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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.

Find the Mac Daddy Food Truck All Over Town This Month

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

1The Mac Daddy Food Truck, presented by Crave Kitchen & Catering, is headed all over town this month serving up Executive Chef Landen Ganstrom’s signature mac & cheese and more.

This Saturday, March 5, the Mac Daddy will be at the Front Beach Fest on Ocean Boulevard in Isle of Palms from 12pm-4pm. This event will feature live music, kids activities and of course, mac & cheese.

On Monday, March 7, 14 and 28, guests can enjoy their award-winning mac & cheese at MUSC Health East Cooper in Mount Pleasant from 11am-2pm. The Mac Daddy will also be at MUSC Horseshoe to help raise money for MUSC nursing students on Tuesday, March 1 and March 8 from 11am-2pm.

On Sunday, March 13, the Mac Daddy will be headed downtown to 174 King Street for Second Sunday.

Every Thursday through Saturday this month, guests can find the Mac Daddy parked at First Citizens Bank downtown next to Mynt for late night eats from 12am-3am.

The Mac Daddy Food Truck, an extension of Crave Kitchen & Catering, will be rollin’ eats to all of the Charleston area. Food offerings include Chef Landen’s signature Mac & Cheese (“The Most Life Changing Mac & Cheese in America”, according to Esquire Magazine), must have toppings for your mac, and daily sandwich and salad specials. With a fully operational catering kitchen, the 18 ft. custom built Mac Daddy truck, is ready to roll for your next event.

To learn more about the Mac Daddy and to see the full list of upcoming events, please visit http://www.CraveKitchenandCocktails.com/Mac-Daddy-Food-Truck.

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.

Charleston Culinary Tours Introduces a Distillery Tour

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2015 by Lowcountry Boil

Charleston Culinary Tours  has added a Distillery Tour featuring Charleston Distilling Company, High Wire Distilling Company and Striped Pig Distillery on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m starting at the Charleston Visitors Center Bus Shed and concluding near there. As its sixth tour available, this 3.5 hour tour of Charleston’s micro distilleries has guests riding in style in Charleston Brews Cruise’s air conditioned coach for a 3 stop tasting tour, learning more about Charleston’s growing craft distillery scene. In addition to samples at each distillery and snacks and water between stops, at the conclusion of the tour participants will be taken to a local pub to enjoy a cocktail made with one of the spirits distilled locally in Charleston.

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“As most tours sell out, all reservations are required in advance,” said co-owner Oscar Hines. “Each tour is limited in size, so it is recommended that you get your reservations early. Charleston Distillery Tours are held rain or shine.”

Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique historic tours that highlight the local cuisine and drinks. Held rain or shine, there are now six tours that include Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, Chef Showcase at The Farmer’s Market, Mixology, Distillery & Chefs’ Kichen tours.  The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant, bar and distillery partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. 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, distillers and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations.

For additional information about Charleston Culinary Tours, visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

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.

Charleston Culinary Tours Sets Second Fresh at the Farm Dinner in Series

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

Charleston Culinary Tours presents the second Fresh at the Farm Dinner of the series that will be held on August 3rd at Geechie Boy Farm on Edisto Island, SC. Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition and Chef Joe DiMiao of Stars Restaurant will set the scene for a true farm-to-table experience. The dinner structure is a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and then a family style dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are available for the August 3rd dinner at a cost of $75/person and may be purchased at www.charlestonculinarytours.com. The final dinner in the 2014 series will be held on November 2nd at Celestial Hills Farm in Huger, SC.

Fresh at the Farm Dinner Chef Stephen Thompson

Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition

Chef Joe DiMaio of Stars

Chef Joe DiMaio of Stars

With years of hands-on experience in a variety of different kitchens and atmospheres, Chef Stephen Thompson has been able to really let his creativity shine at Prohibition. For Chef Thompson, the art of preparing food is more than just a job or even a passion as it’s a way of life. As classmates at the Art Institute of Charleston, Thompson and Chef Joe DiMaio and have always enjoyed a close relationship and supported one another as each worked up through Charleston’s culinary ranks. Known for innovation in the kitchen and a commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Chef DiMaio jumped at the opportunity to co-host one of the dinners in the series.

Geechie Boy Farm

Geechie Boy Farm

Geechie Boy Farm proprietors Greg and Betsy Johnsman returned to the Edisto Island family farm in 2003, growing a variety of vegetables. In 2007, they acquired a 1945 gristmill and after some trial and error began producing grits and cornmeal. Greg’s commitment to traditional milling techniques has been embraced by chefs across the Lowcountry. Geechie Boy products are now served in more than 40 restaurants around South Carolina and are shipped nationwide.

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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 Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series, please visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com/fresh-at-the-farm-dinner-series.

 

Charleston Takes a Step Back in History as Mercury Becomes Prohibition

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

1017028_642577039110448_1861393786_aIn the location formerly occupied by Mercury Bar, Prohibition is an establishment with a tip of the hat to the age of Fitzgerald, flappers, speakeasies and ragtime kids. This new restaurant and bar in the booming Upper King Street area brings guests back in time to experience not just the era, but the era as it was in Charleston. 

9213 (1 of 1)-20No stone has been left unturned when it comes to the authenticity of Prohibition. Tapping internationally renowned interior designer Benjamin Kay with local architect Neil Stevenson consulting, and some of Charleston’s most skilled artists providing their talents, Prohibition extends the roaring ‘20s themed atmosphere and ambiance for a social dining and nightlife experience unparalleled and un-pinnacled in the Holy City and beyond. The establishment’s new co-founders James Walsh and Jon Teevan, along with Operations Manager Stephanie Mahon, felt it was essential that all of the right pieces be in place in developing and constructing their vision for Prohibition.

Walsh elaborates, “Prohibition is more than a dining establishment or bar. It is an extension of Charleston’s culture and history, providing a sensory experience in how that history molded Charleston into the destination it is today.”

Executive Chef Stephen Thompson has created an illustriously delicious food menu infused with locally grown and caught edibles that will dazzle even the most distinguished and seasoned palates. Diners can expect culinary delights that include creative twists on local favorites and sophisticated versions of traditional American fare from savory seafood entrees to the finest cuts of meat prepared with perfection. Additionally, Mixologist Jim McCourt provides nothing less than cocktail wizardry with extensive liquor, wine and beer offerings, including a planned in-house aged whiskey.

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Stage for bands

Taking the Prohibition experience beyond the culinary, guests can expect live music performances spanning jazz, big band, blues and Dixieland genres as well as contemporary tastes from local and international artists. Dance demonstrations and lessons featuring jazz, swing, Cuban steps and the Charleston will also be featured.

Prohibition is located at 547 King Street, and is currently open seven days a week from 5pm-2am and Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11-3. Abbreviated versions of the new food and drink menus are available until Thursday, September 26, when the new, full menus will be made available to the public.

For more information, visit www.prohibitioncharleston.com.

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