Elizabeth’s Café & Winery

1177 Duck Road
Scarborough Faire Shoppes
Duck, North Carolina
252.261.6145 · elizabethscafe.com

Owner/sommelier Leonard G. Logan, Jr. has polished his wine tasting skills over 19 years of interaction with some of the world’s best winemakers. So it’s no surprise that Logan is a champion of food and wine pairing, as best seen in the nightly six-course wine dinner. Chef Brad Price has been in the kitchen since 1998 and the rest of the staff (a k a “the family”) tends to stay on as well. While the spot was once a hot dog joint, it has traded fast food decor for European charm. The main dining room French country, while a second space sports rustic wine racks on stone walls. In 2008, the wine shop became a wine gallery, offering small plates and wine flights, as well as Chef Price’s oil paintings.

The Stats
Number of selections: 1,650
Bottles in inventory: 7,325
Number of wines by the glass: 20
BYO: Yes. Corkage Fee: $30 (waived for special bottles)
Wine list highlights: Solid offerings, international and domestic. A vertical from Araujo (1999-2005), selections from Lewis Vineyards, Hanzell Sonoma Pinot, Halleck Russian River Pinot and a Harlan vertical (1996-2004). Strong offerings from Le Montrachet and a broad range of Pétrus (1988 to 2005).

Published on January 14, 2009
Topics: Top 100 Restaurants, Wine Destinations

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