2014 has come to an end, and so The Daily Meal takes a look back on the year’s abundant culinary festivals that took place in the Low Country and beyond. We are fortunate that there are so many well-organized and thoughtful events, but there was one that stood out from the pack.
Music to Your Mouth occurs each November at Palmetto Bluff, and nothing can beat the event’s setting of the May River with its pristine marsh and waterways or the charming streets lined with cottages and winding, lantern-lit roads. It is hard to narrow down Music to Your Mouth’s top moments, but we have done our best to roundup the highlights of the spirited festival.
#7 James Beard Foundation Award Winner Dinner
If you can get down earlier in the week, a must do event is a dinner hosted by some of the South’s most accomplished chefs, all of whom are James Beard Foundation award winners. Together, they compose a dinner that showcases each of their individual styles of cuisine but curated nicely to all work in unison. The dinner is paired with exceptional wines and provides an intimate and enjoyable way to kick-off the weekend. Photo: [From left to right] Chefs Ashley Christensen of Raleigh, North Carolina; Anne Quatrano of Atlanta; Linton Hopkins of Atlanta; Christopher Hastings of Birmingham, Alabama; and Mike Lata of Charleston.
#6 Southern Foodways Alliance-Led Panel Discussions and Demonstrations
Southern Foodways Alliance director John T. Edge curates poignant discussions with some of the event’s featured Southern chefs, like Tyler Brown from Capitol Grille in Nashville (pictured here). Together the pair banter back and forth as they share stories on their culinary careers and styles while teaching the audience about certain foodways and serving them a taste to enjoy during the demo.