Commencement Weekend at The Commons

The Commons


Celebrate Commencement Weekend with dinner and brunch at The Commons! 

May 10th & May 11th: 5pm-10pm

May 12th: 10am-3pm

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For reservations please call: (919) 684-4619 or visit here.

DINNER MENU (V=Vegetarian, V+ = Vegan, GF=Gluten-Friendly)

First Course

Saffron Arancini: Smoked Mozzarella, Short Rib Bolognese, Parmesan, Crispy Basil

Spinach & Artichoke Skillet Baked Golden & served w/ Flatbread (V)

Gnocchi w/ Goat Cheese Shitake & Cremini Mushroom, Balsamic Brown Butter (GF, V)

Second Course

Lobster Bisque Maine Lobster, Tarragon oil

Curried Lentil & Cauliflower Soup Marcona Almond(GF, V+)

Spring Salad: Asparagus, Grapefruit, Shaved Red Onions, Pea Tendrils, Pecans, Balsamic (GF, V+)

Lump Crab Stack: Sriracha Aioli, Concasse Tomato, Avocado, Wonton (V)


Third Course

Mozzarella Ravioli Spinach, Sage Beurre Blanc, Oven Dried Tomato, Parmesan (V)

Seared Red Snapper w/ Carrot Ginger Purée, Snap Peas & Artichoke Hearts, Tarragon Butter (GF)

Spaghetti Squash Primavera: Kale, Mushrooms, Asparagus, & Red Peppers in Smoked Tomato Sauce (GF, V+)

Choice of:

7 ounce Sterling Silver Filet

Dijon Roasted Australian Lamb Rack

Seared Maple Leaf Duck Breast

All served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, spring onion demiglace

Fourth Course

Chocolate Decadence Chocolate Ganache Cake, Served w/ Vanilla Ice Cream (V)

Strawberry Short Cake Local Macerated Strawberries & Whipped Cream (V)

Lemon Cheesecake Graham Crust, Served w/ Whipped Cream & Fresh Blueberries (V)

BRUNCH MENU: (V=Vegetarian, V+ = Vegan, GF=Gluten-Friendly)

Chef Stations

Prime Rib- Sauces Bordelaise & Raifort

Omelette- Cheddar Cheese / Asparagus / Red Pepper / Tomato /Yellow Onion / Mushrooms

Risotto- Lump Crab, Shrimp & Local Scallops w/ Saffron



Commons Lobster Bisque


Hot Selections

Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs (GF)

Biscuits & Gravy

Bacon, Pork or Turkey Sausage (GF)

Cheddar Stone Ground Grits

Hot Smoked Salmon Cakes w/ Lemon Beurre Blanc

Chicken Marsala(GF)

Grilled Asparagus (V+, GF)

Roasted Yukon Gold potatoes (V, GF)


Cold Selections

Assorted Seasonal Greens w/ Garnitures & House-Made Dressings

Mixed Seasonal Fruit (V+, GF)

Yogurt, Granola & Berry Parfait

Smoked Scottish Salmon w/ Garnitures

Chicken Salad (GF)

Curried Tuna Salad (GF)

Tomato Mozzarella  (V, GF)

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables (V+, GF)



Assorted Petit Fours / Breakfast Danish / Muffins / Fresh Baked Breads


Mimosas  $6  /  Bottomless Mimosas  $15