Every March, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival provides a delectable assortment of culinary delights. Guests experience Charleston’s far reaching culinary history and food culture, all while savoring mouth-watering dishes from an array of the best chefs in the Southeast. The Wine + Food Gastronome package at the John Rutledge House Inn offers an opportunity to fully experience the Charleston Wine + Food Festival.
This three-night package (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) includes accommodations for two people in the historic John Rutledge House Inn. Built in 1763, this home originally belonged to a signer of the US Constitution. Located in the historic district of Charleston, the inn is walking distance to Marion Square – the site of the 2018 Wine + Food Festival.
The weekend will begin on Thursday night with That’s Amore (7:30pm-10pm). Imagine stepping into an Italian string-lit city block, right here in the Holy City. Sip fine Italian wines + spritz’ as you sway in the street with a cloud at your feet, to the sweet sounds of light jazz inspired by Dean Martin.
On Friday, guests will meet a shuttle bus near Marion Square for an afternoon of fun and adventure. Kith and Kin! (11am-2:30pm). One of the Lowcountry’s oldest and most stunning waterside plantations will be the backdrop for this magnificent event. Celebrate with recipes passed down from generation to generation, forever kept as a sacred taste of home. Join some of the region’s most renowned chefs as they serve up dishes of their past that have influenced the artists they have become today. Delight in the tastes of these special family recipes. Transportation will be provided.
On Saturday, guests will enjoy the festival’s Culinary Village (12pm-5pm). The Culinary Village is the heart and soul of Charleston Wine + Food. Located in downtown’s Marion Square, the Village is the ultimate tasting experience. Your Village ticket grants five full hours of all-access tasting and imbibing. Check out the Main Stage where you can expect to see live music, as well as exciting demos and one-on-one conversations with chefs and winemakers. The Hub area will be full with even more food and beverage vendors, and the Artisan Market will be stocked full of incredible local and regional makers showcasing their masterful creations and unique flavors.
Sunday morning will prove to be one of the highlights of the weekend with tickets to the Harlem and Hominy Brunch (11am-1pm). The coveted Gospel Brunch infused with a whole ‘lotta soul. This decadent brunch will embody the southern inspirations + time-honored traditions of New York’s iconic neighborhood. Your taste buds will follow a trail from Charleston to Harlem with passionate flavors from NYC to the east of the Mississippi.
The Gastronome Package is limited in availability and is offered at a special rate of $2200(plus 14% tax) for two people. A deposit in the amount of $1460 will be due at time of reservation. Reservations include daily complimentary breakfast, complimentary afternoon tea, complimentary wifi, and 24-hour concierge service. Cancellation is 45 days prior to arrival – any cancellations after this date will forfeit their deposit. Please see our website, www.johnrutledgehouseinn.com or call (800)476-9741 for more details of what is included with your stay.