The Southern Living Taste of Charleston - Main Event

Join us for 2014 Southern Living Taste of Charleston!

This year will mark the 34th anniversary of the Lowcountry’s culinary event of the year, The Southern Living Taste of Charleston, hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA).  A 3-day event showcasing taste-tempting delights served by Charleston restaurants.

Main Event:

Historic Boone Hall Plantation is transformed into a sea of culinary enchantment!  50 of the Lowcountry’s  favorite casual and fine dining restaurants serving sample size portions + beer and wine.  Highlights of the Main Event include: specialty and imported beer tasting tent, live music with the Dave Landeo Band, the legendary “Waiters’ Race” and the “Kid’s Kitchen Sideshow.” Children 10 and under are free. Rain or Shine. No Pets, Coolers or Tailgating. Free Parking. Please Carpool.

Kid’s Kitchen Sideshow:

Children are invited to attend a variety of free activities during the Main Event. The “Kid’s Kitchen Sideshow” includes a Pots and Pans Percussion Play area, a Craft Studio, Sing-a-Longs with Miss Irene Rose, hooping, a Balloon Kitchen, J.U.G.L – the Juggling and Unicycling Group of the Lowcountry, food-themed games, hands-on pasta making, a bubble play area, photo opportunities, a jump castle, face painting, and more! Kids will also be treated to special appearances by Corey the Stilt Chef and Ronald McDonald.

Participating Restaurants: 

82 Queen/Lowcountry Bistro, A.W. Shuck’s, Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Ben & Jerry’s, BlackJack Barbecue, Blu Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar, Boone Hall Farms – Market Cafe, Burtons Grill, Carpentier’s Wine & Dine Deli, Charleston Crab House, Crave Kitchen & Cocktails, Culinary Institute of Charleston, Dixie Supply Cafe & Bakery, Eli’s Table, Graze, Halls Chophouse/Rita’s Seaside Grille, Hymans Seafood, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, La Fontana Authentic Italian Restaurant, Langdon’s/Opal, Middleton Place Restaurant, Montreux Bar & Grill, Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails, My Father’s Moustache, Nigel’s Good Food, Noisy Oyster Seafood/Big Billy’s Burger Joint, Pepsi, Red’s Icehouse, S&D Coffee, Sea Island Grill, Sermet’s Downtown, Southend Brewery & Smokehouse, Southerly Restaurant & Patio, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room, Steel City Pizza Co., Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar, Swig ‘n Swine BBQ, Tabbuli, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, The Barbeque Joint, The Drawing Room/Rooftop, The Gin Joint, The Granary, The Green Goat, The Islander (Holy City Hospitality), The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Vincent Chicco’s/Michael’s on the Alley (Holy City Hospitality), Wando & West Ashley High Culinary Arts, Water Dog Grill, Wild Buffalo Steakhouse, Wild Wing Cafe, and Zeus Grill and Seafood.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the following charities:
The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Hospitality Heroes, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center View the Charleston Restaurant Association’s Benefiting Charities.

A very special THANK YOU to all our media partners:
The Post & Courier, Charleston Scene, Charleston City Paper, News 2, Live 5 WCSC, ABC News 4103.5 WEZL, Y 102.5, Q 104.5, 94.3 WSC FM, Kickin’ 92.5, Mix 96, 101.7 Chuck FM, 99.3 The Box, Star 99.7 FM, 105.5 The Bridge, 98 Rock

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To view the 2012 Southern Living Taste of Charleston video, please click here! (Video created and produced by The Chart Group, Inc.)

Interested in Sponsoring? 

Click here to view the Sponsorship Packet.

When:

Sunday, September 28
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where:

Boone Hall Plantation in
Mount Pleasant.
Get directions.

 

Taste: Sweet & Southern on Charleston Harbor

Join us for an intimate evening on Historic Charleston Harbor. This event will feature performances by Hank Futch & Phillip Lammonds while guests enjoy some delicious Southern fare from Swig & Swine, Middleton Place RestaurantGraze, and the Culinary Institute of Charleston.

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When:

Saturday, September 27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where:

Harborside East (28 Bridgeside Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464)

 

Taste: Iron Chef Competition

A showcase of local chefs in a heated head-to-head battle in the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s state-of-the-art amphitheater kitchen. After the secret ingredient is announced, the chefs will have 45 minutes to create and cook at least 4 dishes to be judged by our panel of experts.

 

2014 Competing Chefs: 

Kelly Franz of Magnolias & Landen Ganstrom of Crave Kitchen + Cocktails
vs.
Allison Porter of Tristan Events & Mike Petrillo of Lokal Seabar Restaurant

 

Emcee:
Josh Marthers, News 2

 
Amphitheater Seating Tickets include guaranteed seating in the amphitheater kitchen to view the competition live plus complimentary beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. General Admission Tickets include televised viewing of the competition throughout the Culinary Institute’s multiple viewing rooms plus complimentary beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

**AMPHITHEATER SEATING TICKETS FOR THE 2014 TASTE: IRON CHEF COMPETITION HAVE SOLD OUT. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.
 
A very special THANK YOU to all our media partners:
News 2

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When:

Friday, September 26
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where:

Culinary Institute of Charleston at Palmer Campus

RESERVED SEATING SOLD OUT

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