Gayla Bonke, owner and head chef at Chatham Street Café & Catering (http://www.chathamstreetcafe.com), located at 140 E. Chatham St., has announced that the restaurant is a participant in the 2011 Cary Cross Currents Chamber Music and Arts Festival being held through Sunday, July 17 at the Cary Arts Center, located at 908 N. Harrison Ave., and other select locations. The restaurant will offer a special 5 p.m. open time to celebrate the Friday, July 8 Side-by-Side performance by the Brussels Chamber Orchestra and advanced local students selected by audition. Visitors may stop for dinner anytime before the 7 p.m. performance, or afterward for a late night snack, glass of wine or coffee and dessert.
The Cross Currents Chamber Music and Arts Festival offers a mix of concerts featuring the Brussels Chamber Orchestra and special collaborators. It includes a weeklong Side-by-Side experience for excellent local high school string players, free open rehearsals, special showings of Cary Visual Arts’ “Home Sweet Cary,” a moment to “Meet the Musicians” at Quail Ridge Books and Music, and an innovative Drawing to the Music program. For more information and ticket details for the festival, visit http://www.brusselschamberorchestra.com/crosscurrentsfestival/2009/index.html.
‘The Cross Currents Chamber Music and Arts Festival provides a great cultural outlet for Cary residents and friends, and Chatham Street Café is delighted to collaborate and welcome all attendees,” said Bonke. “Our downtown location is convenient and will be open before and after the 7 p.m. performance.”
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Chatham Street Café & Catering is located at 140 E. Chatham St., in the heart of downtown Cary, N.C. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches, Chatham Street Café also provides full-service catering and baked goods to order. Menu items are prepared with fresh, local ingredients and are created by owner and chef Gayla Bonke. The restaurant can accommodate specific dietary needs, such as gluten-free or vegetarian, and is available for private functions. Chatham Street Café & Catering is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; dinner Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; brunch on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and closed on Mondays. For more information, please visit http://www.chathamstreetcafe.com or call (919) 380-1193.