As 2013 comes to a close, the staff is busy finalizing details for the 2014 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival ®. Trust us; we know how busy the holidays can get. Balancing work, decorating, and family gatherings can be difficult, not to mention the holiday shopping list that seems to never end! Tickets to Festival events are unique and perfect gifts for all the people you’re planning to buy for, and we’ve compiled a list below of some of our suggestions!
When: Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm
What do you give the woman who’s given you everything? The answer to that question is an afternoon of strolling through the gorgeous grounds and beautiful rooms of the historic William-Aiken House on King Street! This event combines two beloved events, At Home with Celebrity Tastemakers and Winemaker Private Home Receptions, and was such a hit last year, that the Festival brought it back again in 2014; your mother will enjoy sampling recipes and meeting celebrity chefs from some of the year’s most talked about culinary books. As she walks away with signed copies, you may just be her new favorite!
For your Father: Charleston Harbor Fish House presents Rigs, Pigs + Swigs
When: Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Give Dad a break at the grill and tickets to this exciting event! Located in Mount Pleasant’s Waterfront Park, Rigs, Pigs, + Swigs will combine some of the South’s best pitmasters with great country music, provided by singer-songwriter Mark Cooke. Guests will enjoy a variety of beer, wine, and cocktails that will accompany a feast including pulled pork, brisket, seafood, chicken, and more. He won’t forget a night of eating, dancing, and taking in the panoramic views beneath the Ravenel Bridge.
For your Sister + Brother: Williams Knife Co. + Charleston City Paper present Pluff Mud Oyster Roast
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm
You’re finally at the age (or getting there!) where you enjoy spending time with your siblings. Now, the Festival offers the perfect family outing – an oyster roast at the beautiful Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina Lookout Pavilion. Guests will enjoy fresh oyster harvests from the Lowcountry waters complemented by Brunswick Stew, hush puppies, and much more from guest and local chefs. To complete the atmosphere, you and your siblings will enjoy the Charleston skyline and tunes from the Bluestone Ramblers. It couldn’t get any better!
For the Artist: Southern Foodways Alliance presents Potlikker Film Festival
When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
This gift is perfect for the creative personalities in your life; guests will join Southern Foodways Alliance director John T. Edge and SFA filmmaker Joe York at High Wire Distilling Co., where they will enjoy cocktails and screen Southern Foodways Alliance films, including the South Caroline premiere of Sapelo. Underwritten by Whole Foods Market, it’s York’s take on the red pea that just might save an island. Also scheduled are Poke, a film on the South’s deadliest green, and Eggers, a look at Arkansas paddlefish caviar. Post film, your friend will enjoy lowcountry cuisine from Jeremiah Bacon of the Macintosh, Stuart Tracey of Butcher & Bee, and more!
For the Wine Lover: Virginia is for (Wine + Food) Lovers
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
This event is perfect for friends or family who love good wine and a good time. Featuring Virginia’s culinary heritage and its burgeoning wine industry, guests at this event will meander throughout the grounds of the beautiful and brand new Zero George Street Hotel, where they will witness five live cooking demonstrations paired with a wine tasting. Who wouldn’t love a beautiful evening enjoying chefs favorite dishes of Virginia’s seasonal cuisine and the state’s best wines?
For the Party Animal: Imbibe magazine presents Jailhouse Shake-Up
When: Friday, March 7, 2014 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Gift this event to the person always searching for the next best party. Built in 1802, the Old City Jail held Charleston Country criminals for over 100 years and serves as the back drop for this event. Guests will be able to explore the Jail and grounds while sampling cocktails from Charleston’s top mixologists and small bites from star caterers and restaurants. The space is spooky, but guests will be too busy eating, drinking, and dancing to notice! If you are feeling really generous, you can get tickets to this event as well as other Festival parties, including the Festival After Hours, by purchasing the Party Animal Pass here!
For the Person Who Has It All: Festival Gift Cards! You can now purchase gift certificates on the Festival website! Great for anyone who loves food, wine, or a just having good time, Festival gift certificates are available in any denomination and can conveniently be emailed to the recipient. Purchase them here.
The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival wishes you the best of luck with those holiday lists as well as the warmest of holidays and a happy new year!Add a Comment