The 51 House Wins a Certificate of Excellence!

The 51 House has been recognized with a Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews earned on the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor. Chef Vic, the team at the 51 House and I thank all those guests who stayed with us from the beginning and continued to support us. We have worked very hard to achieve this Certificate of Excellence and will continue to provide this high level of food and service to all.
Warmest regards,
Rose Tummarello, Proprietor, Chef Vic and The 51 House Team

Beautiful Spring Wedding Expo!

On Sunday, May 6, The 51 House hosted local vendors for the first annual Spring Wedding Expo. Brides and Grooms (& their families) from all around the area attended to meet with exhibitors and enter raffles worth up to $350.


Thank you to our vendors who attended:  Nordstrom Event Planning and Packages, Mixin Mike DJ, Mel’s Sweet Treats, Anna Spruill Photography, Peebles – Tuxedo Rentals, BCP Floral, Deborah Sawyer/Beach Portraits.

Spring Wedding Expo Set for May 6


Area couples looking to plan their special day need look no further than the upcoming Spring Wedding Expo to be held Sunday, May 6 at Edenton’s newest event venue, The 51 House.

This special event is sure to give couples an ample supply of ideas for their wedding.

Exhibitors/vendors will include: photographers, wedding planners, florists, cake bakers, entertainers, bridal gowns/tuxedos rentals, beauty professionals, event rentals, and more. Tours will be available of The 51 House’s beautiful dining rooms and gorgeous event room that features spectacular views of the Albemarle Sound.

Vendors can be booked at the show for wedding services for any location in the Albemarle region.

Information will also be available on special wedding packages specifically designed for couples planning to marry at The 51 House.

“Couples will find everything they’re looking for to make their big day special and unique,” said Rose Tummarello, owner of The 51 House and host of the Wedding Expo.

“Hosting a wedding show for the Edenton area is something that’s been needed for a long time,” Tummarello said. “So, a core group of area professionals have worked to put together this event and showcase the many wedding services that are available.”

Couples who attend the show will have a chance to win prizes, including a free engagement portrait by Deborah Sawyer/Beach Portraits (valued at $350) and a free, one-hour planning consultation (valued at $100) with a Certified Wedding Planner with Nordstrom Events. Other prizes will also be given.

The bridal show is open to the public from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free for brides and grooms. There is a $15 charge per person for other attendees. Tickets will be available at the door, but it’s recommended to purchase them in advance. Free appetizers will be provided.



Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: The 51 House, 108 Wharf Landing Dr., Edenton

Tickets: Couple are free; others are $15 per person – call 252-482-2500 to reserve and pay at the door

Grand Opening of Our Special Events Space!

The 51 House recently celebrated the Grand Opening of our Special Events Space! The freshly renovated second floor of our gorgeous building has breathtaking views and is perfect for a wedding or other special occasion. We had a wonderful time celebrating with friends and industry professionals. If you’re looking to book a special event you can give us a call or fill out the event interest form on our website:

A Taste of Vegas Comes to The 51 House in Edenton

Is the small and slow-moving Northeastern North Carolina town of Edenton ready for the flash and flair of Vegas? Stay tuned, you-all.

Celebrity Chef Vic Vegas – best known for his numerous appearances on the hit reality TV show Bar Rescue – has been named Executive Chef at The 51 House on the Edenton waterfront, owner Rose Tummarello has announced.
Vegas played a lead role in the restaurant’s launch in the fall of 2016. Now he’s coming back to help oversee restaurant operations and spice up its culinary image, Tummarello said.
He’ll also take charge of all culinary aspects of Tummarello’s dream project – transforming the second floor of the restaurant into the region’s premier event space for weddings, banquets, corporate events and private parties.
Construction is underway, with a grand opening gala planned for mid-March.
Chef Vic is a self-taught chef specializing in traditional Italian and contemporary American comfort food, or, as he calls it, “food people like to eat.”
He worked his way up the culinary ladder from dishwasher to executive chef at a Las Vegas hotel restaurant. He moved from Brooklyn to Las Vegas when he was 13, but his culinary style reflects his classic, New York Italian background.
Today he’s known for a unique style that blends Vegas flair with the traditional recipes he learned from his mother and grandmother. “They’re really the reason I took this position at The 51 House,” he said in an interview. “I’m involved in a lot of projects, doing a lot of different things, but being a restaurant chef wasn’t one of them. I’m doing this as a way of paying homage to them, to get back to the basics they taught me, now I can teach others,” he said. “So when Rose called with the offer, I didn’t hesitate.”

“I’m involved in a lot of projects, doing a lot of different things, but being a restaurant chef wasn’t one of them. I’m doing this as a way of paying homage to them, to get back to the basics they taught me, now I can teach others,”

His 20-year career in the food industry includes a stint as the event specialist at the Rumor Boutique Hotel and Resort and the House of Lords Steakhouse in Las Vegas, where he specialized in high-volume banquets, holiday functions, weddings and corporate parties.
He first gained national television exposure in 2008, when he won the Gold Medal in the Food Network Challenge Big Bash Catering competition, followed by making the finals of the Food Network’s Next Star competition in 2010.
Tummarello brought in the Bar Rescue team – headed by star Jon Taffer – to flip their usual script and help her start the restaurant. “Jon’s team usually comes in to save restaurants from going under,” she said. “I thought we could bring them before we even opened, so we’d do things the right way from the beginning.”
Taffer and his team came up with every aspect of the new restaurant’s identity and operation – concept, design, décor and menu. As it turns out, the Taffer team’s most important contribution might have been bringing in a chef named Vic Vegas.

Welcome to The 51 House, Chef Vic “Vegas”

Welcome to The 51 House Chef Vic!


This week we welcomed our friend and new Executive Chef, Vic “Vegas” to The 51 House! Meet Chef Vic “Vegas”  who created the amazing menu for the 51 house per Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue, this weekend at The 51 House!