O.A.C. City Watches and Chef Jake Wood of 18 Seaboard to Host "Whiskey and Watches" Event

Need to get some early holiday shopping accomplished? O.A.C. City Watches is teaming up with Brand Ambassador and Chef de Cuisine Jake Wood of 18 Seaboard for a special collaboration, "Whiskey and Watches." Guests are invited to enjoy delicious bites paired with whiskey cocktails as you meet Mike Ciampa, local Raleigh designer from O.A.C. City Watches. Special discounts will also be available for all of your gift giving needs!

Tickets are $20 per person and available on Eventbrite. A Facebook event is also live.

Photography by Stacey Sprenz, Tabletop Media Group

Photography by Stacey Sprenz, Tabletop Media Group

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:30pm to 7:30pm
18 Seaboard Restaurant
18 Seaboard Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604


"Whiskey and Watches" Menu:
Sweet Onion Hush Puppy. Sorghum Creme Fraiche. Marshallberg Osetra Caviar
Paired with: “Whiskey Smash” | Jameson Black Barrel. Demerara Syrup. Lemon. Mint

Core Sound Oyster. Pimiento Goat Cheese. Prosciutto Maestri
Paired with: “Tea Time”(Seaboards Southern Tea) | Tschetter’s Whiskey. Earl Grey Tea. Orange Twist

Crispy Pork Belly Slider. Smoked Dukes Mayo. Brussel Sprout Slaw. Crystal-Cane Syrup
Paired with: “Grapefruit Bourbon Mule” | Knob Creek Bourbon. Fresh Grapefruit. Sours. Ginger Beer

Duck Ham. Grit Fritter. Bell Pepper Jam. Duck Fat Powder
Paired with: “Excuse me, what’s the time?” | Larceny Bourbon. Spiced Honey Liquer. Fresh Lemon

Surprise Dessert Amuse + A Sip Over Ice

About O.A.C. City Watches
Originally inspired by the young professional, O.A.C. City Watches are designed to be your everyday accessory. Whether you’re in a midtown office building or enjoying the nightlife downtown has to offer, O.A.C. City Watches are the perfect complement for any occasion. As such, we strive to create timeless designs with a flare of modern style to provide you with a timepiece that has enduring appeal. Your watch should be three things - dependable, accurate and styled to look great anywhere your modern life takes you. By adding quality parts to our designs we are able to make sophisticated watches that suit any occasion.

The watches are designed with classic look but with a modern feel. O.A.C. City Watches is based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. The brand name was derived from Raleigh being known as the City of Oaks. The reason for the deviation in the spelling of the brand is for sentimental reasons. The “O” and “C” are the first letters of the designer’s daughters' names. As for the roman numeral “V” it represents the first letter of the designer’s wife name.

About Chef Jake Wood 
A native to Apex and with family roots invested in North Carolina, Jake Wood’s passion for food was influenced by his grandparents and the state’s rich agricultural traditions. With inspiration from his family, Jake Wood embarked on a culinary career in Raleigh, which started at 42nd Street Oyster Bar. He began shucking oysters and eventually worked his way up to more important roles in the kitchen. Chef David Greenwell mentored Jake and was an advocate of him moving on to the next stages of his career. Jake then went on to become the Head Sushi Chef at The Cowfish in Raleigh, and soon after developed the food program for Raleigh Raw as the Executive Chef.

Currently, Jake serves as the Chef de Cuisine at 18 Seaboard and works with Executive Chef and Owner Jason Smith to push the envelope of fine dining and southern cuisine. He began working with 18 Seaboard in June 2017. Housed in downtown Raleigh’s "Shops at Seaboard Station"— a repurposed, historic coastal train depot— 18 Seaboard is a top-rated Triangle go-to destination for cuisine, service, hospitality and special events.

To download high resolution photographs, please visit the Google Drive link and credit Stacey Sprenz Photography. For press inquiries, please contact Kristen Baughman at kristen@tabletopmediagroup.com.

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Photography by Stacey Sprenz, Tabletop Media Group

Photography by Stacey Sprenz, Tabletop Media Group