We welcome our new General Manager and Events Director, Wayne Hobbs, to The King's Daughter's Inn Family! While is a new resident to Durham he is no stranger to what this city has to offer. He has traveled the world for his opera career and has visited and enjoyed Durham for many years. He is an Excellent resource for all things dining and culture here in Durham. With his extensive knowledge of the Durham area, we decided to ask him what an ideal day in Durham for him would look like:
Wayne picked Parker and Otis as his perfect breakfast choice. This South Duke Street gem specializes in breakfast and lunch with a gourmet shop attached so you can sample all the best candies, wines, cheeses & snacks North Carolina has to offer.
For an early afternoon walk, Wayne choose the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. These 55-acre public botanical gardens are perfect for appreciating all the beauty of nature and seeing the colorful autumn leaves.
For lunch, Wayne said that he would make a true southern classic, a Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich.
Wayne chose Revolution for pre-dinner drinks. This contemporary hotspot is known for creative cocktails and delicious food. Vibrant drinks made with infused liquors, such as the Pink Peppercorn infused gin used in the Pink Salt and Pepper, are a wonderful start to a night out.
Piedmont was chosen as Wayne’s dinner destination. This innovative take on North Carolina’s regional cuisine is accomplished by working with local farms and using the best produce in the area. Shown above is Piedmont's fall salad of local vegetables, benne seed crisp, lettuce-tarragon purée, shaved Chapel Hill Creamery "Calvander," dijon vinaigrette
The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is the perfect place to see world class theatre and performers. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera will be at DPAC till Oct. 19th. Fun Fact: Wayne took on the role of Piangi in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Wayne is an avid fan of the performing arts so finishing the evening at DPAC completes his perfect Durham day.