704 565 2572
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121 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
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Carpe Vinum 121

OUR STORY

Carpe Vinum 121 is the vision of co-owners Carrie and Paul Bardinas come to life. Inspired by their travels, the Wine Bar, Bistro and Raw Bar is the realization of their dream of sharing their love of music, art, food, and fine wine with the residents of Salisbury, North Carolina. Nestled in the heart of the city’s historic downtown, the 19th-century building’s brick architecture is the background for the bar and dining area. The space has been tastefully renovated with a French Bistro flair, allowing guests an intimate wine and dine experience. The venue also offers outside seating in the private Charleston-inspired courtyard. We invite you to enjoy the best of fine dining without the pretension against an inviting backdrop of exposed brick, French art, and the sounds of jazz music.

Manager

PAUL BARDINAS

A resident of Salisbury since 1986, Paul first acquired a passion for French and Mediterranean food during his annual trips to Europe with family. While attending Columbia University and living in New York in the late 1990’s, he helped pay the bills by working as a server and bartender, an experience that helped foster his appreciation for fine wine and fine dining. After years running the successful family business, raising a family, and travelling with his wife and partner Carrie, serendipity presented the perfect location in downtown Salisbury to realize their dream of opening a restaurant.

Paul Bardinas Owner
Carrie Bardinas Manager
Manager

CARRIE BARDINAS

Growing up in Salisbury, Carrie has always loved calling this small town home. During her college years, she learned to appreciate fine dining while working as a server at The Old North State Country Club. In her early twenties, Carrie met and fell in love with her husband and partner, Paul. Following the birth of the couple’s first child, she made the decision to put her career on hold and devote herself to raising their children, which now includes four boys. While caring for her home and family, she became an accomplished cook, hobby farmer and organic gardener, where she learned the value of cooking with only the freshest ingredients. The couple’s many trips to wineries also sparked her passion for wine. Now Carrie is on her newest adventure to share her love of good food, good wine, and good company with the community she calls home.

Executive Chef

LINDSAY COARSEY

Chef Lindsay Coarsey has certainly earned his cooking chops. A native of Florida and long-time Salisbury resident, Coarsey honed his culinary skills over the last twenty-plus years while working in some of the East Coast’s finest kitchens. He’s passionate about making great food, incorporating the lessons learned and techniques perfected over his long career. Our guests enjoy both his classic recipes with a modern twist, and new dishes that reflect his unique, contemporary style.

Lindsay Coarsey Executive Chef
Taylor Beal Sommelier
Sommelier

TAYLOR BEAL

From her humble beginnings growing up in the small rural town of Denton, NC, it would be hard to predict that Taylor Beal would one day develop a passion for fine wine and aspire to join the select club of people who have earned the title Master Sommelier. Fortunately for us, Richard Childress would choose the town of Lexington to build Childress Vineyards and Taylor would discover her passion for wine and service. Taylor spent two years working and learning about wine and food pairing at the winery. She is presently pursuing her Master’s Pin through the Court of Master Sommeliers and is excited to share her knowledge of food and wine with our guests.

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