Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Delicious Dinner with Prodigal Farms!

Last week, we had the wonderful folks from Prodigal Farm host a beer & cheese themed dinner at the Inn. With a fabulous four course meal, Mystery Brewery paired each course with one of the cleverly named brews. It was certainly a treat for all! 

Check out the line up:

Oysters baked with Prodigal Farm Marinated Feta, Kale & Breadcrumbs
paired with
Mystery Brewery's
“Ballantrae” Scottish
Scottish-Style Ale

  
Celeriac & Apple Soup with Chevre Cream and Celery Leaves
paired with
Mystery Brewery's
“Annabel” Black Saison 
Belgian-Style Farmhouse Ale

Goat Bolognese on Papperdelle Noodles with Goat "Asiago”
paired with
“Hornigold” English IPA
 Traditional British-style IPA

Soured Goat Milk Pie with Cajeta & Candied Walnuts
paired with
“Six Impossible Things” Chocolate Breakfast Stout


Dessert was so scrumptious....we started eating before the photo!

Thank you again to Mystery Brewery and Prodigal Farm for such a delicious dinner.

Interested in the next dinner? 
Keep a look out on our Facebook page for Inn events in the near future!

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Perfect Inn for your Wedding!

The holidays have hit, the champagne has been cheered and couples are engaged! It is such a great time of year. We start hearing from excited brides that want to see what the King's Daughters Inn has to offer for their big day!

If you want a little more information in advance, here are your options for the Inn:

1) Reserve the Inn for your family and friends to enjoy a small, boutique experience while your large ceremony and reception are held at another event space. We love to host wedding parties for the weekend. Couples utilize our event spaces (free of charge with all overnight accommodations rented) for rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons and a place to get ready and pampered the day of the wedding! With a full hot breakfast in the morning included in their stay, the wedding party has energy all day long!

Gina got married at Bay 7, but had her family & friends stay at the Inn.
Photo by Kevin Milz Photography
Gina got hair & make up done in the Saunders Room.
Photo by Kevin Milz Photography
2) Reserve the Inn for overnight accommodations and your reception. We can host up to 100 people for a mix & mingle wedding reception. Heavy hor's doerves that feel like a meal and people chatting on sofas and  comfy chairs are a great relaxed feel for a wedding. Guests can boogie down in Brodie Duke Hall following cake and coffee!

Samira & Greg got married outside in September, but came back to celebrate at the Inn!

Samira & Greg toasting their 100 guests!

3) Host your family and friends at the inn with a small ceremony and reception. Our parlor can hold a ceremony of up to 50 people seated.

Shelley & Michael enjoyed a small, intimate ceremony.

  And enjoyed a wonderful dinner and delicious cake following the ceremony!
No matter what type of wedding, we would love to play a part in it (big or small!).  Feel free to call our event coordinator, Samantha, to learn more about wedding information!

919.354.7000 ext. 2013 or kdi_events@thekingsdaughtersinn.com

Cheers!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Soul Mates or Solo: Valentine's Sparkling Wine Tasting for All!

 
Looking for a lovely way to begin your Valentine's Day?
(or if you aren't into that holiday...a lovely way to begin a rockin' Thursday evening?)
Join us for our 
Annual Sparkling Wine Tasing 
(our favorite event of the year!)
 Thursday, February 14th
5:30 - 7:30 PM
at
The King's Daughters Inn
Dining Room
$18.00/person or $30.00/couple
Reserve your spot here.* 
 (includes 5 wines and paired canapes)
Here are the wines we will be indulging in:
Roederer Estate Brut - California
Notes: It's crisp! Complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors.

 Gran Bach Cava -  Spain
Notes:  Melts like honey, apple preserve and fruits. It leaves hints of dry and  toasted fruits.
Szigetti Gruner Veltliner Brut - Austria
Notes: Peppery note, elegantly fresh fruit with an invigorating finish.

Mollydooker Miss Molly - Australia
Notes:  Blueberries, black currant and black cherries.

Toad Hollow Risque - France  
Notes: Crisp and fruity with nice acidity and a touch of natural sweetness.
After some sips and snacks, head to dinner or stay in! 
*Guests will receive 25% off an overnight accommodation with a reservation to the Sparkling Wine Tasting. 
Call 919.354.7000 ext. 203 for details.   

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Silver Bells Wedding: Kirsten & Terence

In April of 2012, Kirsten and Terence came to tour the Inn. They were absolutely adorable and smartly dressed, so I knew this wedding was going to be gorgeous! I also loved that they mentioned their love for Inkspot Crow's wedding documentaries won them over! Check one out here.

Kirsten and Terence exchanged vows on an early December evening at the Inn. They met in Durham and found it only appropriate to celebrate in the town that gave them each other. With the help of family, friends and well-versed vendors, their wedding and reception was impeccable.

Kristen & Terence on the Grand Staircase - Photograph by Perfect Expressions Photography
The evening began with the melodic sounds of the Virtuoso Strings as guests seated themselves for the the ceremony in the parlor. As the couple said "I do",   Extravagant Fare prepared a delicious meal of melt in your mouth short ribs accompanied by veggies and buttery mashed potatoes. The atmosphere of the Inn felt ethereal, with loved and classic arrangements and bouquets by the Watered Garden that accented the charcoal linens the bride special ordered from DeeJay's Event Rentals.

He was a "shoe" in for her - Photograph by Pefect Expressions Photography

As the evening continued, Daisy Cakes provided giant cupcakes in place of a traditional cake and guests were invited to dance the night away in Brodie Duke Hall. 

Having a Blast in Brodie Duke Hall-Photograph by Perfect Expressions Photography
To conclude the evening, guests bid the couple "adieu" with a sparkling exit. But, don't worry, the bride and groom went back to the party to enjoy the remainder of the evening and stay for the night.

A Sparkling Exit!

They were an absolute pleasure to work with along side Aunt Pam that was the best wedding assistant a bride (or niece) could ask for!

Perfect Image of Love - Photograph by Perfect Expressions Photography

Congrats to Kirsten & Terence!