Food & Drink

March 7, 2011 12:00 AM

Yummy reports from Charleston Wine+Food Festival

The sixth annual BB&T Charleston Wine+Food Festival kicked off Thursday with a Locavore Luncheon at High Cotton restaurant. The idea behind the luncheon was to showcase food producers within 100 miles of the Charleston area. The three-course meal was prepared by Executive Chef

Frank Lee

, of Maverick Southern Kitchens, and Chef de Cuisine

Ramon Taimanglo

, of High Cotton, and served family-style. Winemaker

Ernst Loosen

of Dr. Loosen Estate paired wines with each course. Featured purveyors included Split Creek Farms, Green Grocer Farms, Kurios Farms, Ambros Farms and Blackbird Farms. One of the four desserts offered featured a caramel ice cream from Wholly Cow Ice Cream.

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