November 2012

Our Town - Celebrate Taste of the Season: The Lowcountry's Holiday Tradition

Author: Special To C2 Magazine

Wine, dine and enjoy award-winning cuisine at Taste of the Season, the culinary event of the year. The Lowcountry food scene has become as hot as the great chefs that define it with their innovative cuisine. With an outstanding selection of diverse cuisine and our share of nationally known chefs, the area’s culinary brilliance has quickly gained momentum; nowhere is this more evident than Taste of the Season, the ultimate culinary experience.

Heralded as the best-of-the-best tapas sampling on the coast, it’s an unparalleled spectacular of classic, contemporary and continental cuisine, as area chefs outdo themselves with extraordinary presentation and impressive on-site preparation.

Experience the exceptional cuisine of the Lowcountry’s top chefs as they share their culinary fare from more than 35 of your favorite restaurants at Taste of the Season, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Friday, November 16, 6- 9 p.m. at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.

Showcasing the culinary skills of Lowcountry chefs, this landmark event is a tradition of excellence. “We’ve been a part of Taste of the Season since the beginning,” said Old Oyster Factory Executive Chef Franz Auer. “It’s a great event and gives everyone a real taste of what we have to offer.”

A culinary opportunity like no other, here’s your chance to try all those new restaurants you’ve been hearing about and sample some of the Lowcountry’s landmark favorites. Enjoy several of the restaurants recently listed on the 2012 Wine Spectator magazine’s Restaurant Award of Excellence list including Red Fish, Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana, and Alexander’s, along with newcomers such as Bluffton’s NEO farm-to-table gastropub, SERG Group, and many more, all vying for the title of “Best Cuisine.”

New this year, enjoy a VIP experience featuring an exclusive preview party and premier wine tasting, along with valet parking and an early entrance to Taste of the Season.

Get a head start on holiday shopping with fabulous silent auction items, featuring great getaways, golfing, fine dining and more. Taste of the Season is one holiday event you won’t want to miss!

Friday, November 16, 6- 9 p.m. at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.
The cost to attend is $45. VIP tickets are $85. Tickets are available online at, at chamber headquarters and the chamber’s Bluffton office.

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