Friday, February 20, 2009

Food + Wine Festival "Friends" Diner Held at 181 Palmer

On February 19th, The BB&T Charleston Food + Wine Festival donor group, the "Friends of the Festival," enjoyed a four course dinner created by a cadre of Charleston's top chefs, who were assisted in the kitchen by Culinary Institute of Charleston students. Host Mickey Bakst, General Manager of Charleston Grill, also received CIC student assistance in the front of the house.

Chef Frank Lee, Southern Maverick Kitchens: hors d'oeuvres
Chef Ken Vedrinski, Trattoria Lucca: Crudo of Local Black Fish, Tangerine Agromato, Jalapeno
Chef Michelle Weaver, Charleston Grill: Nantucket Bay Scallops, Mango, Serrano Ham Crisps
Chef Mike Lata, FIG: Pancetta-Wrapped Wild Stripped Bass, Mushroom Ragout, Soft Polenta
Chef Brett McKee, Tuscan Rubbed Chateaubriand, Truffled Demi-Glace, Root Vegetables
CIC Instructor Melissa Fritz: Chocolate Kir Royal Mascarpone Creme de Cassis Mousse