Gourmet & Grapes is a weekend-long culinary extravaganza that is the only fundraiser in the Lowcountry that brings together renowned chefs and winemakers to raise money for cancer research. The event, which takes place at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, benefits Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Since its inception in 2009, Gourmet & Grapes has raised more than $650,000 for cancer research programs at Hollings Cancer Center. With stagnant federal funding, this contribution has proved invaluable in the cancer research conducted in South Carolina.
Friday, February 7
AN EPICUREAN AFFAIR The Ocean Room, The Sanctuary | 6:30pm | $250 Elegant, black-tie exclusive dining experience in one of The Sanctuary's most elegant private dining rooms. The evening will feature The Sanctuary's very own culinary visionaries and private discussion with vintner Rob Davis of Jordan Vineyard & Winery. This event will be held in The Ocean Room's private dining space, The Wine Room. Availability is very limited.
Saturday, February 8
GOURMET CULINARY LUNCHEON The Ocean Room, The Sanctuary | 12:00pm | $125 Exquisite culinary demonstration and elegant multi-course luncheon featuring Executive Chef Colin Bedford of The Fearrington House Restaurant held in the picturesque Ocean Room. Our guest chef will describe and demonstrate the preparation of the dishes, while Mira Winery will pour specially selected wines for each course.
BUILD YOUR OWN AFTERNOON The Sanctuary | 2:00pm | $50 (if not attending lunch) After lunch guests can attend one of two great seminars featuring Jordan Vineyard & Winery and Laurent Perrier Champagne. Taste back vintages of Jordan Cabernet with winemaker Rob Davis or sip bubbles as Sarah Halstead hosts the Champagne tasting seminar.
WINE ODYSSEY GALA The Terrace Ballroom, The Sanctuary | 6:30pm | $200 Savor the flavors of the Southeast. Meet the chefs and taste their unique creations while sipping on distinctive wines from around the world at this main event and auction gala. Then, dance the night away with a champagne and chocolate afterglow.
Sunday, February 9
FAREWELL BRUNCH Jasmine Porch, The Sanctuary | 11:45am | $75 Celebrate the weekend and salute the chefs at this seaside brunch featuring the chefs of Kiawah Island Golf Resort.