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Perfect Pairings

Perfect Pairings

The perfect combination of Local, Guest and Winemaker.

Charleston GI presents Perfectly Paired Dinners

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Various

During the Festival each year, Charleston chefs and restaurants open their doors to guest chefs and winemakers from around the world for one-of-a-kind dinner experiences known as Perfectly Paired Dinners. Each pair of local and guest chefs works together to create a five-course tasting menu to showcase their unique culinary perspectives. An expert winemaker determines wine pairings for each course and will be on-hand at each restaurant to speak to the evening’s selections. A select few Perfectly Paired Dinners will be offered on Saturday night so guests may attend multiple dinners if they wish!

Charleston Grill

Location:224 King Street, The Vintner’s Room
Guest Chef:Jimmy Bannos
Restaurant:Purple Pig
Charleston Chef:Michelle Weaver
Restaurant:Charleston Grill
Pastry Chef:Mindy Segal
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:André Tamers
Winery:De Maison Selections
Past Event

Circa 1886

Location:149 Wentworth Street, entire restaurant closed to the public
Guest Chef:Wally Joe
Charleston Chef:Marc Collins
Restaurant:Circa 1886
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Jon Tomaselli
Winery:Torii Mor
Past Event

Cypress, A Lowcountry Grille

Location:167 East Bay Street, Mezzanine
Guest Chef:Jonathan Sawyer
Charleston Chef:Craig Deihl
Restaurant:Cypress, A Lowcountry Grille
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Alberto Cordero
Winery:Cordero di Montetzemolo
Past Event


Location:232 Meeting Street, entire restaurant closed to the public
Guest Chef:Michael Anthony
Restaurant:Gramercy Tavern
Charleston Chef:Jason Stanhope
Charleston Chef:Mike Lata
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:John Raytek
Past Event

Fish Restaurant

Location:442 King Street
Guest Chef:Colby Garrelts
Restaurant:Bluestem Restaurant + Rye Restaurant
Charleston Chef:Nico Romo
Pastry Chef:Megan Garrelts
Restaurant:Bluestem Restaurant + Rye Restaurant
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Monica Nogues
Winery:Think Global Wines: R. López de Heredia, Hnos. Perez Pascuas, Mestres, Buil & Gine, Priorat Natur and Arzabro
Past Event

High Cotton

Location:199 East Bay Street
Guest Chef:Katie Button
Charleston Chef:Joseph Palma
Business:High Cotton
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Justin Baldwin
Winery:Justin Vineyards & Winery
Past Event


Location:185 East Bay Street, Upper Level Gallery
Guest Chef:Chris Lusk
Restaurant:Restaurant R'evolution
Charleston Chef:Donald Drake
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Aaron Miller
Winery:Cade Winery + Plumjack Winery
Past Event

McCrady’s Family Style Southern Supper

Location:2 Unity Alley, Chef’s Table Room
Restaurant:Miller Union
Guest Chef:Tyler Brown
Restaurant:Capitol Grill
Charleston Chef:Sean Brock
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Steve Matthiasson

Please note: This dinner will be served family-style and will include beef raised by Chef Tyler Brown at Double H Farms.

Past Event

Oak Steakhouse

Location:17 Broad Street, Upstairs Dining Room
Guest Chef:Mark Stark
Restaurant:Starks Steakhouse
Charleston Chef:Jeremiah Bacon
Restaurant:The Macintosh + Oak Steakhouse
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Chad Melville
Winery:Melville Winery
Past Event

Old Village Post House

Location:101 Pitt St Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Guest Chef:Justin Smillie
Restaurant:Il Buco Alimentari
Charleston Chef:Forrest Parker
Restaurant:Old Village Post House
Charleston Chef:Frank Lee
Restaurant:Slightly North of Broad
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Riccardo Tedeschi
Past Event


Location:1960 Riviera Dr., Mount Pleasant
Guest Chef:Chris Hall
Restaurant:Local Three, Muss + Turner's, Common Quarter
Charleston Chef:Patrick Owens
Restaurant:Langdon's Restaurant + Opal Restaurant + Bar
Pastry Chef:Lauren Mitterer
Business:WildFlour Pastry
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Joe Davis
Past Event

Peninsula Grill

Location:112 North Market Street, Main Dining Room
Guest Chef:Frank Stitt
Restaurant:Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega Restaurant + Chez Fon Fon
Book:Frank’s Bottega Favorita
Charleston Chef:Graham Dailey
Restaurant:Peninsula Grill
Book:Peninsula Grill, Served with Style
Author:Jon Bonné
Book:The New California Wine
Past Event

Red Drum

Location:803 Coleman Boulevard
Guest Chef:Anthony Lamas
Restaurant:Seviche Restaurant
Charleston Chef:Ben Berryhill
Restaurant:Ben Berryhill's Red Drum
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Sara Floyd, MS
Business:Jorge Ordonez + Luli
Past Event

The Grocery

Location:4 Cannon Street, Entire Restaurant (closed to the public)
Guest Chef:Marco Canora
Restaurant:Hearth and Terroir
Charleston Chef:Kevin Johnson
Restaurant:The Grocery
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Andy Peay
Winery:Peay Vineyards
Past Event

Trattoria Lucca

Location:41-A Bogard Street, Entire Restaurant (closed to the public)
Guest Chef:Michael Tusk
Charleston Chef:Ken Vedrinski
Restaurant:Trattoria Lucca, Coda del Pesce
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Elisabetta Fagiouli
Book:The Mozza Cookbook: Recipes from Los Angeles’s Favorite Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Past Event


Location:10 Linguard Street, Entire Restaurant (closed to the public)
Guest Chef:Kyle Knall
Restaurant:Maysville NYC
Charleston Chef:Nate Whiting
Featured Drinks + Drink Expert:Dianna Lee
Winery:Siduri Wines
Past Event

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