Nothing’s better than brunch on a sunny Sunday morning, and the final day of the Festival held no exception. Guests arrived at the Governor Thomas Bennett House to find the beautiful gardens decorated for the Lowcountry Jazz Brunch presented by the Post and Courier and Motley Rice LLC. Bartenders served up mimosas and bloody marys under the Spanish moss as a quartet of musicians including Charlton Singleton, Lee Barbour, Kevin Hamilton, and Quentin Baxter played a collection of jazz tunes. Guests were seated for a three-course brunch, provided by some of Charleston’s best restaurants and caterers including BLU Folly Beach, Fleet Landing, Kitchen 208, Mediterra Catering, and Poogan’s Porch. As if the bright décor, perfect weather, and delicious food didn’t make this event great enough, add in the sharp dressed guests and southern hats, and it was a home run!
That perfect weather also brought out droves of people back at the Culinary Village in Marion Square. The Festival saw a huge increase in sales on Sunday as many locals, who received a discounted price on Sunday tickets, decided to treat themselves to all of the options that came with their Culinary Village ticket. The Bay Street Pop-up Biergarten was just about full the entire day as people enjoyed sampling brews outdoors. Overall, this year’s Culinary Village concept was highly successful, and according to guests, well worth the ticket price.
The 2014 Festival wrapped up with the popular Rigs, Pigs + Swigs event presented by the Charleston Harbor Fish House and took place at the Memorial Waterfront Park located beneath the Ravenel Bridge. You could smell this event from a mile away! Some of the South’s best pitmasters including Aaron Siegel of Home Team BBQ, Rodney Scott of Scott’s Bar-B-Que, and Jonathan + Justin Fox of Fox Bros Bar-B-Q posted up along the edge of the Cooper River and served up succulent barbecue dishes. Guests snacked and enjoyed beer, wine, and cocktails all while enjoying the entertainment of Mark Cooke. Cooke, a country music singer-songwriter, kept the crowd dancing with contemporary country tunes and classic covers well past sundown. The event was the perfect end to what seems like the best Festival yet!
Can you believe it’s already over? This weekend was a delicious blur, and we hope guests enjoyed every minute of it! We sure did, and we’re already planning for next year! Save the date: March 5-8th, 2015 – our 10th anniversary!Add a Comment