Art Unveiling & Wine Dinner


Join Beaufort Wine and Food as it unveils the 2019 signature painting and spotlights its next community project during an evening celebrating the organization’s upcoming festival.
The dinner will be held Saturday, April 13th, at 6:00 pm at the NC Maritime Museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, 320 Front Street in Beaufort.

Susan Hecht, 2019 featured artist

The event will highlight the signature painting donated to BWF by featured artist Susan B. Hecht, of Raleigh. The signature painting will be featured on promotional material including the limited edition fine art poster associated with the 15th annual festival week held April 24 – 28, 2019. Prints will be available for sale during the event. The artwork will also be featured on Beaufort Wine and Food’s private label wines, which will be served at the event.

“We are thrilled with this year’s painting,” explains Lindsay Parker, Beaufort Wine and Food executive director. “We work closely with Vision Art Gallery in Morehead City to procure an artist each year, and this piece is sure to be a crowd favorite.”

Susan B. Hecht is a plein air and studio painter, and an art teacher based in Cary, NC. She began her career in advertising and graphic design, but once she picked up a paintbrush she never put it down.

Susan is a signature member of American Women Artists and Women Painters of the Southeast, as well as a member of Oil Painters of America and The American Impressionist Society.

Heading up the culinary side of the evening is French Chef Pascal Coulon, who will partner up with chefs from Carteret Community College’s Escoffier program to prepare an unforgettable meal for guests.

Pascal Coulon can be described as a young, fast talking, energetic French chef, with a warm, genuine, contagious smile.

Pascal and his wife Delphine bought and reopened La Grignotiere in Raismes, France in 2013. It only took a couple years for the restaurant to catch the eye of the famous Michelin guidebook, and in 2016 Pascal earned the much sought after Michelin Star. The Michelin Red Guide has been published for more than a century to review European hotels and restaurants, awarding stars for excellence to a select few establishments. Michelin inspectors, who remain anonymous, dine in reputable restaurants, write reports, and rank the best of the best with either one, two or three stars.

“Pascal Coulon and his wife Delphine propose a creative and refined cuisine,” comments the Michelin Guide. “He pays special attention to work with irreproachably fresh quality ingredients that he highlights with simplicity. By tasting his menu in his elegant and modern restaurant, we discover a fine cuisine that is missing neither flavor nor exceptional quality.”

Before owning his own restaurant, Pascal spent ten years working in a classic French restaurant in Paris, and then five years at Potel & Chabot, perhaps one of the most exquisite and well-known caterers national and internationally.

The Escoffier chefs include Anthony Garnett of Blue Ocean Market; Charles Park, Chair of the Culinary Programs at CCC and owner of Beaufort Grocery; Floyd Olmstead, owner of Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant; James Clarkson of the Culinary, Baking and Pastry Programs at CCC.

Paired with the evening’s cuisine will be an extraordinary line up of French wines that will feature Beaufort Wine and Food’s signature artwork on the label. These private labels wines are possible with the support and partnership of the Queen of Wines, who sources and imports exquisite and sustainably-grown family estate wines from France and delivers them all over North Carolina. Guiding guests throughout the evening will be French wine principal Martin Garnier.

Passionate about travel and wine, Martin then studied in Reims, at the heart of the Champagne region and graduated with a Master of Science in Wine & Champagne.

He started his professional life at Champagnes Pol Roger in the Marketing & Communication Department.

He then headed to Vietnam to be the Assistant Retail Director for Red Apron (a subsidiary of the Asian Cellars Company).

He came back to France and has been working with family wineries to help them gain recognition for their wines and unique stories.

“I am proud today to be working closely with the winemakers from the Cave de Tavel, contributing to their expansion abroad and representing their renowned wines. I can’t wait to discover North Carolina, to share the history and traditions of Tavel’s unique wine region at the heart of Southern France” explains Garnier.

Proceeds from the event will go towards BWF’s next large scale community project; funding $100,000 of a new, state of the art culinary and hospitality building on the Carteret Community College campus.

General Tickets: $100 | BW&F Members: $90

*Tickets are non-refundable as these events are for charity. ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND, NO EXCEPTIONS. No pets or strollers allowed at any BWF events.

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Event Details

Start date: April 13, 2019

Start time: 06:00 p.m.

Venue: 320 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: (252) 515-0708