On Sunday, August 28th, Slow Food Charleston hosts the second annual Ark of Taste Dinner in The Bower at Edmund’s Oast. The event will be preceded by a happy hour at the downtown Home Team BBQ.
According to a press release, The Ark of Taste is "a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction. By identifying and championing these foods we keep them in production and on our plates. The Ark of Taste is a tool for farmers, ranchers, fishers, chefs, grocers, educators, and consumers to seek out and celebrate our country's diverse biological, cultural and culinary heritage."
The dinner at Edmund's Oast will be a celebration of Slow Food Charleston’s nomination of Seashore Rye to the Ark of Taste list. Served family style, the meal will include a Seashore Rye beer from Edmund’s Oast, an Ark of Taste inspired cocktail from Roderick Weaver, wines, spirits, a gelato social with BeardCat’s Sweet Shop, and an affogato bar by Counter Culture Coffee.
The dinner will take place from 6:30 pm to 10 pm and will feature chefs from each Southeastern state. Each will cook with an Ark of Taste ingredient from their respective state. Chefs include:
David Bancroft, Acre Restaurant, Auburn, Alabama
Tyler Brown, Southall Farms, Franklin, Tennessee
John Currence, City Grocery, Oxford, Mississippi
Reid Henninger, Edmund’s Oast, Charleston, South Carolina
Joe Kindred, Kindred, Davidson, North Carolina
Jacques Larson, Wild Olive & The Obstinate Daughter, Charleston, South Carolina
Matthew Raiford, The Farmer and The Larder, Brunswick, GA
Nathan Richard, Kingfish, New Orleans, Louisiana
Preceding the dinner, Slow Food Charleston will hosting a Home Team Happy Hour in collaboration with the Charleston Brown Water Society. The event will run from 4 pm to 6 pm and includes an Ark of Taste snack spread from Charleston chefs, rye whiskey from Charleston Brown Water Society, Ark inspired cocktails from local bartenders, and Tiny Tastemaker activities.
Tickets to the Ark of Taste Dinner are $200 and include dinner, beverages, live music, and admission to the Happy Hour at Home Team BBQ. Happy Hour tickets are $25 and include the snack spread and two drink tickets. Tickets are available for purchase at www.slowfoodcharleston.org/ark-of-taste.