nestled amongst the white daisy table bouquets. The evening kicked off with a glass of house punch while we mingled and took our seats at the beautiful table spread. Munching on a warm, deliciously gooey and cheesy spinach & feta dip, served with fresh raw veggies and pita bread, and a refreshing kale & quinoa salad drizzled with a lemon vinaigrette was just a taste of what was to come.
My personal favorite appetizer, by far, was the All-Natural Jumbo Baked Chicken Wings served in adorable miniature cast iron pans that were brought out to the table. The meat was marinated in Greek yogurt which kept the inside of the wings moist while the crispy outside was coated in garlic herbs and parmesan. It wasn’t greasy or heavy like a lot of chicken wings can often be because they were baked instead of fried. I’ll definitely be back to order those along with my favorite cocktail of the evening; their signature drink titled “Goats Breast Milk” made with ouzo, amaretto, honey, lemon, and mint. It’s surprising that I loved it because of the ouzo which can often taste like licorice, something I don’t like. The flavor wasn’t overpowering, rather it was well-balanced with citrus and mint.
The showstoppers came out during the main course which included a huge piece of fresh Scottish Salmon, cooked to a lovely medium temperature, maintaining its bright pink color and for the more ‘adventurous at heart’, the Wood-fire Grilled Spanish Octopus. It was complemented with sides of a Mac & 5 Cheeses, baked with a super crunchy top, creamy Great Northern Beans, and caramelized crispy Brussels sprouts to melt in your mouth. The meal finished off to satisfy the
Ultimately as a first timer at Kid Cashew I would say that this is a great place to go fulfill a Mediterranean craving in a relaxing environment. It’s a good spot for a casual date night or even a place to bring your kids. Try to go while the weather is still nice out and be sure to ask for a table outside on the gorgeous patio space. Compliments to the chef and owners for hosting us and providing such a great experience!