Food and Wine 101 and 202 in Charleston

Every March, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival welcomes chefs, winemakers, and foodies from across the nation for a four-day celebration of Charleston’s culinary excellence and renowned food culture. If you’ve never participated in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the best of Charleston’s amazing culinary offerings. Choosing which events to attend throughout the festival can be difficult, so The Kings Courtyard Inn and The Fulton Lane Inn have created the Food and Wine 101 Package and the Food and Wine 202 Package to help new festival-goers navigate the weekend with ease. Charleston-Food-and-Wine-101 The Food and Wine 101 Package is a two night (Friday and Saturday) package that includes accommodations for two people in a standard room in one of downtown, historic Charleston's finest inns. Both the Kings Courtyard Inn and the Fulton Lane Inn are located just a few blocks from Francis Marion Square - the site of the 2016 Wine + Food Festival. On Friday, Guests will begin their weekend with tickets to SUMO SOMMELIER at Embassy Suites Downtown. Join Charleston's sommelier heavyweights! Four local sommeliers will compete by pairing their best white and red of the year with two wine-challenging dishes. Taste the pairings, then you be the judge of which local somm takes home the bragging rights of SUMO SOMMELIER. A light-hearted, festive insight into the minds of some of the best palates in town. On Saturday guests will enjoy the festival's Culinary Village at Marion Square. The Village ticket gives you access all day between 12noon until 5pm featuring hundreds of chefs, winemakers, taste-makers, artisans and authors, this is an experience not to be missed. With a new and expanded tasting area - plan on a day filled with tastings, demos, book signings, retail, live music and more flavor than your foodie heart can hold. This two-night package has limited availability and is offered at a special rate of $940 (plus 13.5% tax) for two people. A deposit in the amount of $665 will be due at time of reservation. Cancellation is 45 days prior to arrival - any cancellations after this date will forfeit their deposit. Please see our website or call (800)845-6119 for more details of what is included with your stay. Charleston-Food-and-Wine-202 If you are looking to take a bigger bite out of the festival, we recommend the Food and Wine 202 Package. This two night (Friday and Saturday) package also includes accommodations for two people in a standard room at either the Kings Courtyard Inn or the Fulton Lane Inn. Guests will begin their weekend on Friday evening with tickets to Pecha Kucha from at Sotille Theatre. Charleston's creative parliament will host a culinary-themed panel in partnership with Charleston Wine and Food. Guests will join an epic lineup of culinary luminaries as they wax poetic about all things gastronomic in an intense and highly inspiring presentation. It's an experience you'll want to taste. On Saturday guests will enjoy the festival's Culinary Village at Marion Square. The Village ticket gives you access all day between 12noon until 5pm featuring hundreds of chefs, winemakers, tastemakers, artisans and authors, this is an experience not to be missed. With a new and expanded tasting area - plan on a day filled with tastings, demos, book signings, retail, live music and more flavor than your foodie heart can hold. On Saturday evening, from (8pm - 11pm) guests will head to On the Rocks ('N roll). A little bit of rock n' roll never hurt anybody! Nor did a hand-crafted cocktail (or two) stirred up and/or shaken by a band of Charleston's favorite bar chefs. Join an illustrious line-up of local mixologists and their kitchen counterparts for a menu of delectable and perfectly paired bites. Mix it all up for perfect harmony and a-rockin' Saturday night with the sounds of native rocker and South Carolinian, Nikki Lane. Indulge in the bold flavors, dance alongside the tastemakers, the hipsters, the foodies, the groupies. This two-night package has limited availability and is offered at a special rate of $1020.00 (plus 13.5% tax) for two people. A deposit in the amount of $750 will be due at time of reservation. Cancellation is 45 days prior to arrival - any cancellations after this date will forfeit their deposit. Please see our website or call (800)720-2688 for more details of what is included in your stay.

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