Monday, March 03, 2008

Charleston Food & Wine Festival



After finishing up a long term project at work, C and I took a weekend getaway to Charleston for the Food & Wine Festival. It was sort of a last minute trip, so we were limited on our choice of events, but it was a fantastic break.

We stayed at the Embassy Suites on Meeting Street. The building is the original Citadel Military College, with many of the original features restored. Here is the atrium...



C checks out the little port hole window in the bedroom. These appear all over the building. I'm sure they served a purpose at some point (anyone know?)


The first event we went to was Bubbles & Sweets late Saturday evening,



Amaretto Cocktails as you entered (yes, that woman's hat is attached to the table)


a DJ to keep the party going...






candy sushi




Cake with a BOURBON MILKSHAKE ...the inventer of that drink was a genious :)


Chocolates from NYC


My favorite sweet of the evening...


and it's creator...


and look who it is, Jim Cantore from the weather channel...


and Sam Talbot from Top Chef


We spent the next morning in the Culinary Village and had tickets for the tasting tents (our hotel's the castle looking building behind the tent)...






Hanging at the Childress Racing/Winery tent...






CHEERS!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pictures are great...everything you told me about look even better in pictures than they sounded. The bubbles & sweets event looks beautiful and the offerings look amazing! mom

Anonymous said...

What was on those little spoons???mom

Jenn S. said...

Those were really good too - probably my second favorite. It was a little fork stabbed into a small jelly candy, topped with a half a raspberry and a small square of clear geletin or ricepaper or something over the top.

Paul said...

Looks like a grand time...I'm happy you just had time to post something new. I knew Charleston had a good foodie reputation, but Bourbon milkshakes??

Fun and Fun...and done...

Anonymous said...

what was sam like?

Jenn S. said...

Sam was a very skinny dude. We saw him a few times throughout the weekend and he seemed to just be laying low and enjoying the festival along with everyone else.