Every year, SAVEUR spends a long weekend co-hosting fun-filled food events at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. All weekend long, guests heard rumors of how much the Regalis Foods tuna served at the Williams Sonoma party would weigh; it ended up being 700 pounds, and the party was unforgettable. Great chefs from all over the country came to cook up some amazing food: Vivian Howard stewed some turnip greens for the Edna Effect, a dinner in honor of Edna Lewis, and chef Steven Satterfield joined chef Vinson Petrillo in the Zero George kitchen to turn out a truly spectacular dinner.
Festival-goers basked in the sun and enjoyed wine and small bites served at the Culinary Village, which included attractions like the Cowboy Cauldron tent, where you could sample all things flame-cooked, from charbroiled oysters to barbecue chicken. On the festival's final day, everyone started with a drag brunch, which was so much fun that any bad hangover pains were washed away. The day ended with Toasted, the festival's annual barbecue-centered last event, featuring legends like Rodney Scott and Mike and Amy Mills, who were there smoking whole hog and ribs. Check out some of our favorite moments from the festival below.