Opening Night Menu

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Toast Our Talent

​​Our community is a diverse + passionate ensemble dedicated to great food, fresh ingredients, amazing wines, beers + cocktails, and passionate storytelling. “Toast our Talent” highlights their contributions in bringing this festival to life, allowing attendees to share their appreciation + gratitude. These “toasts” will be shared with the recipients following the festival. Shout out your favorite beverage pro, chef, dish, drink, farmer, musician, purveyor, you name it — or don’t pick a favorite and toast the whole talent community!




Bob Cook

Edmund’s Oast

Charleston, SC

Curried Chicken Bog

Anson Mills Carolina Gold Rice, Green Chili Sauce


Matthew Chaplin

Michael Harvey

Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen

Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila

Charleston, SC

Lowcountry Shrimp, Grits and Red Eye Gravy

Lowcountry Shrimp, Grits and Red Eye Gravy


Borrego Barbacoa with Salsa de Tuetano

Lamb Barbacoa with Bone Marrow Salsa on an El Molino Corn Tortilla


Chris Williams

Roy’s Grille

Lexington, SC

Pulled Pork Nachos 

Slow smoked pulled pork on a bed of seasoned tortilla chips. Topped with queso blanco and house-made signature sauce.


Haydn Shaak

Restaurant 17 at Hotel Domestique

Travelers Rest, SC

Pickled Shrimp Salad 

Smoked fregola, preserved lemon, fermented vegetables, black garlic


John Ondo

The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course

Kiawah Island, SC

Shrimp Country Captain 

Shrimp, vegetable curry broth, Anson Mills Carolina Gold Rice


Christopher Ryan

The Charleston Place

Charleston, SC

Buttermilk Pie 

Blackberry bourbon jam, blackberry whipped cream, brown sugar pecan streusel


James London

Chubby Fish

Charleston, SC

Poached Tilefish 

Turnip, horseradish, trout roe


Carlos Paredes Mestanza

The Obstinate Daughter | Wild Olive

Sullivan’s Island, SC

Johns Island, SC

Mackerel alla puttanesca 

With coconut leche de tigre, sweet potato chip


Derick Wade

The Darling Oyster Bar

Charleston, SC

Baked Oyster

With Smoked uni butter, cured duck egg, and pork grind


Nathan Hood
Anthony Pacheco
Cordell Wright

Post House Inn

Mount Pleasant, SC

Joyce Farms Carolina Chicken Bog 

Confit chicken, Anson Mills Carolina Gold Rice, andouille, schmaltz, crackling, hard herbs


Will Fincher

The Longboard

Sullivan’s Island, SC

Coconut Curry Beef Roti

Caribbean coconut curry beef roti, mango, cucumber, ginger


Husk | Charleston, SC

“Deviled” Pimento Cheese 

House-made benne crackers, green tomato pickle relish, dill


Micheal Toscano

Le Farfalle Osteria

Charleston, SC

Italian Wedding Soup 

With Joyce Farms old spot sausage meatballs, cannellini beans, farfalle + parmigiana


Thai Phi

Pink Bellies

Charleston, SC

Garlic Noodles

Egg noodles, pulled pork, picked red onions, sriracha, parm


Marc Collins

Circa 1886

Charleston, SC

Cauliflower Bisque + Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich 

With Anson Mills Carolina Gold Rice Middlins


Lesley Carroll

Jack of Cups Saloon

Charleston, SC

Ham Cornbread with Coconut Peanut Butter and Collards Goat Cheese 

Corn Bread infused with rich ham flavor, served with a flavorful whipped goat cheese, packed with flavors of coconut, peanut butter and collard greens. Garnished with crispy benne wafer.


Russ Moore

Adam Jakins

Hall Management Group

Charleston, SC

Beef Carpaccio

Radish salad + red miso


John Zucker

Cru Cafe / Cru Catering

Charleston, SC

French Onion Soup “French Toast”, Topped with Kobe Beef Tartare

With Grain mustard, cornichon, shallot, and cured egg yolks


Ruchi Minstry

Tom McFall


Charleston, SC


Tim Richardson

Hank’s Seafood

Charleston, SC

Pastrami Tuna 

Sauerkraut, Rye Croutons


Caitlin Schumacher

Girl Nextdough

Charleston, SC

Mini Benne Seed Bagel with Hot Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese

With Anson Mills benne seed


Aaron Sagendorf

The Loutrel

Charleston, SC

Oyster Leek Veloute with Beet Pesto 

Onion, potato, pinenuts, garlic, ginger, fennel, crème fraîche


Ramon Taimanglo

Park & Grove

Charleston, SC

Grilled Zucchini, Fire Roasted Eggplant Puree, Gold Raisins, Pistachio Vinaigrette, Ricotta Salata


Robert Rando

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, SC

Oysters Custard

Prince Edward Island Custard, Granny Smith Apple, celery, Hackleback caviar


Michael Greene

SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar

Mount Pleasant, SC

Spring Ricotta Gnudi

Snap peas, spring onion, pesto


Ryan Sullivan

Harvest Catering

Charleston, SC

Okra Beignet

Okra Beignet, Comeback Sauce


Courtney Tomer

Nicole Tomer


Charleston, SC

Clam Fritters

Chopped clams, onion, celery, lemon aioli


Shamil Velazquez

Delaney Oyster House | Minero

Charleston, SC

Johns Island, SC

Beausoleil Oysters

Spicy chili peanut crisp, ginger vinegar, scallion


Sour Michelada Ceviche

Avocado, red onion, mandarin, cilantro


Kelly Chu

Cirsea Craft Ice Cream

Charleston, SC

Peach Basil Sorbet

Refreshing peaches accented with lemon basil


Mustard + Pretzel Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream with mustard caramel swirl and pretzel topping


Raul Sanchez

Maya Del Sol Kitchen

North Charleston, SC

Mexican Street Tacos 

Classic Al Pastor

Barbacoa tacos





Cucumber Spiritless Gimlet

Seedlip Garden 108, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Cucumber Juice, Perrier, Cucumber


Jason Caughman

LO-Fi Brewing

Charleston, SC

Blueberry Malted Wheat Base


Snafu Brewing Company

North Charleston, SC

Snafu Brewing – Sour


Southern Eagle Distributing

TRULY Hard Seltzer Wild Berry

Bevy Long Drink Bevy Citrus


Lincoln & South Brewing Co

Hilton Head Island, SC

Beach City Pilsner

Hearts & Arrows IPA


Mission Grape Distributors

T. Edward Wines & Spirits

Charleston, SC

Ganeta Txakoli, 2020 

Albet i Noya ‘Petit Albet’ Brut, 2019


Pawleys Island Brewing Company 

North Charleston, SC


Drew Voit

Harper Voit Wines

McMinnville, OR

Harper Voit Strandline Pinot Noir, 2017

Surlie Pinot Blanc, 2019 


Grey Goose Vodka

Grey Goose Martini Bar

Choose from a Grey Goose Passion Fruit, Espresso, or Classic Martini


Curated Selections


Kivelstadt cellars

Luli Wines

Volanic Selections


13 Stripes Brewery

Taylors, SC

Not My King Lager


González Byass USA

Chicago, IL

Vilarnau Brut Reserva 

Vilarnau Brut Rose Reserva

Beronia Rose 

Beronia Rioja Reserva 

Ritual Pinot Noir

Primus The Blend


Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Righetti Valpolicella

Stemmari Dalila Bianco Rsv

Rotari Brut Rose


Johanna Roberts

Jack Roberts

Keep Wines

Napa Valley, CA

Keep, Delta White, 2020

Keep, Merlot, 2019


Grapevine Imports

Cattin Sauvage Cremant de Alsace, Alsace France, 2020 

Domaine Martin, Plan de Dieu Cote du Rhone Village, 2018

Clarendelle Rouge by Haut Brion, Bordeaux, 2015 

Chateau les Barraillots, Margaux, 2018 

Mille Prosecco DOC Rose, 2020


Palmetto Brewing Company

Estuary Beans & Barley

Johns Island, SC | Charleston, SC

Charleston IPA / Pilsner

Noche de Mar Lager 

Coastal Bloom IPA


Jason Lede

FEL Wines

Anderson Valley, CA

FEL, Anderson Valley, Pinot Noir

FEL, Anderson Valley, Chardonnay

Cliff Lede Vineyards, Stags Leap, Cabernet Sauvignon


Virgil Kaine 

High Goal Gin

Charleston, SC

Low Country Sour

Virgil Kaine Ginger Bourbon, Fresh Citrus, Sugar


Polo Pony

High Goal Gin, Cranberry, Orgeat, Tonic


Acqua Panna