Holy City Hospitality Announces Charleston Wine + Food Fringe Events

Holy City Hospitality will host two fringe events taking place during Charleston Wine + Food. Each will be held on Thursday, March 1st at Vincent Chicco’s and 39 Rue de Jean. 

Vincent Chicco's will host "Undiscovered Italy," a drop-in wine tasting and discussion focused on six little-known Italian wine varietals, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm. Accompanied by cheese and charcuterie appetizers, the wine tastings will include one sparkling, three white, and two red varietals. Alessandro Guarino, CEO and President of Impero Wines, and Andres Contreras, Charleston City Paper’s Best Sommelier, will be onsite to lead the open discussion, answer questions, and educate guests on the event’s unique wines of Italy.

Wine tastings include:

  • Casal Bordino Passerina Spumante
  • Pratello Lugana Turbiana
  • Casal Bordino Terre di Chieti Pecorino
  • Conti Zecca Malvasia Bianca
  • Antonutti Vini Friuli Grave Refosco
  • Feudo di Santa Croce Aglianico del Salento

For additional information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Meanwhile, 39 Rue de Jean will host a 5 course dinner with Saintsbury wine pairings at 6 pm. Each course on the menu will be curated by Chef Justin Rambo-Garwood with wine pairings by Andres Contreras. Philippa Ward will be the evening's guest. She is the daughter of Richard Ward, co-founder and owner of Saintsbury Winery.

Here's a look at the menu:

First Course

  • Yellowtail Crudo
    • Green apple, celery & parsley salad, lemon EVOO
    • Wine pairing: Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay

Second Course

  • Seared Tuna
    • Blistered raspberry, arugula
    • Wine pairing: Saintsbury Carneros Vincent Vin Gris

Third Course

  • Roasted Duck Breast
    • Turnip, spinach, cranberry-prune purée
    • Wine pairing: Saintsbury Carneros Pinot Noir

Fourth Course

  • Pork Trio
    • Crispy ear & frisée salad, roasted tenderloin with sauce Robert, trotter croquette with sauce gribiche
    • Wine pairing: Saintsbury Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir

Fifth Course

  • Hazelnut Fried Camembert
    • Pomegranate molasses, basil
    • Wine pairing: Saintsbury Sundawg Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

For additional information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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