November 2011

Taste Of The Season: November 2011


Let the holidays begin! The Lowcountry’ s premier culinary event is the place to be, as you wine, dine and enjoy award-winning cuisine from more than 35 of the area’s top chefs at the 22nd Annual Taste of the Season, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.
Taste of the Season is a food lover’s paradise. Here’s your chance to enjoy several restaurants recently touted on Wine Spectator’s “Restaurant Award of Excellence List,” including HH Prime, Michael Anthony’s, Red Fish and The Old Oyster Factory.
Classic, contemporary and Lowcountry rustic cuisine blend with seasonal ingredients for the right holiday note. Experience fresh seafood, local farm-to-table ingredients, and meet nationally known, award-winning chefs, including recent Food Network Star finalist Orchid Paulmeier of One Hot Mama’s/The Lodge, and chef Sallie Ann Robinson, author of Cooking the Gullah Way.
“We’ve been participating in Taste of the Season for a number of years now. It’s an outstanding event and we always enjoy being part of it!” Paulmeier said. Highlights include:

Holiday Classics & New Flavors
Holiday cuisine is all about expression and reinterpretation of the classics—infusing fresh culinary twists and contemporary flavors. Explore the culinary landscape of the Lowcountry while sampling upscale favorites and fabulous pairings of the area’s incomparable cuisine.

People’s Choice
Cast your vote! Once again, our area’s top chefs compete for bragging rights. Last season’s top honor went to Chef Michael Cirafesi of Michael Anthony’s for his Piedmontese Beef Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta.

Spectacular Silent Auction
Savor the extraordinary experience of Taste of the Season along with spectacular silent auction items, including luxurious getaways, great gifts, dining, golfing, and more. Get a preview of auction items at Taste of the Season’s online auction at Place your bids online, and you might be packing your bags for a holiday adventure.

It’s always a sellout! Last year more than 1,000 attendees enjoyed the best-of-the-best area cuisine. Taste of the Season will be held Friday, November 11 from 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. Tickets are $45 and are on sale at chamber headquarters, the Welcome Center and at

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