|Our market featured local artists, farmers and specialties. |
Guests strolled through the market before entering the tasting tents.
|Gascoigne Bluff was a beautiful setting for the festival. The moss-draped trees |
provided a lovely canopy for our tents and shade for our guests.
|Over 25 local restaurants prepared dishes for our tasting tents.|
|It's the Georgia coast - there had to be oysters! The entire festival |
highlighted local cuisine prepared by local chefs - so, of course everything
was fresh and genuine Southern!
|Trust me - nobody went away hungry!|
|Cheers to a great day!|
|There were plenty of "spirits" flowing. One of the great mixologists from the |
King & Prince serves up specialty cocktails featuring Southern artisanal spirits.
|On Saturday I was responsible for our demo tent - The Culinary Creations |
Cooking Stage. It was a great job - I got to work directly with
our invited culinary talent, and some super volunteers!
|Here's the line-up - Ted Dennard, Ford Fry, Libbie Summers, |
Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart - WOWZA!!
|Libbie Summer is one cool chick! She's a food stylist, cookbook |
author and blogger who preaches the gospel of "food-inspired living".
She put together an amazing "food-inspired table" with corn as
her theme. It was a true WOW!
|Libbie and her husband Josh - signing books and chatting |
with guests under the oaks.
|There she is - Nathalie Dupree the Grand Dame of Southern Cooking - holding |
court, cracking jokes and making biscuits. Working with Nathalie was
absolutely one of the highlights of the Festival for me.
|That's me - prepping tasting portions of Nathalie's biscuits for guests |
in the demo tent. Nathalie Dupree's Two Ingredient Biscuits
with a dollop of honey butter and a drizzle
of Savannah Bee honey on top - that's pure heaven!
|The day ended with a Low-Country concert featuring The Mosier Brothers |
and Mudcat. Mudcat roused the crowd with their lively march around
the grounds before taking the stage.
|A great end to a great day of food and spirits. Mudcat brought it home |
with a concert -- music flowing through the oaks and a backdrop
of a colorful sunset over the water.
It just doesn't get any better than this!