Undiscovered Charleston, Where Food and History Meet
Immerse yourself in the rich history and culinary tradition of Charleston, South Carolina, with the "Undiscovered Charleston: Where Food and History Meet" tour. Here, notable chef, Forrest Parker, combines his professional knowledge about the city’s history with his passion for food. The highlight of this adventure includes a true to tradition, multi-course tasting of authentic Lowcountry dishes that will certainly tantalize your palate and leave memorable flavors lingering in your mouth.
As you dive into this sensory feast, the tour will take approximatively 3 hours. The first hour will have you walking the iconic streets of the Oberon Grill in downtown Charleston. A comfortable pair of shoes and light clothing, depending on the season, would be suitable for the leisurely one-mile stroll. During this time, you'll get to appreciate the satisfying blend of food and history, as well-told stories about rice cultivation, indigenous foodways, and innovative farming technologies are shared.
In addition, the experience continues to the chef's kitchen, where your senses will be awakened. Here, guests will watch the food preparations of the region's seafood, meats, and produce. This behind-the-scenes look at Lowcountry cooking will give you a unique perspective of Charleston's food culture. You'll be able to taste iconic dishes like the Charleston Gold Rice, the Sea Island Seafood Pilau, and the Carolina Heritage Pork, among others.
The "Undiscovered Charleston: Where Food and History Meet" tour has earned its accolades throughout the years. Chef Forrest Parker, a South Carolina Chef Ambassador in 2016 and Charleston's only Palmetto Guild Certified Guide, cherishes sharing the historical, obscure, and delicious secrets of his city. His unique blend of storytelling with a culinary experience makes this activity an engaging trek back in time, providing depth to your understanding of Charleston's food history and culture.
To wrap it up, this tour invigorates your senses with a blend of gastronomy and history. Your curiosity will be piqued with the fascinating stories of Charleston's past, and your taste buds will certainly thank you for the delightful Lowcountry cuisine. Don't miss out on the unique chance to embark on the "Undiscovered Charleston: Where Food and History Meet" tour – it's a true feast for the mind, heart, and stomach.