DPAC, along with the producers of Bull City Food & Beer Experience and TASTE events (produced by Durham & Chapel Hill Magazines) collaborate to bring the inaugural Sip + Savor - A Wine & Food Experience. Their vision is to create an approachable event with educational components, and to highlight North Carolina’s finest restaurants & culinary talents by pairing them with wine from all around the globe. This event will also serve as an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for local charities and missions. All three levels of the famed DPAC will be opened up for attendees to engage with restaurants and wineries, in addition to an on-stage experience highlighting the North Carolina Wine Industry and the Agriculture that feeds it.
Additionally, they will host Causey Aviation VIP ticket holders in the newly renovated President’s Club with rare and specialty spirits, beer & wine and private catering. The Causey Aviation VIP experience offers a private entrance and restrooms for guests to take advantage of.
Educational components will showcase wine producers and Sommeliers from all over the world allowing access to some of the most respected personalities in the business. Enjoy an intimate environment that allows attendees to eat up the local culinary scene while learning more about it and the wines that are being shared.
Notable Chefs Participating and more to be announced: Scott Howell of Nana's, Michael Lee of M Sushi, Bill Smith of Crooks Corner, Eric Montagne of Standard Foods, Charlie Deal of JuJube, Brandon Sharp of Carolina Crossroads at the Carolina Inn, Aaron Benjamin of Gocciolina, Jim Wald of Glasshalfull, Tim Lyons of Blu Seafood & Kevin Callaghan of ACME.
Admission into the Sip + Savor – A Wine & Food Experience includes: • Souvenir Glass • Food Sampling from 30 of the area’s finest restaurants & wines around the world • Live Music on stage • A limited number of Causey Aviation VIP Ticket Holders will enjoy all elements of regular admission plus a private entrance and restrooms, exclusive VIP lounge, exclusive T-Shirt, 30-minute early event access, private access to VIP tasting lounge, VIP laminate and specialty spirit, rare beer and wine tasting only available to Causey Aviation VIP ticket holders.
Benefiting: This event is a fundraising event to benefit Keep Durham Beautiful (https://keepdurhambeautiful.org) a nonprofit, volunteer organization working in partnership with the City of Durham’s General Services Department and the County of Durham to bring private businesses, citizens and community organizations together to conserve and enhance the appearance and environment of Durham through cleanup events, beautification projects and educational activities.