Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping in. I’ve just returned from a delicious weekend at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. There I was signing books alongside my friends, Nathalie Dupree, the Queen of the Southern Kitchen herself ,and the lovely Holly Herrick. Yes, by the way, she does look like Julie Andrews. It was a fabulous event even though we were dodging torrential downpours all day Saturday.
Sure glad I found some Wellies for this occasion. Some of the puddles were over my ankles but the show went on.
For anyone who grew up with even a little southern in their bones, Charleston is the best thing this side of heaven and Charleston’s restaurant scene is smokin’ hot. Three local chefs have taken home James Beard awards, and many others have been nominated. Sean Brock’s restaurant, Husk, has been named the best new restaurant of the year, and more keep popping up faster than the weeds in my garden after this weekend’s rainstorms.Most are located along Upper King Street.
It ‘s a world-class festival that showcases this extraordinary talent. And the good news is for those of you who missed it, there is another festival coming up this weekend, March 9 and 10 on Hilton Head Island.
In its 27 years on the island, the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival has grown from a small wine tasting to one of the East Coast’s largest festivals.
Friday, March 9th is the Grand Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at Sea Pines Resort in the Harbour Town Conference Center.
Saturday March 10th is the Wine and Food Festival at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn from 12 -3 p.m. I’ll be there with “Shrimp, Collards and Grits,” and hope to see y’all!
I’m trying to stay dry under the tents at Francis Marion Square in Charleston on Saturday. Foodies from all over the country were there along with our best celebrity chefs!