Once a month, we set a long table down the middle of the store, gather our friends and folks we admire, and watch the fabulousness happen. After-hours, up-close and personal, these dinners are unique experiences designed around local restaurants, exceptional authors, and sometimes both at the same time. Each menu will reflect a special pairing.  Pat Conroy loved it; you will, too.

Come on in, kids; dinner’s ready.

May 20, 2018 at 7pm

Sunday Sit-Down Supper with Grits & Groceries and author Denise Kiernan


The Biltmore Estate is the largest private home ever built. With 175,000 square feet and 250 rooms, gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park, and a guest list that included luminaries from Theodore Roosevelt to F. Scott Fitzgerald— there’s no place like it. It’s truly one of the wonders of our part of the world.

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So we couldn’t be more thrilled to host author Denise Kiernan for a Sunday Sit Down Supper with her book, The Last Castle: The Epic Story Of Love, Loss, And American Royalty In The Nation’s Largest Home. We’ll get to hear about the Vanderbilt family who built the estate, and how the property endured world wars, financial crisis, and private tragedy to become the public attraction it is today.

Joining Denise in the kitchen will be our good friends Joe and Heidi Trull of Grits and Groceries. Heidi will be drawing on her old-school sense of Southern opulence to craft a menu that reflects the time and place of the book. We can’t think of a match that sounds like more fun than this one. A copy of The Last Castle is included in your ticket. Get yours quick!

Stay tuned for menu details!

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**No refunds or transfer of tickets to a future supper within 10 days of the event**