Friday, February 26, 2016

Matthew Ridgway of The Southern Gentleman and Gypsy Kitchen Caravans to Charleston Wine + Food Festival March 2-6

The Low Country calls, and y'all must go to the 10th annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival (CWFF), Wednesday, March 2 through Sunday, March 6. Charleston is already deemed one of the top food and wine destinations in America, and the CWFF adds about 400 more reasons to visit -- the approximate number of chefs, farmers, beverage professionals, artists and experts contributing to the week of exclusive dinners, fine wine and food tastings, cocktails, beer, demos and classes, Culinary Village experiences, live entertainment and much more. Count Matthew Ridgway in on the punch list. The executive chef of The Southern Gentleman and Gypsy Kitchen leads several demos on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in Marion Square, the Culinary Village and the SCE&G Tent. His plans include preparing chickpea socca pancake with farmers cheese and torn herb salad in the Hands-On Kitchen/SCE&G Tent and Gypsy Kitchen red lentils with coconut milk, basil and hot chorizo in the Culinary Village. Visit the website to choose the ticket options you desire, from individual events to packages. Makes for a sumptuous grown-up getaway because one must be age 21 or over to attend. Feel-good factor (along with food and wine) -- festival proceeds benefit area charities and provide culinary scholarships at three Charleston colleges.

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