Chef of the Vintage House restaurant since 1997, Chef Matt Parker expresses his deep passion for the culinary arts and fine wine to his guests. Combining classical training at renowned cooking schools with extensive travel, he has created Hickory's finest restaurant for intimate dining, celebrations and private business functions in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere.

Chef Parker attended the French Culinary Institute in New York City while training as a sous chef at Bloomingdale’s famous Le Train Bleu restaurant in Manhattan. After graduating from FCI, he moved to London then Paris to attain Advanced Certification from the renowned Le Cordon Bleu.

Upon returning to the U.S., Chef Parker became Executive Chef for the Aristocrat Hotel in Dallas, Texas and followed as sous chef at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans working side by side with Chef Emeril Lagasse. Chef Parker continued to hone his craft as sous chef at the Dallas Four Seasons Hotel and New York City’s Four Seasons Pierre Hotel.

In 1991, Chef Parker was recruited as Executive Chef for the Siena Hotel's Il Palio Restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina followed by a stint as Executive Chef for the exclusive Elk River Club in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Chef Parker fulfilled a lifelong dream by purchasing the Vintage House from original owner Glenda Schenck in 1997. He has continued to set Hickory's fine dining standard ever since.

Traveling to the most distinguished wine-producing regions of the world, Chef Parker has gained extensive knowledge of fine wines and vintages with a special appreciation for French Bordeaux. He has developed a finely honed palate through countless blind tastings as well as numerous privately conducted winery tours with vineyard owners and cellar-masters. Chef Parker has hand selected one of the most comprehensive wine cellars in western North Carolina and shares his collection with guests on the Vintage House Wine List.
menu

Small Plates

Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Lump Crabmeat with Lemon Herb Butter Glacagé
$10.95
Jumbo Lump Crab cakes with Mustard Chive Remoulaude
$10.95
Shrimp Scampi Pomodoro with Lump Crab cake with Mustard Chive Remoulaude
$10.95
Sautéed Escargot with Red Wine and Crispy Bruschetta
$9.95

Salads

Baby Spinach and Pan Fried Goat Cheese with Balsamic Vinaigrette
$8.95
Baby Spinach and Pan Fried Goat Cheese with Balsamic Vinaigrette Topped with Grilled Salmon Filet
$19.95
Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons and Shredded Parmesan Cheese
$6.95
Wilted Spinach Salad with Smoked Bacon & Balsamic Vinaigrette
$8.95

Pastas

Rigatoni Arrabbiatta with Fresh Smoked Mozzarella and Vodka
$12.95/$17.95
Linguini with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Gorgonzola and Roasted Garlic
$11.95/$16.95
Angel Hair with Grilled Shrimp, Lime, Tequila, and Cilantro
$13.95/$19.95
Tortellini Alla Panna with Spinach, Walnuts and Basil
$17.95
Penne with Grilled Duck Breast, Italian Sausage and Cabernet Sauce
$20.95

Entrées

Jumbo Lump Crab cakes with Mustard Chive Remoulaude & Parmesan Orzo
$21.95 (2)/$25.95 (3)
Seasonal Grilled Vegetables with Three Potato Mélange & Parmesan Orzo
$18.95
Free Range Chicken Breast Filet with Orange Tarragon Beurre Blanc & Garlic Mashed Potatoes
$19.95
Grilled Salmon Filet with Lemongrass Reduction & Parmesan Orzo
$22.95
Pan-Spiced Tenderloin of Pork with Creole Menuiere & Sweet Potato Purée
$22.95
Medallions of Beef Tenderloin with Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade, Pan-Fried Goat Cheese & Garlic Mashed Potatoes Market Price Pan-Seared Tiger Shrimp with Country Grits, Sweet Sausage & Cheddar Cheese
$22.95
Grilled Filet of Muscovy Duck Breast with Ginger Citrus Glaze & Sweet Potato Puree
$22.95
New York Strip of Beef with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce & Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Market Price
Angus Filet Mignon ~ Custom Cut to Your Personal Request
Market Price
All are served with a fresh vegetable medley and our house salad with your choice of homemade dressings

Homemade Desserts

Desserts Made Fresh Daily
$8.95
Vintage House Tuxedo Profiterole
$9.95
18% Gratuity will be added to parties of six or more.
Additional $10 fee for all split orders. Please keep in mind that separate checks require significant additional time.
The Vintage House Staff and Family deeply appreciate your patronage!
Please inquire about our catering services and wine purchasing opportunities.

By the Glass

Reds

Columbia Crest Grand Estate Merlot
$10/$38
Columbia Crest Grand Estate Cabernet
$10/$38
Meiomi Pinot Noir
$12/$42

Whites

Hanna Russian River Sauvignon Blanc
$10/$36
Chalk Hill, Russian River Chardonnay
$10/$38
J. Lohr Arroyo Seco Riesling
$10/$34
Villa Pozzi
$10/$34

Sparkling

Freixenet Brut Blanc De Blanc
$11/$38
Gemma De Luna Sparkling Moscato
$11/$38
Villa Sandi Prosecco
$11/$38
Louis Perdrier Sparkling Rose
$11/$38
Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
$94
You are welcome to bring your own special bottle of wine. Vintage House will charge a $15 corkage fee.
All wines are subject to change due to availability.

By the Bottle

Pinot Noir

Meiomi, Monterey
$42
2013 Jackson Estate, Anderson Valley
$39
2014 Mateo, Santa Rita Hills
$46
2012 Roth Estate, Sonoma
$45
2013 Belle Glos, Las Alturas
$59
2016 Balade, Central Coast
$55
2013 S.L.H., Monterey
$45
2018 Morgan Twelve Clones
$68

Cabernet

Columbia Crest Grand Estates
$38
Penley Phoenix, Coona Warra
$39
2016 Nadia, Santa Barbara
$39
2018 Alexander Valley Estate
$43
2015 Juggernaut
$46
2015 Beringer Knight's Valley
$46
2013 Dry Creek Estate
$49
2013 Jackson Estate, Alexander Valley
$45
2013 Roth Heritage
$56
2014 Conn Creek, Napa
$59
2012 Frei Brothers
$49
2014 Hindsight, Napa
$54
2018 Katherine Goldschmidt, Alexander Valley
$46
2013 Sebastiani, Alexander Valley
$59
2015 Louis Martini, Alexander Valley
$59
2018 Harvey & Harriet, Red Blend
$56
2012 Worthy, "Truth", Red Blend
$49
2012 & 2014 Stonestreet Estate
$59
2018 Beckman, Santa Ynez
$58
2012 Raymond Reserve, Napa
$56
2018 Pendulum
$45
2018 Post & Beam, Napa
$59
2013 Dry Creek, Mariner, Red Blend
$69
2014 Schoolhouse Red, Alexander Valley
$66
2013 Chateau St Michele, Canoe Ridge
$59
2013 Turnbull Estate, Napa
$69
2013 Freemark Abbey, Napa
$79
2016 Purlieu, Le Pich, Napa
$89
2016 Deadeye, Provenance, Napa
$79
2015 Chalk Hill, Proprietary, Sonoma
$89
2013 Gramercy Cellars, Washington State
$85
2014 Hall Estate, Napa
$99
2010 Cenyth, Proprietary Blend, Chalk Hill
$99
2006 Tapestry, Beaulieu Vineyard, Napa
$96
2012 Cyrus Reserve, Alexander Valley
$89
2014 Buoncristiani, O.P.C. Blend, Napa
$109
2014 Louis Martini, Napa Estate
$79
2010 Elu Reserve, St. Supery, Napa
$109
2008 David Ramey Estate, Napa
$99
2016 Chappellet Signature, Napa
$119
2019 Caymus, Napa
$139
2015 Anderson's Conn Valley Reserve, Napa
$159
2007 Affinity, Robert Craig
$139

Reds

2018 Leviathan, Napa Valley Red Blend
$69
2017 Torbrek Woodcutter's Shiraz
$46
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot
$38
2012 Oliver Hill, Jimmy Reserve
$56
2016 Provenance Merlot, Napa
$55
2014 Gramercy Cellars Syrah, Washington State
$59
2017 Arnaud Villeneuve, Cote de Rousillon
$36
2016 Louis Latour, Gamay
$38
2009 Chateau Batailley Pauillac
$149
2013 Terra Rouge Garrigue
$49
2013 Tessellae, Lafage Cote De Roussillon
$42
2015 Andre Brunel Cuvee Sabrine
$47
2017 Le Mistral, Joseph's Blend
$56
2016 Montirius, Vacqueyras
$49
2016 St Cosme, Gigondes
$59
2010 Theodoric by Guigasse, Chateauneuf
$99
2016 Raymond Usseglio, Girard, Chateauneuf
$89
2010 Domaine Charvin, Chateauneuf
$109
2012 Franco Serra, Barolo
$59
2015 Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino
$99
2015 Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino
$89
Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino
$94

Sauvignon Blanc

Cliff Lede, Napa
$48
Hall, Napa
$46
Hanna, Russian River
$36
Gilles Noblet Macon Fuisse, France
$46

Chardonnay

Chalk Hill, Russian River
$38
Macrostie, Unoaked, Sonoma
$39
Chamisal, Santa Lucia Highlands
$39
Bouchaine, Carneros
$45
Freemark Abbey, Napa
$49
Luminus, Oak Knoll District, Napa
$49
Beringer Private Reserve, Napa
$65
Mount Eden, Edna Valley
$45
Mount Eden, Edna Valley
$56

Pinot Gris

Westmount, Villa Pozzi
$34
Westmount, Willamette Valley
$35
828.324.1210
info@vintagehousehickory.com
271 Third Avenue Northwest
Hickory, North Carolina 28601