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Taste of Charleston

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by Lowcountry Boil

The 30th annual Taste of Charleston runs October 8-10, 2010. The three-day celebration of Lowcountry cuisine is being hosted once again by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association and will feature some of Charleston’s finest, nationally-renowned chefs. For more than 20 years, this charity fund-raising event has been named one of the “Top 20 events in the Southeast” by Southeastern Tourism Society. More than 10,000 guests are expected and there will be something for people of all ages to enjoy. In addition to a few new surprises this year, there will be three events returning to the weekend, including:

Taste – Iron Chef Competition will be held Friday, October 8, at the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston and will showcase some of the best local chefs in a heated head-to-head battle in the Institute’s state-of-the-art amphitheater kitchen.

Taste of the Arts on Gallery Row will be held Saturday evening, October 9, at various art galleries in downtown Charleston. The art walk combines Lowcountry art with the culinary arts and will showcase the talents of local artists while offering guests a sampling of appetizers from a variety of Charleston’s favorite restaurants.

Taste of Charleston (Main Event) will be held on Sunday, October 10, at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. The event will showcase a sampling of culinary treats from more than 50 of Charleston’s finest restaurants. Additional highlights include the legendary Waiter’s Wine Race, food and wine pairings, a selection of specialty and imported beers, live bands on the main stage and a Kids Corner (complete with pony rides).

Tickets for all events may be purchased online beginning in July by clicking here. Tickets to the main event are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate.

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association (GCRA) represents the largest private sector employer in the tri-county area. The association serves as the voice of the Charleston-area food service industry on government and public relations issues. Annual fund-raising events like Taste of Charleston and Lowcountry Oyster Festival, both sponsored by the Restaurant Association, enable them to give back to the community. To date, the association has donated more than $1 million to local charities including the Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center. For more information about the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, click here.


GET COOKING CHARLESTON! RECIPE CONTEST & COOK-OFF

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by Lowcountry Boil

Charleston Magazine is looking for great home cooks to show off their skills and their favorite recipes featuring South Carolina ingredients for its second annual recipe contest and cook-off, Get Cooking Charleston! presented by Piggly Wiggly Carolina.

Home cooks can go online and submit recipes in the following categories:

Appetizer: required ingredient: locally harvested shellfish

Entrée: required ingredient: sustainable, South Carolina-harvested or -raised fish, meat, poultry or game

Side Dish: required ingredient: South Carolina-grown vegetable or grain (should be available in October)

Dessert: required ingredient: historically significant product (such as benne, Madeira or oranges)

The recipe judges will review all submissions and select two finalists in each category. Those finalists will compete in the October 23, 2010 cook-off at the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s Palmer Campus amphitheater in front of a live audience and our celebrity culinary judges, including Charleston food editor Marion Sullivan and award-winning cookbook authors Nathalie Dupree and Matt Lee. The winners of each category and their recipes will be featured in the December 2010 Food & Wine issue of Charleston magazine and in a Charleston Mag TV video at www.charlestonmag.com. And the cook with the highest overall score will receive the $500 Grand Prize!

Deadline for recipe submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, September 20, 2010. For full contest description, entry form, and rules, visit www.charlestonmag.com/foodstar.

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