This weekend was the eighth annual BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival. And with a booming culinary scene, a beautiful setting, and great events, chefs and attendees alike flocked to join in on the fun.
We spoke to some of the participating chefs about what was new for the eighth year. Charleston-based chef Frank Lee of Slightly North of Broad said, "What’s unique about the festival this year is the level of participation from the visitors and from all the chefs." Anthony Lamas, from Seviche in Louisville loves the atmosphere. "There’s just that Southern charm... The chefs are amazing and the people here really enjoy good food and it takes a special city to support something like this," he said.
The caliber of chefs has also grown over the years. First-time attendee Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Incanto noted that "It’s really for me been exciting to not only view the city from whole new eyes — I’ve never seen anything like this... There’s a lot of chefs I have a lot of respect for here."
For more information about the festival and Charleston, you can watch more of our coverage, or watch the Festival's Daily Recaps if you want to see what went down! If it all makes you hungry then make sure to get ready to book your tickets for next year!