Harvest Week at Motor Supply
Celebrate the produce from local sustainable farms with menu specials by Executive Chef Tim Peters featuring dueling ingredients from the featured farms. Summer Harvest Week runs through Sunday (Father’s Day), so make dinner and brunch reservations now. 920 Gevais Street, (803) 256-6687, motorsupplycobistro.com
Want to find restaurants serving locally grown food? There’s an app for that
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture unveils a free Fresh on the Menu app that will allow users to find restaurants serving at least 25 percent Certified South Carolina Grown produce and products on their menus when in season. The app is compatible with iPad, iPhone and Android devices 4.0 and higher and you can search categories of Restaurants, Chefs, Recipes and Roots (showing farms, produce companies and breweries supplying the restaurants). Download the app at www.certifiedscgrown.com/freshonthemenu
Enjoy the Taste of Newberry 5-7:30 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park, in front of the Newberry Opera House, as local restaurants serve up delicious samples from their menus. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music and quench your thirst in the beer garden. Admission is free, $1 tickets will be sold and redeemable for food and beverages. Information, (803) 276-6264 or www.newberryoperahouse.com
Sustainable Seafood dinner at Gervais & Vine. Enjoy a four-course dinner highlighting local sustainable seafood 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Gervais & Vine. Representatives from the Sustainable Seafood Initiative in Charleston will talk about the importance of sustainability and the ongoing work at the Initiative. Tickets $38, includes wine pairings. Gervais & Vine is at 620-A Gervais St., (803) 799-8463, www.gervine.com
The Tasty Tomato festival is Saturday, July 20, at City Roots urban farm in Rosewood. This is a celebration of all things tomato. Tickets are $5 in advance. Details: tastytomatofestival.com
Inaugural Savannah Food & Wine Festival is Nov. 11-17. This first-time event will feature wine dinners at area restaurants, a celebrity chef tour, wine strolls and more. Special guest is Rob Mondavi Jr., of Mondavi Family Estate in Napa. California. See www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com for information, tickets go on sale July 1.
There is a Healthy Cooking and Eating class for kids age 9 and older, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, $25 per child. To register for this class, contact Sherretta Thomas at (803) 576-5636 or email@example.com or online at http://cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking/classes.htm. Columbia’s Cooking! is located on the USC campus in the Discover I Building, 915 Greene Street.
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. June 19, wild salmon; June 21, wine tasting; June 25 and 28, steak au poivre. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com