03 August 2011

August Foodie Events

L.I.M.E. Charleston to Benefit Center for Women
Local. Impromptu. Moveable. Evening. On August 13 from 5-10p.m., enjoy a seven course dinner with pairings and live entertainment, all benefiting the Center for Women.

L.I.M.E. is the newest underground experience created by Chef Renata Dos Santos. The emphasis is on slow foods, local sustainability and sense of community. This dinner's featured talent is Chef Ulfet Ralph of UR The Cook & Mixologist Laura Appleton of Speakeasy.

Dinner includes a BeBa Luxe fashion show and is all inclusive. Tickets are available for $75 at http://www.limeincharlesto​n.com/charleston-limes.htm​l.

Julia Child Birthday Dinner
The Glass Onion will host a dinner to celebrate Julia Child’s birthday on Monday, August 15, with three courses featuring classics from Child’s repertoire, such as beef tartare, chicken fricassee, sweetbreads and chocolate roulade. The West Ashley restaurant is located at 1219 Savannah Highway. and dinner will be served during regular dining hours from 6-10p.m. The GO also has a pretty great blog that's worth checking out for some awesome recipes using local ingredients.

The cost of the birthday dinner will be $35 per person, and reservations are required. This event also happens to coincide with the Glass Onion’s Monday special -- half priced bottles of wine. Customers can choose a bottle to enjoy at half the regular cost from the restaurant’s eco-conscious wine list.

VegStock - 7 Courses of Peas, Wine & Love
Charleston Grill recently announced the details for the second annual VegStock dinner. Last year's inaugural dinner was a sold-out affair, so this year the Grill will host VegStock 2011 on back-to-back nights, Wednesday, August 17 and Thursday, August 18. Seating for both dinners will be limited.

Both Executive Chef Michelle Weaver and Sommelier Rick Rubel guarantee for a fantastic seven-course vegetarian feast, with the perfect pairings. Dishes such as Watermelon with Ginger-Lime Broth, Heirloom Tomato Shortcake and Avocado Crudo will be accompanied by fine wines. This evening is sure to be innovative and nothing short of delectable.

Tickets are $70 (plus tax and gratuity) for dinner and wine. Reservations are required. For more information please call (843) 577-4522.

What's a femivore, you ask? A woman who knows the importance of using local food. Lowcountry Local First's 2011 Femivore Awards will honor one foodie woman working to promote a business or community outreach program in each of four categories: Grow, Nourish, Inspire, and Give.

The winners will receive $2,000 to use towards their project as well as an "Entrepreneurship Pack" with new ideas. The first annual Femivore Awards will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Ashley Hall (Dining Hall), 172 Rutledge Ave, 6-9pm. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by calling (843)740-5444 or online.

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