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Bonterra Restaurant & Wine Room Restaurant Review: In 1895 the first permanent church was built in the new suburb of Dilworth, located just a few miles south of uptown Charlotte. In 1999, John Duncan renovated that church and opened Bonterra Restaurant. This romantic setting is rich with history, but the food is the star. The "Food for Wine" menu includes several unique spreads, house-made pâtés, a nice selection of spicy olives, and an extensive array of fromage. Noteworthy starters include fried calamari and rock shrimp with black garlic aïoli, charred tomato and horseradish. Bonterra’s signature dish is fried lobster tail, served with smashed fingerling potatoes, seasonal vegetables, sweet-and-sour aïoli and a wildflower honey and soy reduction. There are also steaks and chops such as chorizo-crusted veal porterhouse with radicchio and roasted turnips. For dessert, we suggest the vanilla bean crème brûlée with apple gelée and sweet whipped cream. The restaurant’s open air cooler technology features 200 wines by the glass. And the list includes a good selection of dessert wines and ports.