The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association
proudly presents the 28th Annual
” Taste of Charleston”
The Taste of Charleston is a three day celebration beginning Friday, October 10, at the Culinary Institute of Charleston Iron Chef Competition – (Palmer Campus Downtown). The competition will introduce the Culinary Institute’s new, $10 million Palmer Campus with a competition that pits some of Charleston’s finest, nationally renowned chefs in a head-to-head culinary battle. 6:00-9:00 PM – $10 – for tickets call 843-577-4030.
On Saturday, October 11, Taste of the Arts on Gallery Row – Broad Street – Downtown Charleston Art Galleries – This art walk combines Lowcountry art with the culinary arts. Participating galleries in downtown Charleston will showcase the talents of local artists while offering festival guests a sampling of appetizers and desserts from Charleston’s finest restaurants. 6:00-8:00 PM – $10 – for tickets call 843-853-5002.
On Sunday, October 12, the grounds at beautiful Boone Hall Plantation will be transformed into a sea of culinary delights featuring 40 of Charleston and the Lowcountry’s finest restaurants
In addition to the wonderful culinary delights the “Taste” will feature the famous “Waiters Wine Race” sponsored by Electronic Merchant Systems, beer and wine tasting, our special Children’s Corner (with petting zoo), the “Best of the Taste,” East Coast Party Band (main stage) and Cooking Demonstrations by some of Charleston’s finest chefs including Enzo Steffenelli from Sea Island Grill at Wild Dunes, Craig Diehl from Cypress and others.
Gates open at 10:30 AM. Advance tickets for the “Taste of Charleston” at Boone Hall Plantaton will be available at all Charleston area Applebee’s Restaurants, through the Association Office as well as online. Food tickets will be sold in $1 increments at the event. Souvenir “Taste” t-shirts will also be available for purchase. Rain or shine. No pets or coolers, please.
As in years past, proceeds from the “Taste” will benefit Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center and Charleston County Science Materials Resource Center.
What a great event this was to welcome Brownie Harris to Charleston! Fun was had by all 70 guests. Randy welcomed the group and introduced them to The Real Estate Studio and the Studio’s featured artist Brownie Harris.
Just look at how beautifully the Studio was transformed into a dining mecca.
(See more pictures from the evening.)
Jimihatt, McCrady’s cook, started Charleston’s first underground supper club, Guerrilla Cuisine, about a year ago and it has become all the rage. Ours sold out before it was announced!
The guest chef, Kelly Franz of Magnolia’s, prepared a delicious menu featuring fresh fish and locally grown vegetables while Graham Worley and Kris Woodrum entertained us with their dueling guitar play.
The menu: watermelon Gazpacho with a smoked salmon cake; chopped cauliflower salad; pink snapper with eggplant au gratin and vegetables; triggerfish tempura with scalloped sweet potatoes; elegantly finished with “uptown” marguerite cheesecake for dessert.
Visit www.guerrillacuisine.com for next month’s event information.
Brownie Harris’ Grand Opening Reception is Fri., Oct. 3, from 6 – 9 p.m. For more information please contact email@example.com