Ocean Isle Beach, NC – A four-course gourmet Italian dinner with wine pairings will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, February 24, at Maria’s Pizzeria & Bistro to benefit the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc.
The foundation manages the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. Cost is $60 per person (plus tip), and seating is limited. For reservations, please call 910-579-3233. Maria’s Pizzeria & Bistro is located at 120 Causeway Dr. Ocean Isle Beach.
This fine dining event is a precursor to the foundation’s annual Wine Fest fundraiser, which will be held April 25 at the museum. The theme for both events will be the Roaring 20’s: Then and Now.
For the February 24 event, Maria’s chef has designed a special multi-course dinner:
Course One features Italian Deviled Eggs paired with Tommasi Pinot Grigio.
Course Two includes fresh Eggplant Lasagna layered with tomato sauce paired with Pio Cesare Chardonnay.
Course Three will serve Tortellini Michaelangelo, a cheese-filled tortellini, with Mezzo Negroamaro.
Course Four features Braised Wild Boar Shank with Tommasi Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dessert will be Sfoglia, an Italian puff pastry, served with Villadoro Moscato.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach. Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach.
Admission is free for members, active duty military and disabled veterans plus one guest (must include military ID cardholder). Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12) and free for ages 2 and under. Visitors to either facility can get $2 off admission to the second location by presenting their receipts within one week of visit.
For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina or Ingram Planetarium, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.