Beaufort Wine and Food is celebrating its third annual Oyster Roast at Beaufort East Village off Lennoxville Road from 2-5pm on Saturday, Nov. 12. The site will offer guests outstanding views of Davis Bay while celebrating North Carolina’s coastal and culinary heritage.
In addition to steamed oysters, guests can enjoy a variety of local seafood provided by Joe Darden Seafood, Blue Ocean Market, Fishtowne Seafood, Carolina Mariculture and many more.
Guest chef and pitmaster Sam Jones, chef and owner of Sam Jones BBQ in Greenville and famed Skylight Inn in Ayden, will create a menu featuring wood-fired whole hog barbecue.
In the world of barbecue, Sam Jones is hog royalty. This third-generation pitmaster, heir to the legendary Skylight Inn throne, just opened his own namesake joint about 8 miles down the road from the barbecue landmark his grandfather built (and where Jones earned his low-and-slow chops).
Jones has been grabbing headlines in publications like Saveur Magazine, Garden and Gun and Time Magazine, rubbed shoulders with the likes of TV food personality Andrew Zimmern, named one of “The South’s Best Pitmasters” by Southern Living, where the restaurant was also listed as a “Top New Restaurant in the South.”
“We are thrilled to have Sam headlining our event,” said Lindsay Parker, executive director of Beaufort Wine & Food. “It’s great to have a powerhouse chef preparing whole hog barbeque the same way his family has been doing it for generations – that paired with a bounty of seafood harvested by local commercial fishermen, it doesn’t get more Eastern North Carolina than that.”
Expertly paired wines and craft beer, as guests have come to expect from these connoisseurs, are also on tap and guests can even vote for their favorite label. Winery representatives and brewers will be on hand to help guide guests through the culinary adventure.
Hayrides, bonfires a silent auction with large-format, rare and high-end wines, art and more plus live music by Mac N’ Juice will round out the afternoon.
Tickets are $75 per person. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 252-515-0708, visit www.beaufortwineandfood.com or stop by the Beaufort Wine and Food office at 129 Middle Lane in Beaufort.