KDH Cocktail and Culinary Weekend

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We are excited to be collaborating with fellow locals at Outer Banks Distilling for our 1st Kill Devil Hills Cocktail and Culinary Weekend on Jan 20-22!

The event will take place right here at the Sea Ranch Resort on the OBX.

If you don’t know Outer Banks Distilling by name, you might know the name Kill Devil Rum, which is the rum they have been producing for a little over a year and a half (to great acclaim already as well) . One of their four founders, Matt Newsome,  will be a featured speaker, giving us a history of their spirits, the legend of “Kill Devil Hill” and hosting a rum-based mixology session.  Matt is a local with years of experience in the ever-evolving food and beverage scene here on the OBX, and will share his passion, creativity and knowledge.

Our Executive Chef, Sam Larson, will welcome Mark Newsome as guest chef for the culinary events; Mark brings his experience and  knowledge from the highly acclaimed Joshua Wilton House in Harrisonburg, VA. With such an impressive team working in tandem, we expect some delightful concoctions and very good times. The event will also include a visit to the Outer Banks Distilling location in Manteo, where attendees will tour the facility and see rum-making up close!

We expect this to be a fantastic weekend and will be the first of many great events in 2017…
Here are the Event Details:

Kill Devil Cocktails & Culinary Weekend January 20 – 22, 2017

The Sea Ranch Resort has teamed up with Outer Banks Distillery to host our first Kill Devil Cocktails and Culinary Weekend, featuring Kill Devil Rum

  • Oceanfront Guest Rooms $299 Main Building Guest Rooms (no in-room ocean view) $279 (*2br/2ba Condo rates and additional tickets available upon request, please call for rates and availability)
  • Your Package will include at two-night stay (Check-in, Friday, January 20) & two tickets to: 
    • Welcome Reception, Friday – 7 pm
    • Outer Banks Distillery Tour, Manteo Saturday – 11 am
    • Mixology Presentation, Sea Ranch event room, Saturday – 6 pm
    • Rum Dinner with guest chef, Sea Ranch Event Room, Saturday – 7 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday ~ Guests  may enjoy breakfast at their leisure. The Beachside Bistro will be serving a traditional breakfast menu featuring some special rum inspired recipes!  *Not included in package price


Here is more information about Sam, Matt and Mark:

Chef Sam Larson: Sam is the Executive Chef here at the Sea Ranch Resort. A native of Iowa, Sam began his cooking career at a very young age in his father’s cafe. He has spent many years here on the Outer Banks working his way through a variety of restaurants (Bacu, Red Sky, JK’s) and food service businesses (Fresh Market, Ocean Blvd Catering) learning how to bring an excellent dining experience to his customers. Sam’s culinary philosophy includes maximizing sustainable, high-quality, local products, and delighting the senses of his diners; he believes if you cook with love, ‘you can taste it.

Matt Newsome: Matt is a local who graduated from ECU and has spent over a decade in the restaurant and brewing industry here on the Outer Banks. He met his fellow partners in Outer Banks Distilling while working at the Outer Banks Brewing Station and is impatiently awaiting the release of their first spice rum as well as a barrel aged “gold” release this winter.

Mark Newsome:  Mark is a self taught chef who ran a farm-to-table restaurant in Harrisonburg VA, the Joshua Wilton house, for 15 years. He also ran a Tex Mex Tequila bar for two years which sparked his interest in distilled beverages.  He has been living on the outer banks full time for a year and a half and has plied his trade as the resident burger specialist at Art’s Place (which has one of the best burgers ever!) in Kitty Hawk, NC. Mark’s work at the Joshua Wilton House put him at the front edge of restaurants that support local farmers and was the first restaurant to use Polyface Farms Products. Mark also won First Top Chef at VA State University’s, has is a regular speaker on the topic of sustainability and using local products and has appeared on the Food Network with Bobby Flay.

*You must be 21 years or older for this package. Valid for travel dates of 1.20.2017 through 1.22.2017. Rates do not include tax or gratuities. No other discounts apply. Special Offer based on double occupancy — Up to 3 children under 18 @ No Charge, Age 18 and over $10.00 per night. **Condo Style Suites upgrade and additional tickets can be purchased by calling 252.441.7126 or email reservations@searanchresort.com for more information.

See You There!

The Sea Ranch Resort is an Oceanfront Hotel located in Kill Devil Hills, NC. We host special events for groups and weddings right here on the beach on the Outer Banks. Our full service event venue features ocean view accommodations, including condos which are perfect for your special visit. We host unique events throughout the year and are proud of the loyalty our customers show us.
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