Charlotte outdoor kitchen and bar entertainment uses, pairings, and recipes

Archadeck of Charlotte has been designing custom outdoor living spaces in the Charlotte area for more than 30 years. Outdoor kitchens and bars are very popular in our area. How might you see yourself in a new outdoor kitchen? Does your ideal design include a custom outdoor bar? How would you entertain? What would you serve to your guests?

No matter your outdoor living needs, whether they include a full outdoor kitchen, or simple grill and dining table, you will find many wonderful uses for private dinners and entertaining alike. The Internet is chock full of classic and exotic outdoor cooking recipes, as well as wine and spirits pairings for your outdoor kitchen. Let’s take a look at a few that might be helpful for your outdoor entertaining this summer!

Outdoor kitchen with a Big Green Egg

Many of our outdoor kitchen designs include a Big Green Egg. It’s not just about the savory smoked meats if you have this versatile outdoor cooker! Try this delicious sounding smoked Yukon Gold potato salad recipe at your next outdoor party.

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Big Green Egg Smoked Potato Salad Recipe

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Charlotte outdoor bar for summertime cocktails

Are you a master mixologist, or do you aspire to be one? What types of drinks do your friends love at your outdoor bar this time of year? Is it craft beers, crisp ciders, or something fancier? Your friends will be impressed and delighted with flavorful, warm weather drinks served fresh at your outdoor bar!

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Take a look at this cool summertime concoction, which is sure to cause a stir at your next gathering!

Lakeside outdoor kitchen for a fresh-caught dinner for two

You don’t have to be a skilled fisherman to serve up a delightful summertime lakeside dinner for two! Visit your local fresh market for the catch of the day, and whip up something special on your private patio and outdoor kitchen. Outdoor grilling might have you craving seasonal fish. If you’re looking for a grilled fish recipe, consider Monkfish!

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Try Whole Foods’ grilled Monkfish recipe!

After dinner drinks under a covered patio with outdoor kitchen

Are you looking forward to cigars and drinks with friends this summer for relaxation in your favorite outdoor living space? After-dinner drinks and conversation are welcome reprieves from the fast-paced lives we live. Take time to relax and have meaningful conversation in your favorite outdoor living space this summer.

Try a box-aged Daniel Marshall Red cigar and Balvenie for a true after dinner experience!

Wine pairings for a variety of outdoor kitchen creations

What better way to enjoy your favorite outdoor grilled meal than with a chilled bottle of wine, on-hand in your full-service outdoor kitchen? There’s no running indoors for a fresh bottle –your perfect pairing is always right at your fingertips!

Here are some simple pairing guidelines.

If steak is on the grill, serve up Malbec, Shiraz, or Zifandel. For fresh gourmet burgers, Shiraz and Zifandel will serve. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will round off your pork and chicken grilled recipes, respectively. If you’re thinking salmon, keep it light with a Pino Gris or Riesling.

Are you ready for summertime entertaining and relaxation in your own outdoor kitchen and entertaining space? Archadeck of Charlotte is ready to build your ideal outdoor living design! Give us a call at (704) 944-1350 or email us.

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