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March 6 - March 10, 2019

Charleston Wine + Food

Tasting Notes

CHSWFF Blog

Find the Truck

Limehouse Produce, a proud annual supporter of Charleston Wine + Food, has wrapped a delivery truck again with a special festival design to celebrate and promote the 2017 festival. The wrapped truck features images from Charleston Wine + Food's 2017 ad campaign. This year's truck showcases a female eating a watermelon sourced by Limehouse Produce, and can be seen driving around town making deliveries. Steps to get involved are: 1.    People that “Find the Truck” can snap a photograph 2.    Post the photo to Facebook and tag: Limehouse Produce and Charleston Wine + Food 3.    OR tag on Instagram: @limehouselocal and @chswineandfood 4.    Include the hashtag #CHSWFFLimehouseTruck One lucky person who submits an image will be selected randomly to win four tickets to Sinister Siesta presented by The National Pork Board on Sunday, March 5 located at The Royal American. The deadline to submit photos is Monday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. for consideration. Anyone can submit photos and there is also no limit to the amount that one posts to the sites. Limehouse Produce does ask that all photos are done parked and not while driving a vehicle.
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A Tribute to the Producers

A potpourri of locally-sourced cuisine, a picturesque sunset on the Ashley River, and a community of food system leaders gathered round the table made our 2016 Tribute Dinner a CHSWFF celebration to remember. On the evening of Wednesday November 17, we had the pleasure of honoring the growers + purveyors who provide our city’s world renowned culinary industry with locally-grown produce, farm-raised meat, and freshly caught seafood. The family-style supper began with a cocktail hour with libations by 492’s Megan Deschaine + The Ordinary’s Lane Becker. The starters featured local spirits provided by High Wire Distilling and Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey, as well as impeccable passed bites prepared by local chef heroes, Mike Lata + Sean Brock. Cocktail hour was followed by a three-course meal prepared by a team of Charleston’s most celebrated chefs, including Kevin Johnson, The Grocery + Robert Stehling, Hominy Grill + Jacques Larson, The Obstinate Daughter + Chris Steward, The Glass Onion + Jeremiah Bacon, The MacIntosh + Frank Lee. Grassroots provided a bevy of incredible wines that paired with the dinner. As if the abundance of food, live music and passionate conversations were not enough, the stunning event space at Lowndes Grove Plantation made for a picture-perfect celebration. Throughout  the evening, guests’ conversations echoed among the live oaks. Several guests shared their pleasure in having the chance to mingle with friends + fellow producers. Honoree Celeste Albers, of Green Grocer, shared, “The best part is that all of the local producers are able to get together.”   Above all, our 2016 Tribute Dinner gave us the opportunity to celebrate and honor Charleston’s industrious producers, for they are the true stars of the city’s explosive culinary scene. It’s our pleasure to share the honorees of A Tribute to the Producers: Mark + Kerry Marhefka of Abundant Seafood Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills Pete + Babs Ambrose of Ambrose Farm Sara Clow of GrowFood Carolina Celeste + George Albers of Green Grocer Annie + Marc Filion of Keegan-Filion Farm Jack + Andrea Limehouse of Limehouse Produce Not only was the Tribute Dinner an opportunity for our local producers to gather under one tent, it was also a chance to give back to our local community. In tribute to the evening’s honorees, a gift of $10,000 was given to Lowcountry Local First’s Growing New Farmers Program. The donation will fund new farmer scholarships which will reduce the cost of the program for participants. To learn more about Growing New Farmers, watch this film about program graduate Stephen Wilson that debuted at the dinner. Visit our Facebook page to browse through images from the evening.   *Note: This blog post was written by Taylor Shawver, a CHSWFF fellow from The College of Charleston. 
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Let's Get Boozy!

Merry flavor seekers, rejoice! To celebrate the launch of our 2016 Ticket Season, we're throwing a boozy picnic, complete with lawn games, festive cocktails, endless rosè, and plenty of delicious brunch-inspired bites from a dozen local chefs. WHEN: Sunday, September 13, 11:30a.m. - 2:30p.m. WHERE: North Charleston's Navy Yard Quarters H & I, 1096 Navy Way Brunch Bites by Brannon Floire, The Granary Blair Machado, The Park Cafe Robert Stehling, Hominy Grill Heyward Davis, Grand Bohemian Emily Hahn, Warehouse Will Fincher, The Obstinate Daughter Robert Berry, Pancito & Lefty Travis Grimes, Husk Fred Neuville, Fat Hen Amalia Scatena, Cannon Green Remy Funfrock, The Sanctuary Emily Cookson, Edmunds Oast Brunch Cocktails featuring Cîroc and Don Julio by Lane Becker, The Ordinary Ryan Jones, The Grocery Cullen Wyatt, The MacIntosh ...and also... Chateau d'Esclans Rosé Bar Bloody Mary Bar featuring Fat & Juicy + Natural Blonde + Charleston Mix Live music by The Joe Clarke Quartet

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charleston_mag P.S. - Ignore the rules of post-Labor Day fashion and keep your summer-kissed silhouettes all dressed in white just one more weekend. Add a bowtie and/or pearls and you'll be ready to party, boozy picnic style. GET YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! We'll see you (and all your fabulous, flavor-seeking friends) there.
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