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2013 Taste of Charleston Preview



tasteofchsThe “Southern Living Taste of Charleston” will be held from September 27th until the 29th.

Here’s a look at this year’s delicious events:

Friday, September 27th

  • Dine Around – Various Locations throughout the day
    • Nearly 20 restaurants will design a 3-course menu, each course paired with a specialty/craft beer. No tickets required. Participating restaurants are listed below.
  • Sweet & Southern on Shem Creek – Cottage on the Creek from 6 pm – 10 pm
    • Guests will be treated to Lowcountry cuisine served by local caterers and moonlit harbor cruises. Features a performance by Gigi Dover & Big Love. Tickets are $50.

Saturday, September 28th

  • Dine Around – Continues
  • Iron Chef Competition – Culinary Institute of Charleston’s Palmer Campus from 6 pm – 9 pm
    • A showcase of local chefs in a head-to-head battle. After the secret ingredient is announced, the chefs will have 45 minutes to create and cook at least 4 dishes to be judged by a panel of experts.
    • Contestants: Chef Drew Hedlund (Fleet Landing) and Chef Brandon Buck (Middleton Place) vs. Chef Jael Allen (Mosaic) and Chef Eva Broyles (Eli’s Table).
    • Amphitheater seats are sold out, but General Admission Tickets are still available. They include a televised viewing of the competition in a viewing room with complimentary beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25.

Sunday, September 29th

  •  Main Event – Boone Hall Plantation from 10:30 am until 5 pm.
    • 50 Lowcountry restaurants serve sample size portions and beer/wine. Specialty and imported beer tasting tent, live entertainment, the legendary “Waiters’ Race” and a children’s area. Tickets are $17.50.
    • The event benefits many charities.

Restaurants Participating in the Dine Around

  • 82 Queen
  • Anson Restaurant
  • A.W. Shucks
  • Basil – Mount Pleasant
  • Basil – Downtown
  • Blu Restaurant and Bar
  • Bocci’s Italian Restaurant
  • Burton’s Grill
  • Carter’s Kitchen
  • Home Team BBQ
  • Holy City Hospitality Group
  • Lowcountry Bistro
  • Mosaic Cafe
  • Red’s Ice House
  • Republic Garden & Lounge
  • Sea Island Grill at Wild Dunes Resort
  • Steel City Pizza
  • Swamp Fox Restaurant
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