Make plans to attend the Outer Banks 4th Annual Duck and Wine Festival 2012 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. There will be a Duck & Wine Cook-Off among the best chefs and restaurants in Duck, NC.
During the competition, each participating Chef creates a dish using duck provided by Maple Leaf Farms, that is paired with a selected wine chosen by Coastal Cantina. A panel of judges would then conduct a taste test on the dishes created from those two main components. The panel of judges determines the winners in the “Best Dish” category and audience participants vote for the People’s Choice awards. For more information visit www.coastival.org
Wines may be purchased throughout the day at Coastal Cantina, at a discounted rate. Coastal Cantina is donating $1 per bottle sold to the charitable beneficiaries. Music will be provided by the talented local band, Ask Fester. Ticket holders each receive a signature wine glass and wine tote bag in appreciation for their support.
Duck’s Cottage has teamed up with the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation to have several local authors available for book signings. The Authors will be at Duck’s Cottage from 12 noon until about 2:30pm. The Authors include:
- Steve Alterman & Mark Buckler, with their book Coastal Wild highlighting the Outer Banks
- Travis Morris, author of several local historic books highlighting Currituck life as a hunting/fishing guide, and native of Currituck County
- Anne Parsons, with Food N Fun – a recipe book tailored to cooking with kids that also raises money for the local non-profit Food For Thought.
WHEN: April 28, 2012; the event begins at 12:00
WHERE: Duck Waterfront Shops in Duck, NC
The Outer Banks is a 200-mile chain of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. A temperate climate and beautiful beaches attracts visitors to the Outer Banks. The barrier islands start in the southeastern corner of Virginia Beach and separate the Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound from the Atlantic Ocean.
The treacherous seas off the Outer Banks have witnesses many shipwrecks from wars, piracy and weather. The area is called the Graveyard of the Atlantic. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located in Hatteras Village. This maritime museum has exhibits that focus on the maritime history, artifacts and shipwrecks of the Outer Banks. The museum has a Nazi Enigma machine from the German submarine U-85 that was sunk in 1942. Maritime military displays include American Civil War blockade runners and the sinking of the USS Monitor ironclad warship. The museum is a branch museum of the North Carolina Museum of History.
To learn more about the town of Duck, North Carolina visit http://www.townofduck.com/
The Wright brothers‘ first flight took place on the Outer Banks on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near the seafront town of Kitty Hawk. The Wright Brothers National Monument commemorates the historic flights.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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