Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Seventh Annual Chef’s Potluck is a celebration of partnerships between local restaurants and farms. High-profile chefs from 16 Charleston-area restaurants will prepare dishes using the ingredients that Lowcountry farmers and fishermen provide. The event will be held at the beautiful Middleton Place on Sunday, April 27, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Participating chefs represent the following restaurants: Caviar and Bananas, Closed for Business, Cru Café, Cypress, Edmund’s Oast, EVO Pizza, The Glass Onion, The Grocery, High Cotton, Indaco, Middleton Place Restaurant, Monza Pizza, The Ordinary, Poogan’s Porch, S.N.O.B., Social Restaurant and Wine Bar, and Two Boroughs Larder.
Locally sourced ingredients are courtesy of Abundant Seafood, Burden Creek Dairy, Clammer Dave, Compost in My Shoe, Green Grocer, Hickory Bluff Nursery and Berry Farm, Keegan-Filion Farm, Legare Farms, Lowland Farm, Middleton Place Organic Farm, Rebellion Farm, Rooting Down Farm, Rosebank Farms, and Spade and Clover Gardens.
Jazz Artists of Charleston will set the mood of the afternoon with live music by Leah Suárez and Friends, featuring Leah Suárez, vocalist; Gerald Gregory, pianist; and Ben Wells, bassist. Attendees may also bid on one-of-a-kind chef experiences, specialty dinners and getaways, presented by guest auctioneer Doug Warner.
Guests will have their choice of local libations. Coast and Palmetto Brewing Companies will supply beer; Grassroots Wine and Firefly Distillery will supply wine and spirits.
Tickets are for sale on the Lowcountry Local First (LLF) website. LLF members can purchase tickets for $65 in advance and $75 on event day; non-member prices are $75 in advance and $85 on event day. Entry to the historic Middleton Place grounds and gardens is included in the ticket price.
The Seventh Annual Chef’s Potluck takes place during the third annual Eat Local Month. LLF encourages individuals, families, schools and workplaces to get involved with Eat Local Month throughout April by visiting farmer’s markets, meeting local farmers and supporting farm-to-table chefs.
All funds raised during Eat Local Month support LLF’s work in sustainable agriculture. To date, LLF has put 95 apprentices through the Growing New Farmers Program and launched Dirt Works Incubator Farm among other initiatives. Eat Local Month 2014 is sponsored by: Limehouse Produce, Charleston Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Glass Onion, Middleton Place, Nelson Printing, Ruth’s House, Sonitrol, Sun Dog Cat Moon, Art Mag, Charleston City Paper, Charleston Magazine and The Bridge 105.5.
To learn more about Eat Local Month happenings and purchase tickets, visit www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.