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Masters Champions Dinner menu picks from Raleigh

With the Masters Tournament right around the corner, your city editors took a swing to share what local food picks they would bring to the Masters Champions Dinner table.

Raleigh Country Club's greens.

Raleigh Country Club recently hosted The UNC Health Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour golf event.

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NC recently ranked No. 5 on GolfDigest’s list of the best states for public golf, and while the Masters is held at a private club, we wanted to celebrate this timeless tournament which is right around the corner, April 11-14. We tried on a green jacket and stepped into the shoes of a golf champion to share our local picks for the Masters Champions Dinner at Augusta National Golf Club.

If you aren’t familiar with the dinner tradition, each year, the most recent champion to join the “Masters Club” is in charge of curating a menu for past winners to enjoy at the Champions Dinner.

Here is what City Editors Cat and Allie would pick locally for their all-star dinner spread... and champions don’t have a budget.

Left: , right: Dill pickle pimento cheese with ruffle cut fries from Wye Hill.

Try the grilled pork rib chop from Second Empire (left) + Golden Bell off of Dogwood Country Club’s Masters Menu (right).

Photos by RALtoday + Dogwood Country Club

City Editor Cat

Signature drink: Golden Bell off of Dogwood Country Club’s Masters Menu
Appetizers: Dill pickle pimento cheese with ruffle cut fries from Wye Hill + Hummingbird’s smoked deviled eggs
Second course: Mixed green + goat cheese salad from Tazza Kitchen
Third course: Barbecue shrimp from St. Roch
Fourth course: Grilled Beeler Farms pork rib chop from Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
Dessert: Olive oil cake from Brodeto, opening Friday, March 29 in Raleigh Iron Works

Left: A green drink topped with a cucumber slice on a stick, right: Crispy pork belly with Jeow Som and Nam Khao/crispy coconut rice lettuce wrap with cured pork roll.

Try The Biggest Pickle from Gussie’s (left) and crispy coconut rice lettuce wrap from SAAP (right).

Photos by RALtoday

City Editor Allie

Signature drink: The Biggest Pickle from Gussie’s
Appetizers: A trio of spreads from Taverna Agora
Second course: Crispy coconut rice lettuce wrap from SAAP
Third course: Ravoli alla autunno from Gravy
Fourth course: Spare ribs from Ajja
Dessert: Ice cream brulee from Andia’s

If you’re looking for courses to get you in championship shape, check out our golf guide.

Which Raleigh favorites would make your ultimate dinner spread? Build your own Champions Dinner.

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