Foodies from across the world flock to Ashley Christensen's famed Raleigh restaurants, but not many get to dine in her home. And while North Carolina is a mecca for craft beer enthusiasts, few have enjoyed a custom brew from Fullsteam owner Sean Lilly Wilson.
Enter to win the Dinner Party of a Lifetime hosted by Ashley and Sean with some of North Carolina's finest flavors. You'll be the guest of honor at this dinner party crafted exclusively for the occasion, and you'll get to hear about the inspirations, places and flavors that inspire your culinary hosts.
This three-night stay will include hotel accommodations for two at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, as well as vouchers for fine dining around Wake County. You'll enjoy a three-course dinner for two at Heron's at The Umstead with wine pairings, and gift cards to The Oxford and Zinda restaurants, both located in Raleigh. Winners will also receive two passes for the downtown Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour, as well as a $1,000 Visa Gift Card to use toward travel expenses.
The dreaded pirate Blackbeard might have ended his exploits hundreds of years ago, but his ship Queen Anne's Revenge remains off North Carolina's Crystal Coast. You can dive into this rich history, with a scuba diving excursion into the Queen Anne's Revenge.
This three-night trip includes an oceanfront condo for two courtesy of Atlantic Beach Realty, a tour of Blackbeard's artifacts at the North Carolina Maritime Museum and tickets to experience the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Beaufort Historic Site, and a Beaches and Banks Tour from Southern Air. During a ferryboat ride to Cape Lookout, you'll be able to picnic along this pristine shoreline with the option to climb the lighthouse for a spectacular view. You'll also enjoy gift certificates toward fine dining at Circa 81, Bistro by the Sea, and Amos Mosquito's restaurants, all favorites among Crystal Coast visitors.
This package also includes a $1,000 Visa Gift Card to use toward travel expenses.
Note: Only certified SCUBA divers may participate in the Queen Anne's Revenge wreck dive experience.
Thousands of people experience the wonder of America's largest home and the estate surrounding it each year, but few get to experience it like they own it. On this trip you'll enter the Vanderbilts' world with behind-the-scenes access to exclusive rooms and areas across the estate, led by experienced and knowledgable curators. You'll also enjoy the finest dining Asheville has to offer, living like a Vanderbilt from start to finish.
This trip includes three nights accommodations for two at the Renaissance Downtown Asheville, where you'll find yourself amidst one of the most diverse and bustling mountain cities you can imagine.
At Biltmore, you'll get to choose from a suite of exclusive options, selecting three activities from the following choices offered only to the winner.
Dining options include a VIP dinner for two in a unique setting not allowed by daily visitors, a private orchid evening dinner for two in the Winter Garden of Biltmore House (available January through March), or an exclusive dinner for two on the rooftop of Biltmore House, accompanied by a string quartet.
And to see the Biltmore that others can't, you can choose from a closed-door tour of Biltmore House, a four-hour private Biltmore Professional Development Course taught by Biltmore leadership, or a land tour guided by Biltmore's Chief of Agritourism. Also available is your choice of one of the optional hands-on elements at Biltmore, whether planting tulip bulbs with the chief horticulturist, decorating the Christmas tree (season permitting), horseback riding, spending the day with a Biltmore museum service staff member, being Doc's apprentice for a day or making your own wine with Biltmore's wine maker.
This prize package also includes a $1,000 Visa Gift Card to use toward travel expenses.