GOURMET & GRAPES BENEFITING MUSC HOLLINGS CANCER CENTER ANNOUNCES SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST AND OFFERING FREE TICKETS WEEKEND’S PREMIER EVENTS
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, host of the Sixth Annual Gourmet & Grapes food and wine celebration benefiting the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, is offering a stellar package of free tickets to some of the weekend’s most popular events.
The weekend-long celebration is scheduled for February 7-9, 2014, at the Sanctuary. This festive weekend boasts a number of events geared to all levels of appreciation for great food and wine – from novice to connoisseur – with the best chefs from the Southeast and winemakers from around the world.
The winner of the sweepstakes contest will come away with tickets for: a free night’s stay for two at The Sanctuary during Gourmet & Grapes; tickets for two to Saturday evening’s Wine Odyssey Gala and to Sunday’s Farewell Jazz Brunch.
New this year will be private dining during Friday’s black-tie Epicurean Affair, an elegant multicourse dinner with wine pairings. These private settings for small groups in The Sanctuary’s private dining rooms bring a more intimate feel and allow guests to spend time with The Sanctuary’s culinary visionaries, and vintner Rob Davis, of the renowned Jordan Vineyard and Winery, of Sonoma, CA.
Other Gourmet & Grapes hallmarks – Saturday’s multicourse Culinary Luncheon and accompanying food and wine demonstration – will be featuring Executive Chef, Colin Bedford of Fearrington House Restaurant of Pittsboro, NC. Pouring wines that afternoon will be Mira Winery of Napa, CA.
“Glad to lend a hand in raising funds to support cancer research. Cancer seems to touch the lives of just about everyone at some point. Here’s hoping the research will lead to more breakthroughs and more cure,” exclaims Chef Colin.
Wine Odyssey Gala & Farewell Brunch
Gourmet & Grapes peaks Saturday night with the lively Wine Odyssey Gala under an elegant tent on the The Sanctuary’s oceanfront Grand Lawn. The Gala brings together an elite group of talented chefs with some of the world’s leading winemakers. The Gala features silent and live auctions, live music, dancing, and a champagne and chocolate afterglow.
The elegant and fun weekend concludes Sunday with the Farewell Brunch and salute to the chefs at Jasmine Porch.
Tickets and Details
Gourmet & Grapes tickets may be purchased for the entire weekend or individual events. A range of sponsorships are also available for all events. For details, please go to www.gourmetandgrapes.com or contact the Hollings Cancer Center Office of Development at 843-792-9335.