The Deal: Incredible Chef’s Tasting Menu Arrives For October

From an outstanding culinary experience to great end-of-summer deals, here’s what you can find at The Shops of RDU with this month’s edition of “The Deal.”


A couple dines in Carolina Vintages in Terminal 2.

Chef Tasting Menu Debuts

An incredible deal is available during October at three airport restaurants operated by HMS Host. For $21 enjoy a Chef’s Tasting Menu with a complimentary to go bottle of water and $3 dessert add-on. Full descriptions are available at each participating restaurant, but here’s a snapshot of the menu:

Each meal includes:

  • Reverse Nachos
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Caesar Salad
  • Chef’s Potato

And your choice of protein:

  • Rosemary Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Pan Seared Salmon (+ $3)
  • Marinated Tri-tip Steak (+$3)

Where to Find it: Terminal 1: ACC American Café (Gate A8). Terminal 2: 42nd St. Oyster Bar (Concourse Entrance), Carolina Vintages (Gate D3) 

42nd St. Oyster Bar in Terminal 2.

42nd St. Oyster Bar in Terminal 2.

Fall Drink Specials Announced

Speaking of HMS Host, drink specials for the fall season have been announced. Find information about pricing in each participating restaurant. The specials are:

  • Spirits: (Jim Bean’s) Jacob Ghost Bloody Mary
  • Wine: Benziger Merlot or Sterling Vintners Merlot
  • Beer: Shock Top Pumpkin

Where to Find it: Terminal 1: ACC American Café (Gate A8). Terminal 2: 42nd St. Oyster Bar (Concourse Entrance), Carolina Ale House (Gate C17) Carolina Vintages (Gate D3) 

Summer Clearances Underway

It’s the end of summer at The Shops of RDU and that means a great time to save! Life is good has a wide variety of merchandise available at 50 percent off the regular price now through mid-October. And, remind yourself of summer with lifeguard-style shirts at 75% off at Hudson Aeromart and Hudson News/Discover.

Where to Find it: Hudson Aeromart, Terminal 2 (Gate C8). Hudson News/Discover, Terminal 2 (Gate D10). Life is good, Terminal 2 (Concourse Entrance). 

Jasmine Jackson of Marshall-Roussou

Jasmine Jackson of Marshall-Roussou

Need a Personal Shopper? Marshall-Rousso Can Help!

In a store filled with beautiful fashions, making decisions can sometimes be tough. The next time you shop in Marshall-Rousso or Ruby blue in Terminal 1, don’t be shy. The store’s associates are well trained in current fashion trends and can help you find the best look for your budget. In fact, a recent customer said that shopping with Sales Associate Jasmine Jackson was like shopping with one of her girlfriends.

Where to Find it: Marshall-Rousso and Ruby blue, Terminal 1 (Concourse Entrance) 

Popular Glitter T’s Featured At Flight Stop

Since opening in April, one of the most popular items to appear at Flight Stop is ladies’ glitter T-shirts featuring Raleigh. These hot items are now on sale for 2 for $25 in purple and gray. Also at Flight Stop, take advantage of new markdowns on Raleigh BBQ T-shirts and men’s tank tops. 

Where to Find it: Flight Stop, Terminal 1 (Gates A4 and A8) 

XpresSpa in Terminal 2

XpresSpa in Terminal 2

Free Flip-Flops in Terminal 2

The next time you get an urge to escape the hustle-and-bustle of travel, make your way into XpresSpa in Terminal 2. They’re giving away a free pair of foldable flip-flops with the purchase of a manicure and pedicure or deluxe pedicure.

Where to Find it: XpresSpa, Terminal 2 (Gate C10) 

And one more thing…

Are you traveling in November? We’re moving our popular The Shops of RDU coupon book to late fall. Starting November 1, you’ll be able to fall into savings with dozens of coupons and hundreds of dollars in savings throughout our terminals. Details to come!

About Andrew Sawyer

Andrew Sawyer is the External Communication Specialist for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and is the main writer for RDU’s website, electronic communication and airport publications. He’s also the primary face behind RDU’s social media channels. Andrew also assists with many other things, from media relations to event planning. In fact, he has an advanced degree in "other duties as assigned."
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