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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 Offers True Farm-to-Table Experience

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

CCT food2 fmCharleston Culinary Tours’ Chef’s Showcase at the Farmer’s Market is a two and a half hour tour that highlights Charleston’s award-winning farmer’s market as it allows guests to meet some of the local farmers and pick out a variety of ingredients for brunch. Then as a local chef incorporates the chosen components into a true farm-to-table meal for participants to enjoy back at the chef’s restaurant, the tour guide leads guests on an approximately 45 minute historic walking tour. The Farmers Market Tours are available on Saturdays at 9:30am from mid-April through mid-December according to Charleston Farmers Market schedule. Meeting outside of the Visitors’ Center located at 375 Meeting Street, the tour is $50 per person and includes non-alcoholic beverages and chef’s brunch.

“As one of the most popular of Charleston Culinary Tours, most Farmer’s Market tours sell out and reservations are required in advance,” said co-owner Oscar Hines. “Groups need to be booked at least three days prior to tour.”

Held rain or shine, 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! There are five tours available including Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, The Farmer’s Market, Chefs’ Kitchen and Mixology. Chosen by various restaurant and bar partners, the menu features 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 Charleston Culinary Tours, visit www.charlestonculinarytours.com.

Charleston Culinary Tours Introduces a Mixology Tour

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by Lowcountry Boil

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 After recently adding an Upper King Street tour, Charleston Culinary Tours is pleased to bring a 1.5 hour Mixology Tour that introduces guests to some of Charleston’s best cocktail crafters. Each Mixology excursion stops at three watering holes where guests will meet the magicians behind the bars that are mixing the lowcountry’s most exciting, innovative and delicious drinks. Tour participants will have an opportunity to sample a specialty craft cocktail at each of the three stops after learning about the art of mixing cocktails and gaining insight into how Charleston’s mixologists are embracing traditional techniques while also taking ingredients from farm to tumbler. During walks between stops, a guide provides insight into Charleston’s cocktail culture, both past and present. Limited to 14 guests, advance mixology tour tickets are $40.00 per person and available at eTix.

“We had been talking to our various restaurants participants about the Mixology Tour for awhile,” said co-owner Oscar Hines. “It was just a natural fit to complement our culinary tours in a city full of great talent behind the bars.”

Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history and food with unique historic tours that highlight the local cuisine. Held rain or shine, there are four tours that include Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, The Farmer’s Market and Mixology. 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, 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.

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