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We were honored to be included in Courtyards & Cobblestones 2019, which is Wilmington's premier wedding showcase event.  Each year, the Courtyard's & Cobblestones team selects the best vendors in all areas of wedding planning and design including venues, event planners, florists, DJ's, photographers & videographers, bakeries and of course, caterers, to show off their talents for over 700 prospective brides-and-grooms-to-be.

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We were paired with a fantastic team including, Wrightsville Manor, Salt Harbor Design, Millie Holloman Photography, Blueberry Creative, Party Suppliers Rentals, One Belle Bakery, Active DJ and Violinist Maura Kropke among others.  It was a great time collaborating with these talented entertainers.

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Our menu included many of our favorites including the classic Marinated Tomato & Gruyere Tart, our Shrimp & Grits with Applewood Smoked Bacon & Cured Tomatoes, Peach BBQ Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Broccoli & Apple Slaw and our Spicy Mexican Barbacoa Tostaditas with Avocado Cream and Cilantro.

Contact us to plan the wedding menu of your dreams here in Wilmington or Wrightsville Beach.

Valentine’s Dinner 2019

Save the date and join us on Thursday, February 14th for a romantic, candlelit dinner featuring an a la carte menu highlighting all our favorite local farms. We’ll also be pairing the dinner with some exceptional wines from our friends at Jones Von Drehle winery located in the Yadkin Valley right here in North Carolina.

We’ll be publishing the Valentine’s Dinner menu in the next few days, so stay tuned and make your reservations early… this event will sell out!

Also remember our entire Valentine’s Dinner menu will be available for carry-out for you to enjoy at your own table!


Salad Nicoise is a dish you don’t see on menus too often these days. I really like a Salad Nicoise… especially when the eggs are perfect like the ones in this photo. Even at nice restaurants cooks often overcook the eggs which really bugs me cause if they just set a timer the eggs could always be perfect. Overcooked eggs are just a problem the world doesn’t need to have.

At any rate, whenever I eat Salad Nicoise I’m reminded of the first time I ever had one. It was around this time of year and it was one of those perfect summer nights. Clear skies, not too hot, a little breeze blowing. I was dating this girl and I have to admit, I was kind of falling for her. She was one of those girls who just brought the whole energy up when she walked into the room. She was always doing cool stuff and bursting with great ideas.

Well, on this perfect summer night her great idea was to jump on her motorcycle (yeah, she had a motorcycle) and ride to Chicago. So off we went and pretty soon I find myself blasting up Lake Shore Drive on this perfect summer night riding a cool old motorcycle with this girl I’m kind of falling for on the back.  The city lights are blazing on the left and the waves on Lake Michigan are crashing up over the breakwall on the right as I downshift and lean into the hairpin turn at Oak Street, taking it fast so she has to squeeze me just a little tighter.

We exit Belmont, shoot over to Clark St. and turn south. The city is everything you want a city to be on a perfect summer night. It’s all colorful lights and that beautiful downtown cacophony of engines and horns and distant sirens and music. There’re tons of people out and the restaurants and bars are packed, their patrons spilling out onto the sidewalks and mulling around talking because no one wants to go home on a perfect summer night in Chicago.

It’s great to be on a motorcycle in the city cause you can see, hear, smell and even taste everything the city’s dishing up… plus it’s way easier to find a place to park. So we back into a little spot right in front of Jerome’s (you guys remember Jerome’s, right?) and even though it’s packed somehow we magically get a table on the patio that looks right out over Clark Street.

I’d never heard of Salad Nicoise but fortunately this girl I’m kind of falling for knows all about it and she orders one so I get one too. We sit there on the patio at Jerome’s and watch the people and talk and eat our Salad Nicoises on a perfect summer night and I’m still buzzing from the thrill of the motorcycle ride and at some point it just hits me that man, this is IT. This girl is THE ONE. I want to eat Salad Nicoise with this girl forever. Within a year of that perfect summer night we were married and that was 24 years ago. We’ve shared a lot of meals and I still love sitting across a table from her. She’s still brimming with energy and bursting with great ideas. And when she boils the eggs, she gets them perfect every time.

~ By Matt


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Our First Press!

     Jessica Maurer of the Wilmington Business Journal called to interview Kim the other day.  She wrote this nice article about Spoonfed Kitchen for the WBJ.  Thanks Jessica!


Salad Nicoise… And a Little History

… whenever I eat Salad Nicoise I’m reminded of the first time I ever had one. It was around this time of year and it was one of those perfect summer nights. Clear skies, not too hot, a little breeze blowing. I was dating this girl and…

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