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Enjoy a Chefs’ Kitchen Tour

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

IMG_7300On this Charleston Culinary Tours’ three hour walking tour, you will meet the talented chefs behind some of Charleston’s greatest restaurants and gain insight into their ideas, methods and creativity. The Chefs’ Kitchen Tour will visit five restaurants and introduce you to lowcountry chefs who will discuss the inspirations for their restaurants and provide a tour of their kitchens. In addition to visiting kitchens, the tour will include various samples along the way, including coffee and pastries, delicious biscuits from a celebrated Charleston biscuit maker and a selection of traditional southern dishes.

HOURS: Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

MEETING PLACE: 375 Meeting Street, Charleston Visitor Center, Ann Street entrance

COST: $60 per person

All Charleston Culinary Tours are limited in size in order to deliver an intimate, personalized experience. Each day is unique as destinations rotate according to restaurant availability. Tours are held rain or shine. These are walking tours and historic Charleston has a number of very uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Each guest will have ample opportunity to interact with your tour guide as well as the chefs and other restaurant staff that you meet.

For more information or to book this Chefs’ Kitchen Tour, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

Chef’s Showcase At The Farmer’s Market Culinary Tour

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil
Photo by Walker Angell

Photo by Walker Angell

Don’t miss the last Chef’s Showcase At The Farmer’s Market Culinary Tour on Saturday, December 5th from  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This three hour tour showcases some of Charleston’s best chefs and Charleston’s award-winning farmer’s market, which was nationally ranked by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Starting at the corner of Meeting and John Streets near the Charleston Visitor Center, you will meet your tour guide and that day’s participating chef, who will lead the group to the farmer’s market to pick out the freshest ingredients the market has to offer.  After you and your chef pick out ingredients and you explore the market, your guide will take the group on a walking tour for approximately 45 minutes.  Meanwhile, the chef will prepare a multi-course meal utilizing the ingredients just purchased at the market, for a true farm-to-table experience. This is a great way to explore the market, meet one of Charleston’s culinary masters and see how creative that chef can be in the kitchen! The tour costs $65 and tickets can be purchased here.

History on tourCharleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston cuisine, cocktails and history with unique tours that highlight the lowcountry. All tours are limited in size in order to deliver an intimate, personalized experience. Each guest will have ample opportunity to interact with your tour guide as well as the chefs and other restaurant staff that you meet. On each tour, you will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations. Charleston Culinary Tours are held rain or shine. For more information about Charleston Culinary Tours, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

Garden and Gun Jubilee

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

42521471011453100Join Garden & Gun for the third annual JUBILEE 2015 on 12/04- 06. The event will be a lively mix of sporting, shopping, food, music, and art, as well as special dinners and live entertainment on the grounds of the historic state park Charles Towne Landing. Attracting G&G readers from all over the country, the three-day festival is a celebration of the best of Southern culture and promises to delight and inspire. This Made in the South weekend is the largest signature event the magazine hosts sharing this spirited gathering of people, products, and personalities.

Daily tickets are available for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional ticketed events include the Thursday Night Oyster Roast, the Opening Breakfast, the Southern Seafood BBQ, and Casting Sessions with Flip Pallot. All events sold out last year. Space is limited, so be sure to purchase your JUBILEE tickets here soon.

Tale of the Fish

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

1The flavors of the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts of Italy marry for a deliciously indulgent evening and reception for Tale of the Fish at the Grand Pavilion at Wild Dunes on Sunday, October, 18th from 5-8pm. Let your toes sink into the sand as you savor the coastal Italian inspired dishes of Charleston’s own celebrated chef, Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca  &  Coda Del Pesce  and friends. Italian libations to Lowcountry ingredients infused with Italian tradition, Tale of the Fish offers an evening like no other where the vibrant tastes of Italy and the beauty of coastal Carolina meet.

Event tickets are available to purchase for $85 per person (21 and over only) by clicking here or calling 843.886.2218 today!

Featured Chefs: 

Brett Sparman: Sea Island Grill, Isle of Palms, SC

Dean Max: DMJ Restaurant Group , FL

Ken Vedrinski: Trattoria Lucca & Coda Del Pesce , Charleston, SC

Mike Lata: FIG & The Ordinary, Charleston, SC

Michael Toscano: Perla , New York, NY

Steve Greene: The Umstead, Cary, NC

The menu will be paired with superb Italian wines from a wide variety of wineries:

Bottega Viniaia, Trentino, Italy

Cantine Argiolas, Sardinia, Italy

Castello Banfi, Tuscany, Italy

Bollini, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Torre Zambra, Abruzzo, Italy

Santa Martina, Chianti and Maremma, Italy

Bertani, Veneto, Italy

For more information and tickets, click here.

Vote for the Best Shrimp and Grits in Charleston

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

Charleston Culinary Tours is looking for the top shrimp and grits in the Lowcountry. Voters will have the chance to choose the best with a six round bracket-style contest. 64 restaurants from Husk, Amen Street and Prohibition to Tavern & Table, Another Broken Egg Café and many more will start in the running but only one will remain in the end. Voters who register will also be entered to win several Downtown and Upper King Street culinary tours as well as Mixology tours, not to mention a culinary getaway grand prize which includes a two night stay at Wild Dunes Resort, a culinary tour and dinner for two at the winning restaurant. Participants can vote at www.charlestonculinarytours.com now through April 6th.

“We wanted to offer a fun culinary contest to run in conjunction with the timing of the NCAA basketball tournament,” said Oscar Hines, co-owner of Charleston Culinary Tours. “We chose the restaurants and seeds for the contest but it is up to the fans to choose the best shrimp and grits in Charleston.”
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Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations.

For additional information about the shrimp and grits contest or to enter, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

3rd ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY HOEDOWN NEXT WEEKEND

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

It’s that time once again to suit up in your finest plaid and cowboy boots for the 3rd annual Lowcountry Hoedown presented by Bottles Beverage Superstore. This all-inclusive shindig returns to Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed next weekend on Saturday, November 8 from 7-11pm. Dubbed a “Celebration of Southern Fare & Libations…Set to a Fiddle”, an impressive line-up of restaurants, distilleries, breweries, and bands will be on-site serving up the best of the South.

486507_403831886330943_2111300636_nSip & swig on bourbon, moonshine, whiskey cocktails, and craft brews from two dozen Southern distilleries & breweries including Charleston’s own Holy City Brewing and Striped Pig Distillery. Nibble and nosh on BBQ & tasty Southern treats from a dozen restaurants and artisan food vendors. Be sure to cast your vote for Fan Favorite Eat & Drink, as the coveted squirrel awards are prized at the end of the night to one lucky restaurant and distillery or brewery.

Of course, no Hoedown is complete without dancing, so plan to get down to the funky rhythms of two fantastic bluegrass bands: Seven Handle Circus from Atlanta, GA (returning from 2013, after popular demand!) and The Dunder Chiefs from Charleston, SC.

As we like to say if it’s from South of the Mason-Dixon Line and East of the Mississippi, it’s fit for this Hoedown. So suit up in your best Hoedown attire and prepare for a boot stompin’ good time.

Tickets can be purchased at Bottles Beverage Superstore (610 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant) or online at www.lowcountryhoedown.com. Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 at the door (if available), and include sampling from all participating vendors and live entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit Lowcountry Food Bank, whose mission is to lead the fight against hunger in our area. Please support them and families in need this season.

Check out Callie’s Little Hot Biscuit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

Located at 476 1/2 King St in downtown Charleston, Callie’s Little Hot Biscuit is a small, grab & go eatery serving piping hot Callie’s award-winning biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and other locally inspired breakfast and lunch treats.

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“Since the beginning of this business, fans of Callie’s Biscuits have urged us to open up a little shop — ‘a hot little biscuit shop’ they would say,”  said owner Carrie Morey. “476 ½ King Street has just the right character, and we’re thrilled to squeeze into all 629 square feet of it and make it a destination, albeit tiny, for biscuit lovers near and far.”

Carrie Morey (right) - owner and daughter of  Callie White

Carrie Morey (right) – owner and daughter of Callie White

More about Callie’s Charleston Biscuits:
Carrie Morey had an early introduction to the food world courtesy of her mother, caterer extraordinaire, Callie White. Callie’s unique style of Southern fare and global flair kept her booked years in advance for everything from casual Lowcountry gatherings and chic cocktail parties to celebrity wedding receptions. The client favorite were Callie’s unique country ham biscuits. So in 2005, Carrie convinced her mother to postpone retirement and start Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, devoted biscuit fan. With seven different varieties of biscuits and retailers all over the country, Carrie never dreamed that success would taste so good – buttery good that is. Carrie has succeeded in building a business that works with balancing a growing family and can be passed down through generations. What was once a biscuit legendary in South Carolina has now become a favorite across America. Callie’s Biscuits has appeared on the NBC Today Show and The Food Network’s hit television show Unwrapped. Carrie was chosen as one of Martha Stewarts’s “Dreamers into Doers”.

 

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