Produced by weareportico.com
Director: Toni Wheaton
DP: Chris Wheaton
Assistant, Editor: John
2nd Camera: Lindsey
This fall we created a film to showcase the award winning Herons Restaurant located inside the renowned Umstead Hotel and Spa. This film highlights the unique relationship between, the head Chef Steven Devereaux Green and local farmer Maggie, as they collaborate to infuse the flavors of local produce into the upscale dining experience at the Herons restaurant.
Herons is the signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The intimate 98-seat dining room features a full-view kitchen, original artwork and floor-to-ceiling windows with views.
The Culinary Team masterfully redefines American cooking by presenting classic ideas translated with local, seasonal ingredients and precise technique, brightening each ingredient's flavor and purpose.
The Umstead is pleased to offer homegrown vegetables and herbs from our nearby dedicated farm. Herons has been recognized by Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, and Southern Living, in addition to receiving numerous accolades and awards including Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide and Five Diamonds from AAA.