I’m beyond excited to be experiencing everything Charleston Wine and Food with this talented group as part of the #chswffstreetteam again this year. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with the Wine + Food team for a few years now, and this year’s events sound like they will be among my favorites over the years. If you see me around this weekend, stop and say hello! I’ll be at the events below, be sure to follow along here, on Instagram and Instagram Stories (@jaieats) to experience the festival with me.
Get ready to truffle shuffle! We’re stepping up our tuber game and giving you a taste of the best of this culinary gold. Hop aboard the shuttle as we shuffle you from Babas on Cannon, The Darling, and Edmund’s Oast where you’ll learn + taste the magic behind the Urbani Truffle and most importantly, how to incorporate the diamond of the kitchen into your everyday kitchen skills.
Grown in the crisp, salty waters of the Lowcountry, oysters are a beloved part of our food culture. For this experience, we are transporting you to Lady’s Island where you will see an up-close look at South Carolina’s only oyster hatchery – one of only 15 in the entire country! Following the tour + boat ride led by Frank Roberts, the Godfather of SC oysters (as they affectionately call him), you will experience an oyster-fueled lunch prepared onsite. A perfectly paired selection of wines + brews will have you sipping and slurping alongside one of the most beautiful backdrops the Lowcountry has to offer. This is sure to be one shell of a good time.
Alright ladies [and gentlemen] now let’s get in formation…behind the bar that is. This International Women’s Day, we’re shaking the glass [ceiling] in quite a literal way. Behind the bar + on the grill, women will take center stage to prove that we got some coordination. Highlighting a bounty of American Whiskey – the U.S. of A’s most potent, rip-roaring liquor, this event will leave you feeling spirited, to say the least. From sweet Tennessee whiskeys to spicy rye and age-old bourbon, you’ll be sippin’ the best from sea to shining sea.
Thankfully for us down south, BBQ is having more than a moment. And while the BBQ scene may be known as a boy’s club, women all over the country have been working hard to carve out a place among this smoke-filled industry. For this event, we are featuring a ton of ridiculously talented women who are cranking out some top-notch ‘que. With smoky meats, delicious treats and thoughtful beverage pairings, this one is sure to cut through the haze. All hail the queens of ‘que who are spreading the gospel of smoked meat!
We’re going glamping Charleston Wine + Food style. You may have heard of glamping – the trend that has made camping more accessible to those who think “roughing it” sounds like zero fun. While we aren’t spending the night anywhere – there will be glampsites, there will be live fire cooking, there will be wine, and fun will be had without sacrificing even an ounce of comfort. Imagine picturesque views of Lowcountry scenery as your backdrop as you relax at a luxurious campsite complete with top-notch winemakers + award-winning chefs around a cozy fire. This wine tasting experience will be one for your memory book.
Chic and flavorful, this lunch is sure to please. Indaco Executive Chef Michael Holler will prepare a rustic menu inspired by the flavors of Italy, accompanied by a specially curated wine list of rosé. Lean in and join the company around your table for an afternoon of creating personal memories and shared experiences.