The Sixth Annual Gourmet & Grapes Culinary Extravaganza benefiting the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is adding some twists to its lineup of events raising money for research at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The weekend-long celebration is scheduled for February 7-9, at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. This festive weekend boasts a number of events geared to all levels of appreciation for great food and wine – from novice to connoisseur – with the best chefs from the Southeast and winemakers from around the world.
New this year will be private dining during Friday’s black-tie Epicurean Affair, an elegant multicourse dinner with wine pairings. These private settings for small groups in The Sanctuary’s private dining rooms bring a more intimate feel and allow guests to spend time with The Sanctuary’s culinary visionaries, and vintner Rob Davis, of the renowned Jordan Vineyard and Winery, of Sonoma, California.
Other Gourmet & Grapes hallmarks - Saturday’s multicourse Culinary Luncheon and accompanying food and wine demonstration - will be featuring executive chef, Colin Bedford of Fearrington House Restaurant of Pittsboro, North Carolina. Pouring wines that afternoon will be Mira Winery of Napa, California.
“Glad to lend a hand in raising funds to support cancer research. Cancer seems to touch the lives of just about everyone at some point. Here’s hoping the research will lead to more breakthroughs and more cure,” says Bedford.