NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Join Southern Living magazine's acclaimed editors and the Charleston Restaurant Association for the Southern Living Taste of Charleston on October 8 and 9, 2011 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
The two-day festival, open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will showcase Southern Living editors and experts demonstrating the season's best recipes, holiday entertaining ideas, and fall decorating tips guaranteed to wow your guests. Visitors can enjoy Lowcountry cuisine from 40 of Charleston's top restaurants, live music, dance lessons, interactive games and more.
National sponsors of the Southern Living Taste of Charleston are: Almased® USA, Birkenstock®, Blue Diamond® Almonds, Crisco® Olive Oils, Infiniti and Rust-Oleum®.
The schedule is as follows on both Saturday and Sunday:
11:00 a.m. - Transforming the Kitchen, presented by Rust-Oleum® (Presentation Stage)
Take a kitchen from drab to fab in a few easy steps with Rust-Oleum® design expert Angie Stinner
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - Charleston Chef-Inspired Lowcountry Recipes in the Infiniti Inspiration Lounge
Southern Living Test Kitchen Pro Norman King cooks up and serves samples of Shrimp-and-Okra Pilau, created by Charleston's own Sean Brock of McCrady's and Husk, from the September issue at 11:30 a.m. At 1:30 p.m., see Norman prepare Pork Belly with Late-Harvest Peaches and Arugula, created by Fig's Mike Lata; and at 3:30 p.m., Norman will whip up Buttermilk Peach Pudding, created by Robert Stehling of Hominy Grill.
11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - Southern Living Fitness Buddies: Learn the Carolina Shag
Stop in and learn more about how Birkenstock® can help you look and feel good naturally.
12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Popular Food Blogger and Southern Living Editor-at-Large Christy Jordan presents Nuts about Pecans (Presentation Stage)
1:00 p.m. - Set a Southern Table with Lifestyle Expert and Southern Living Editor-at-Large Kimberly Schlegel Whitman (Presentation Stage)
2:00 p.m. - Southern Living Contributing Editor Rebecca Lang presents Mediterranean Inspiration featuring Crisco® Olive Oils (Presentation Stage)
3:00 p.m. - Fall Decorating with Landscape Designer and Southern Living Contributing Editor James Farmer (Presentation Stage)
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate and are good for admission only. Food and beverage tickets can be purchased inside the event. Credit cards are accepted on site. Proceeds will benefit local charities. To buy tickets, go to: http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/taste-of-charleston/
Southern Living, published 12 times a year by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, is the nation's seventh-largest monthly consumer magazine, reaching 15 million readers each month. Founded in 1966, Southern Living offers today's busy Southerners achievable ideas for cultivating her own Southern style. Each month in the magazine and on southernliving.com, readers find ideas for cooking, gardening, gracious entertaining, decorating, regional travel and locally made products.
The Charleston Restaurant Association (CRA) represents the largest private sector employer in the tri-county area. The association serves as the voice of the Charleston-area food service industry on government and public relations issues. Annual fund-raising events like the Taste of Charleston and Lowcountry Oyster Festival enable them to give back to the community. To date, the CRA has donated more than $1 million to local charities including the Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.
SOURCE Southern Living