The South’s chosen chefs* accumulate annually during a Charleston Wine + Food Festival, where a scotch flows openly and grill fume wafts over a ever-charming city. We’re rather biased, given Food Republic’s annual media sponsorship of events like final year’s Harlem and Hominy Brunch and N. Chas Night Bazaar, though this fest stands out due to a programming, plcae and a certain je ne sais quoi.
And now it’s time to devise for subsequent year’s Charleston Wine + Food Festival, that will take place Mar 6-10, 2019. Organizers have only announced a rough list of participating chefs including Gavin Kaysen, Jeremiah Bacon, Mike Lata, Michelle Weaver, Vivian Howard, Seamus Mullen, Maneet Chauhan, Steven D. Greene, David and Anna Posey, Nina Compton, Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, and Vishwesh Bhatt.
Programming will be suggested after this month, though dual initiatives of note for 2019 are a jubilee of International Women’s Day and a concentration on wellness. Beyond that, it’s value profitable courtesy to entrance announcements as away ticketed events for special dinners, cooking classes and informal excursions sell out quickly. Tickets go on sale Aug 29 during a Charleston Wine + Food Festival website.
“One thing that creates Charleston Wine + Food singular compared to other booze and food festivals, is that we reprogram 85% of a report year after year,” says Gillian Zettler, Charleston Wine + Food Festival Executive Director. “There are a few differences that we consider we will notice on a 2019 report compared to past festivals, including an stretched wellness eventuality series, excursions that offer guest disdainful + singular culinary storytelling practice with a clarity of place, and a renewed concentration on diversifying a talent line-up.”
Check out a podcast from a 2018 fest featuring interviews with Mashama Bailey, Linton Hopkins, Maneet Chauhan and Katie Button.
* Indeed, many of a South’s best-known chefs make a annual outing to Charleston for a festival, though as we can see above, it attracts many star chefs from New York City, Chicago and elsewhere.