November 2016

Taste of the Season Returns for Holidays

Author: Special to CH2

It is the most wonderful time of the year in the Lowcountry as the holiday season kicks off with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of the Season, from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. The event celebrates the talents of our area’s top chefs and indulges foodies of the Lowcountry. More than 35 restaurants will dish out their tastiest signature plates for attendees to enjoy along with delicious drinks and a silent auction.

“For 28 years, Taste of the Season has treated residents to the award-winning cuisine from many of the area’s top chefs who delight in giving attendees the highlights of their signature dishes,” said Bill Miles, chamber president and CEO. “There’s no better way to savor your way through the diverse offerings of our area’s finest cuisine—all in one venue.”

Each participating restaurant offers a unique culinary experience and signature menu items; between seafood, Southern soul food and creative concoctions, there’s something to please every palate.

Awards are presented each year to the restaurants serving the most popular dishes, as determined by hundreds of attendees who cast their ballots. Last year, the People’s Choice Award for Best Cuisine was Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana for executive chef Chris Johnson’s Veal Agnolotti with Butter Sage Sauce. Runner-up went to Red Fish for executive chef Sean Bescos’ Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Wild Mushroom & Piedmontese Ox Tail Ragout. Best Decor was awarded to ELA’s Blu Water Grille.

While food is the focus, attendees also have the opportunity to browse for gift items offered in the silent auction including getaways, works of art, golf packages and more. Bidding heats up as appetites wind down, allowing tasters to indulge in the auction and raffles. Participants can get an early view of auction items and trips online at If you’re lucky, you might be packing your bags for a holiday adventure!

All food for the evening is included in the ticket price. For more information on Taste of the Season, visit online at

Taste of the Season
Presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
6-9 p.m. December 2
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
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