Updated with Menu: Mountain to Sea Dinner - Celebrating Local Food at Joslin Garden!

The City of Oaks Foundation and Spread Catering are proud to host a special unique multi-course outdoor dining experience, on Sunday, April 29th, celebrating North Carolina food, its diverse growing regions and the people who cultivate them!

Proceeds from the event will benefit the City of Oaks Foundation and the beautiful Joslin Garden where the event will be held.


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- A meet and greet with local farmers and food aggregators representing each of the state's growing-regions from the Mountains to the Sea

- NC select raw oysters on the half shell and snacks upon arrival 

- 5 course tasting dinner - 4 savory dishes and 1 dessert 

- Wine pairings deluxe

- All presented in a beautiful garden setting



Featuring Local Food From

Representatives from these local North Carolina institutions will be available for conversation at the meet and greet and throughout dinner.



Upon Arrival:

Local's Seafood NC Select Oysters on the Half Shell w. Tarragon Mignonette, Spread's Pickled Horseradish Cocktail Sauce, Lemons and Tabasco

Old Milburnie Chicken Liver Pate w. our Bread and Butter Pickles on Grilled Yellow Dog Sourdough

House Smoked Cheddar Pimento w. our Bread and Butter Pickles on a Ritz

Amuse Region:

Cane Creek Farm Pork Larb, Easter Egg Radish, Toasted Anson Mills Ground Rice, Old Milburnie Farm Mini Romaine

Mountains Region:

House Smoked Sunburst Farms Rainbow Trout, Old Milburnie Sweet Potato Latke, Horseradish and Chive Crema, Sunburst Farms Smoked Rainbow Trout Roe

Piedmont Region:

Tartare of Firsthand Foods NY Strip, Old Miburnie Farm Spring Fennel, Han Tsai Tai, Tatsoi Oil, Watermelon Radish

Down East Region:

Buttermilk Fried Cane Creek Farm Coppa (cut by Left Bank Butcher), Sea Island Pit Peas, Poblano Relish, House Crema

The Sea Region:

Brown Butter Roasted Local's NC Tile Fish and Smoked NC Topneck Clam, Sage and Thyme Seasoned Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Wilted Mustard Greens, Old Milburnie Farm House Bacon Broth and Lardon

Sweet / Dessert:

Pan Seared Angel Food Cake, Local Strawberries and Soft Cream


4:00PM to 7:00PM




Event Sponsored By

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Eventbrite - Spring Pop Up Dinner at Joslin Garden



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Is there more information about the menu?

The menu is being finalized by the chef, and a complete copy will be available on this page soon.


This is an outdoor event. What if it rains or we have other bad weather?

We have made arrangements so that if we need to cancel the dinner because of bad weather we will reschedule the event for Sunday, May 6, 2018.  All guests will be notified via email as soon as any decision to reschedule the dinner due to rain or bad weather is made.  All tickets will be transferred from the rained out date to the May 6, 2018 date without needing to re-register.  


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes. Because wine will be served to guests, all guests should be prepared to show ID upon arrival. No one under 21 years old can be admitted.


Where do we go when we arrive?

Please enter the property via the garden path on West Lake Drive, and head toward check-in area, visible from the street. The driveway to the house will be closed.  Please check-in to confirm your reservation.


What are my parking options for the event?

If you are driving the event, please park on West Lake Drive, on the side of the street opposite of the homes. No parking is permitted in front of the neighbors' homes.


What should I bring into the event?

This is an outdoor event. Please dress for the weather and consider wearing shoes appropriate for walking on lawns and garden paths. Some areas of the garden, particularly those away from where dinner will be served, may not be accessible to those with limited mobility. 


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call us at 919-996-4773 or email info@cityofoaksfoundation.org.



What's the refund policy?

No-excuse-needed refunds are available up to 24 hours before the event through the EventBrite webpage. After 24 hours we are unable to process any refund requests, regardless of cause.



Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Bringing a ticket (either a print-out or being able to show an electronic copy) is recommended to speed your reservation confirmation, however it is not needed so long as the names on  your tickets match the names on your personal identification.



Can I update my registration information? Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You can update your registration information up to 24 hours before the event, including to change the name under which the reservation is registered. This will allow you to transfer the ticket to a friend should you be unable to attend.