Taste of the New South, a food & wine weekend, will kick off in just a few days. Here’s a quick guide to get your ready for the weekend. See you soon.
(Silent) Auction: Silent Auction bidding will take place throughout the weekend in the Marketplace and close out Sunday night during the Culinary Tour of Pinehurst. The auction benefits the culinary program at Pinehurst High School and the hospitality programs at Sandhills Community College.
Barbecue: The Pinehurst culinary team is cooking up a 120-pound pig and more than a dozen pork shoulders for Friday’s Carolina Oyster Road & Pig Pickin’ at the Historic Pinehurst Fair Barn. The N.C. BBQ station will be serving up vinegar-based, yellow mustard and blueberry barbecue sauces, while the Korean BBQ station will feature kalbi, gochujang and doenjang sauces.
Craft beer: Try a variety of beers from half a dozen breweries including North Carolina-based Highland Brewing and Mother Earth Brewing. Out-of-towners will want to be sure to try samples from Rail House Brewery, which is just up the road in Aberdeen.
Demonstrations: Jake Wolf, chef and co-owner of Capital Club 16, will kick off the demonstrations with his Southern-Influenced, Old European-Style Brunch Demo on Saturday. Chef Brian Sonoskus will share a Taste of Tupelo Honey Café on Saturday afternoon.
Entertainment: The Asheville-based bluegrass band Fireside Collective will perform Friday during the Carolina Oyster Roast & Pig Pickin’. L Shape Lot, an Americana band based in country, rock, bluegrass and roots/folk music, will provide the music during Sunday’s Culinary Tour of Pinehurst.
Farm to fork: Our culinary team has scoured the region to find the best ingredients for Sunday’s Farm to Fork Brunch. Enjoy Southern breakfast and lunch specialties sourced from farmers within a 50-mile radius.