A weekend-long culinary event, Gourmet & Grapes, is also a Lowcountry fundriaser that brings in chefs and winemakers to raise money for cancer research.
The event takes place at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and benefits Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Starting in 2009, the event has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research programs at Hollings Cancer Center. With stagnant federal funding, this contribution has proved invaluable in the cancer research conducted in South Carolina.
Friday, February 8
An Epicurean Affair featuring Executive Chef Justin Bogle of Gilt at The New York Palace paired with award winning wines of Lionello Marchesi from Tuscany.
6:30 p.m.; The Ocean Room, The Sanctuary; $295 per person
Elegant, black-tie reception and distinctive multi-course dinner with exquisite wine pairings from Lionello Marchesi portfolio. With the breathtaking Ocean Room as a backdrop, savor a luxurious evening with the region's most celebrated culinary visionaries.
Saturday, February 9
Gourmet Culinary Luncheon featuring Executive Chef Scott Crawford of The Umstead Hotel & Spa paired with Jordan Winery
noon; The Ocean Room, The Sanctuary; $150 per person
Culinary demonstration and multi-course luncheon held in the Ocean Room. Our guest chef will describe and demonstrate the preparation of the dishes, while Emmanuel Padilla will pour specially selected wines from Jordan Winery for each course.
Build Your Own Afternoon with Wine and Champagne-
2 p.m.; The Sanctuary; Included in the price of lunch ($50 if not attending lunch)
After lunch guests can attend one of two great wine seminars featuring Moet Hennessy and Cain Vineyard & Winery!
1. Build Your Own Cabernet Blend featuring Cain Vineyard & Winery
2.Build Your Own Bubbles featuring Moet Hennessy
Wine Odyssey Gala
6 p.m.; The Terrace Ballroom, The Sanctuary; $200 per person
Savor the flavors of the Southeast. Meet the chefs and taste their unique creations while sipping on distinctive wines from around the world at this main event and auction gala. Then, dance the night away with a champagne and chocolate afterglow.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
11:30 am; Jasmine Porch, The Sanctuary; $75 per person
Celebrate the weekend and salute the chefs at this seaside brunch