Wine + Food 101 and 202

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 Wine + Food 101 Package and the Wine + Food 202 Package to help new festival-goers navigate the weekend with ease. CHSWFF-101 This two night (Friday and Saturday) package includes accommodations for two people in a standard room in one of downtown, historic Charleston’s finest Inns, Kings Courtyard Inn or Fulton Lane Inn.  Both inns are located just a few blocks from Francis Marion Square – the site of the 2017 Wine + Food Festival. Guests will begin their weekend on Friday night with tickets to Nassau Street Sideshow! (9:00-11:00pm) Texan-turned-Charlestonian, John Lewis, acclaimed pit master is turning his newly opened namesake into a carnival for the appetite. Step right up and be mesmerized with out-of-this-world meaty treats and marvels of culinary delight. Grab a high-flyin’ beer, sip upon sultry wine, or dive into some tasty Tito’s cocktails. This culinary adventure is not for the faint of heart. On Saturday guests will enjoy the festival’s Culinary Village.  (12noon-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. Expect to see a new Wine Garden and an expanded live music stage to include exciting demos and one-on-one conversations. 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. You must plan on leaving plenty of time to explore The Third Space where you’ll find demos and tastings in the Earth, Air, Sea, Land, and Fire areas. This two night package has limited availability and is offered at a special rate of $970 (plus 13.5% tax) for two people.  A deposit in the amount of $680 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 www.charminginns.com or call (800)845-6119 for more details of what is included with your stay. CHSWFF-202 Those looking to take a bigger bite out of the festival, should look to the Wine + Food 202 Package. This two night (Friday and Saturday) package also includes accommodations for two people in a standard room in one of downtown, historic Charleston’s finest Inns, Kings Courtyard Inn or Fulton Lane Inn, located just a few blocks from Marion Square – the site of the 2017 Wine + Food Festival. Guests will begin their weekend on Friday night at Le Farfalle’s Signature dinner (7:00-9:30pm) at one of Charleston’s newest and most talked about dining rooms. Chef Michael Toscano will welcome his friend and Top Chef alum, Chef Dale Talde of New York City’s Talde for a collaborative multi-course menu titled “My Big Fat Italian-ish Wedding,” that will fuse their unique cooking styles together for one incredible flavor experience, and what is sure to be a memorable and fun night! On Saturday guests will enjoy the festival’s Culinary Village.  (12noon-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. Expect to see a new Wine Garden and an expanded live music stage to include exciting demos and one-on-one conversations. 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. You must plan on leaving plenty of time to explore The Third Space where you’ll find demos and tastings in the Earth, Air, Sea, Land, and Fire areas. On Saturday evening, guests will head to Snout to Tail (6pm – 9pm) for a feast of head, shoulders, knees and tails! Five smokin’ pit master + chef teams will collaborate on an epic menu starring pork and all the fixin’s. Live music, plenty of cold beer and a healthy case of the meat sweats – let the good times roll. P.S. – Catch some live music later that night at no charge. Big Bill Morganfield, son of Muddy Waters, will hit the stage at 10p.m. This two night package has limited availability and is offered at a special rate of $1310.00(plus 13.5% tax) for two people.  A deposit in the amount of $1020 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 www.charminginns.com or call (800)845-6119 for more details of what is included with your stay.

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