Charleston, S.C. – On Thursday, October 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m., the Charleston chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality will host their annual fundraiser, An Autumn Affair: A Celebration of Wine and Artisan Food.
The event will be held at Lowndes Grove Plantation, 266 Saint Margaret St., Charleston, S.C., 29403. Tickets to the event are $45.00, and are available on line at ldeicharleston.com, or at The Wine Shop (3 Lockwood Dr., #203), or Charleston Cooks (192 East Bay St.). The event includes an evening of wine tasting (over 100 wines to sample), local artisan foods, live music and a silent auction benefitting LDEI scholarships. Additionally, locally produced items for sale including food items and books penned by local LDEI authors, including Nathalie Dupree, Marion Sullivan, Holly Herrick, Danielle Wecksler, Sarah O’Kelly, Susan Slack, Nancie McDermott, Cathy Forrester and others, will be available.
“This is going to be a beautiful evening on the banks of the Ashley River with great wines, local artisan foods, live music and great auction items. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy Charleston in the fall, and this, our inaugural event, promises to become our annual signature celebration not to be missed,” said Chef Susan Wigley, LDEI Charleston chapter president.
Some of the featured chefs include Chef Nathan Thurston, The Sanctuary, and Chef Chris Stallard, Chai’s; with local vendors including Charleston Cheese House, Olinda Olives, Jestine’s Sweet Shop; and local farmers/growers from Kennerty Farms, Celeste Albers Eggs, and many more.
About Les Dames d’Escoffier:
LDEI is the only organization of its kind: a world-wide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The invitation-only membership, composed of 27 individual chapters across the United States and Canada, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.
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