Chef Kate's Duck Camp dinners feature hearty hunt camp classics, creatively prepared with locally sourced Down East NC ingredients, to fill hunters' bellies and nourish their souls as they gather with family & friends around the table, anticipating the morrow's hunt.
The heavenly smell of bacon and eggs frying fills the morning air as hunters toting heavy game straps make their way back from the corn impoundments to Big Woods Lodge. Hot coffee and fresh juices, applewood-smoked bacon & eggs, homemade biscuits, fresh fruit and pancakes with maple syrup transport hunters back to the authentic hunt camp experience of the good ol' days as they share stories of whistling wings over their decoys in the morning's hunt.
The Vintage Mattamuskeet Lake Cookout is the stuff of legend. Signature cocktails and fresh duck appetizers hot off the grill are the perfect accompaniment as hunters savor the evening flight of waterfowl over Lake Mattamuskeet from the water's edge on the covered deck of Swan Lodge. Tales are told and lifetime memories made as hunters gather around the campfire pit, around the oyster shucking table and next to the old wood stove at the dinner table in Sprigs, GameWay's vintage decoy room. Hunters can taste the salt and almost feel the cold water spray as boat-to-table fresh seafood from the Pamlico Sound satisfies their bellies and connects them to the timeless experience of real duck hunters along NC's infamous banks.