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Celebrity Chef Michael Smith Coming to the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

michael_smith_outer_banks_taste_of_the_beachMore than 50 locally-owned restaurants are busy gearing up for the   2014 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach   which takes place from March 13 through 16. With four jam-packed days of specialty food, craft beers, local wines, and plenty of fun, this year’s event is shaping up to be the best yet.

Apart from having more events and participating restaurants than ever before this year, James Beard Award winning Chef Michael Smith will be traveling to the Outer Banks for one of the nightly events.

A nationally renowned culinary expert, Chef Smith is owner of the highly successful Tapas restaurant Extra Virgin and the fine dining Kansas City spot Michael Smith Restaurant. He also co-founded the award winning bistro, Forty Sardines in Leawood, Kansas which was nominated for and won a James Beard Award in 2002.

Chef Michael Smith will be working alongside Chef Pok and Chef Tony from the Outer Banks Brewing Station   for what is being called a "Tapas Fusion Night." The one-night only menu will feature small plates that will probably taste like something you’ve never had before. In his Kansas City restaurant Extra Virgin, Michael Smith is known for his small, creative dishes that always leave patrons wanting more.

We are pleased to be housing Chef Smith in one of the homes in our vacation rental home program during his stay on the Outer Banks. He'll be staying at the 11,000 square foot home The Drake at Founder's Ridge, which is located in the quaint town of Duck, NC. The rental home is equipped with 9 bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a backyard oasis, and a kitchen made for a chef of Michael Smith's caliber.

The Tapas Fusion Night is just $30 and includes your choice of three small plates and a glass of award-winning Brewmaster Scott Meyer’s brew or a specially paired wine selection. This collaboration is a Taste of the Beach first, and will set the standard for years to follow.

If you are traveling to the area for the event and looking for accommodations, we have a fantastic Outer Banks Taste of the Beach promotion that includes two complimentary tickets to the Tapas Fusion Night along with a $50 gift certificate to the Brewing Station. 

Dinner will run from 4:30 – 10:00 pm and reservations are highly recommended. You can purchase tickets in advance by visiting the Taste of the Beach website and once purchased, you should call the Outer Banks Brewing Station to reserve a time to dine for you and your whole party.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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