Small Bites

Dinner and a show: Looking for a great date idea? Head to Burnsville and try the Dinner and Theatre Package, available for the remainder of the Parkway Playhouse’s Summer Theatre Festival performance dates. First, wine and dine her (or him) at the oldest bed and breakfast in the North Carolina mountains, the New Wray Inn. Then swing on by the Parkway Playhouse for a performance of Oliver!, The Exact Center of the Universe or Arsenic and Old Lace. Dinner for two plus two tickets to a performance costs between $55 and $58 (not including gratuity). For more information, call the New Wray Inn at 682-2329, or the Parkway Playhouse Box Office at 682-4285.

Expanding Enoteca: Enoteca, the more casual face of Rezaz in Asheville, has announced an expanded menu. Now open from 9 a.m. until late night, Monday-Saturday, Rezaz Enoteca offers various sandwiches, a fine selection of cured meats, imported cheeses, Italian wines, and house-made dips and gelato. Diners may also sample a selection of petite entrees, such as Braised Duck Leg with Bean and Lentil Stew, or Seared Tuna over Caponata. For more information, call 277-1510.

Bird and breakfast: Season’s Restaurant at Highland Lake Inn in Flat Rock is going to the birds. Every Thursday until Oct. 13, the restaurant and Hendersonville Bird Club member Rich Leppingwell will present a breakfast buffet at 8 a.m., followed by a one-hour bird tour on the Inn’s property, long a natural bird sanctuary. Participants will learn about bird habitats, identification, migration patterns and more — and all on a full stomach. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, call (800) 762-1376, or visit


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