For our first vendor spotlight, we are highlighting Pine & Poplar. Anna Kohler, Special Events Coordinator for Pine & Poplar, was kind enough to sit down with us and answer some questions. Keep reading to learn more!

  1. What would you like the Duke community to know about the Pine & Poplar venue? What makes you stand out? 

Pine & Poplar is a classy Downtown Durham venue which creates unmatched event experiences. With a true passion for food and beverages, events at Pine & Poplar promise to delight guests palates and leave a lasting impression. Walking distance from Downtown Durham’s finest attractions and accommodations, the venue offers a modern urban feel and a flexible canvas for any event vision.

  1. What is your most popular/ signature dish and/or beverage you would like people to try?

The wine! Pine & Poplar is owned by the team that brings you The Wine Feed stores in Raleigh and Durham. In fact, the venue is attached to the Durham location, and the store can be rented out along with the venue for larger events. Our staff boasts sommeliers and wine experts who help event hosts tailor impressive bar packages specifically for their event. Wines from around the world as well as local beer from Durham and beyond pair effortlessly with the fresh and flavorful options our chef creates. Where possible, Pine & Poplar strives to work with local farms and food producers to create global flavors with local roots.

  1. Do you offer event packages or is everything a la carte?

Yes! We offer all-inclusive event packages to make planning a breeze. We are also so happy to work with clients who would prefer to customize their own experience with a more a la carte method of planning. We are flexible and here to please!

  1. What dietary restrictions can you accommodate, if any? 

We are happy to customize our catering options for specific palates and dietary needs! Our chef and catering staff are adept at creating culinary delights for vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free guests.