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PinPoint Restaurant Hosts An Evening on Point, a Kickoff Dinner for Wilmington Wine & Food Festival with Guest Chef Scott Howell of Nana’s in Durham, NC

  • PinPoint Restaurant 114 Market Street Wilmington, NC, 28401 United States (map)

PinPoint Restaurant will host An Evening on Point—a kick-off dinner for the Wilmington Wine & Food Festival on Tuesday, April 12 starting at 6:30PM with guest chef Scott Howell of Nana’s in Durham, NC. PinPoint Chef Dean Neff and Howell are collaborating on the special five course dinner that will be paired with Austrian wines from Bordeaux Fine and Rare and Amy Siler. The dinner is $85 per person and the menu is as follows:


1st Course, Chef Dean Neff

Smoked sturgeon with puffed Anson Mills black rice, gomasio, uni-crème fraiche, and preserved local citron

Steininger Gruner Veltliner Kamptal 2015


2nd Course, Chef Scott Howell

Lobster Agnolotti with black garlic sauce

Hillinger Pinot Gris 2013


3rd Course, Chef Dean Neff

Grilled ratatouille salad with charred eggplant, spiced tomatoes, crispy field peas, and salsa verde

Anton Bauer Rose 2015


4th Course, Chef Scott Howell

Beef short rib with seared Hudson Valley foie gras

Hillinger Eveline Pinot Noir 2014


5th Course, Pastry Chef Lydia Clopton

Kumquat pudding cake with chamomile ice cream

Steindorfer Seewinkel Beerenauslese 2012

 Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the charities of the Wilmington Wine & Food Festival—C.A.R.E,. FurEver Friends, Skywatch, and Bellamy Museum.

 Chef Scott Howell, a native of Ashville, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He has worked at an impressive array of restaurants including Bouley, Campanile, Magnolia Grill, and Arcadia and worked in Italy for six months at the prestigious San Domenico. He opened Nana’s in 1992 in Durham, NC.

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