Saturday, November 23, 2013
Charleston Culinary Tours’ Chef’s Showcase at the Farmer’s Market is a two and a half hour tour that highlights Charleston’s award-winning farmer’s market as it allows guests to meet some of the local farmers and pick out a variety of ingredients for brunch. Then as a local chef incorporates the chosen components into a real farm-to-table meal for participants to enjoy back at the chef’s restaurant, the tour guide leads guests on an approximately 45 minute historic walking tour. The Farmers Market Tours are available on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. from mid-April through mid-December, according to Charleston Farmers Market schedule. Meeting outside of the Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street, the tour is $50 per person and includes non-alcoholic beverages and chef’s brunch.
“As one of the most popular of Charleston Culinary Tours, most Farmer’s Market tours sell out and reservations are required in advance,” said co-owner Oscar Hines. “Groups need to be booked at least three days prior to tour.”
Held rain or shine, each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. There are five tours available including Historic Downtown, Upper King Street, The Farmer’s Market, Chefs’ Kitchen and Mixology. Chosen by various restaurant and bar partners, the menu features an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations.