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Mary Erwin visits The Vance Toe River Lodge in Plumtree, NC as their guest chef

Mary Erwin, Madam Chef, her adopted daughter Rina and her fiancé Kevin arrived, at The Toe River Lodge in beautiful Plumtree, North Carolina last weekend. Mary was being honored as a guest chef, compliments of Will Young and the gang at the Lodge. Mary says, “They had two tables waiting for my party, one inside and one out! It was so nice to have options! We chose to sit outside. My boyfriend and daughter both had the Seafood Alfredo, which was a rich, flavorful dish! Chef Will Young puts his own flair on his Alfredo by adding a multitude of smoky cheeses that will send you into orbit! I had Trout. Will chose that for me. He said it had literally been caught 2 1/2 hours earlier from their trout pond. After receiving it and cherishing it, I sent word back to the kitchen that it could've been "More Fresh"! :-) LMAO! It was fantastic!



We enjoyed a fabulous local wine of theirs that was from their winery located right in Plumtree along the South Toe River and was actually bottled on the Lodge Property. Nate McCollum runs the winery. It was delish and I bought a bottle, which is now proudly displayed, on my wine rack at home. Also, Will’s wife Edie brought us her homemade dessert sampler, which was simply divine; inclusive of cheesecake, chocolate-chocolate cake, Peach cobbler, etc. The night and the food were absolutely Yummy.



 We capped the night off by playing a game of pool on Will's personal billiard table. We had an audience of Lodge guests; Will admitted he was scared he might lose. It was awesome! He actually ended up winning with a shot underneath his leg! Since Will is and was a professional juggler, this shot became “Classic Will”! :-) It was a sweet victory he said; and we all loved it!

 We are definitely looking forward to working together and we want to arrange a photo shoot with his on-staff photographer ASAP.

 "I definitely recommend anyone try out The Vance Toe River Lodge and make friends with the Young family."

Their number is 828-765-9696 - www.vancetoeriverlodge.com/CMS/