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Chefs’ Showcase: a Kick-Off Event

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Stay tuned and be sure to join us for the 2021 Chefs’ Showcase on January 23, 2021!

The Chefs’ Showcase is a seated culinary adventure consisting of a 5-course meal with fine wine pairings, light entertainment, high-end silent auction items, and a luxury vacation raffle. Notable chefs from our region (and beyond!) work together to prepare the dishes…they always cook up something exciting!


Take a look at 2020’s Chef line-up and menu:

Chef Don Drake of Magnolias and Blossom in Charleston, SC

*Down South Egg Rolls with Red Pepper Sauce, Spicy Mustard, and Peach Chutney

Chef Andres Kaifer of Vidrio, Raleigh, NC

*Scallop Tartare with butternut squash espuma, puffed sorghum, preserved chili oil

Chef Matthew Register of Southern Smoke in Garland, NC

*“Heritage Farms” smoked pork belly with Stir Fried collards and Tomato chow chow

Chef Nathan C. Sims of the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington, NC

*Kataifi Wrapped Halibut with Pea flower Sauce, Saffron parsnip puree, Haricot Vert

Pastry Chef Jamie Turner of The Asbury in Charlotte, NC

*Ginger-Pickled Apple Panna Cotta with a Hibiscus Mirror, Passion Fruit Coulis, Molasses Shortbread, White Chocolate Crumb





Check out all the fun from the 2020 Chefs’ Showcase here:






Hotel Ballast
301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States