Home to a volume of acclaimed restaurants often associated with a city three times its size, Charleston is an unabashed cuisine-crazy destination. Our adoration of all things food and drink reaches a fever pitch during the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival, an action-packed four-day gathering of chefs, purveyors, small batch distillers, vintners, and hungry guests.
We have a soft spot for the Waffle House Smackdown hosted by Bon Appetit Editor Andrew Knowleton (read more: click here) and the Locavore Lunch is always delicious (read more: click here).
The after parties are often a memorable bourbon-and-pig-parts scene. The after-after parties are, in a word, epic. We fondly remember the time renowned Chef Daniel Boulud made scrambled eggs with shaved truffles in the kitchen at FIG for revelers who stayed long enough to greet the dawn. Here’s our insider’s tip: Southern Living’s Jennifer Cole is like the White Rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and you should gleefully follow her down the after-party rabbit hole if given the chance!
The 2015 Charleston Wine + Food Festival will take place from March 4 – 8 and tickets are still available to select events. There is still time to plan a delicious festival vacation. Imagine the beautiful setting of historic Charleston as the backdrop to festive events that celebrate heirloom recipes, artisanal food products, fine wine, and more—it’s a spectacular time to be in Charleston. Click here to buy tickets!