Local and regional chefs served up a variety of unique culinary creations during Charleston Wine + Food's opening night last night | Photos by Ruta Smith

Photos by Ruta Smith

Charleston Wine + Food kicked off last night in the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard featuring many local chefs, breweries and winemakers. Guests came in droves to taste the culinary delights of local, regional and national chefs and dance to live music from Motown Throwdown and Doom Flamingo saxophonist Michael Quinn.

Louise Raker from Nordic Cooking
Delaney Oyster House
Oysters topped with peanuts from Delaney Oyster House

Charleston chefs including Shamil Velazquez of Delaney Oyster House and James London of Chubby fish served up delightful seafood samples, while Le Farfalle’s Michael Toscano dished out porchetta sandwiches in anticipation for his upcoming sandwich concept Da Toscano Porchetta Shop opening at 109 President St. 

2023 S.C. Chef Ambassador and executive chef of 39 Rue de Jean Marcus Shell (middle)
A dish from Rock Hill restaurant Kounter. The restaurant’s chef Rob Masone is also a 2023 S.C. Chef Ambassador.

Charleston craft breweries, including LO-Fi Brewing and Commonhouse Aleworks, provided healthy pours of beer while sommeliers and wine experts kept the vino flowing.

Guests sipped on a variety of wine poured directly into complimentary glassware
Smoked chicken wings from Minero
Cru Cafe and Catering
Bodega chef Alec Gropman pulling cheese
Food from The Obstinate Daughter and Wild Olive

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