Meet in the Wild: Book a Private Dining Event in Charleston, SC Hosted by The Lee Bros.
For meetings and groups visiting Charleston, South Carolina, a taste of the city’s cutting-edge food culture reaches new heights in 2014 with an exciting new partnership between Wild Dunes Resort and The Lee Bros. - James Beard award-winning cookbook authors and masters behind Charleston’s thriving culinary scene.
Pioneers of the culinary craze, the Lee Brothers are beloved icons in the celebrity chef world and regular contributors to Travel + Leisure and Bon Appétit magazines. With multiple TV appearances on Food Network, Travel Channel, NBC’s “The Today Show” and CBS’ “Early Morning Show,” the Lee Brothers’ lively personalities and flair for the flavors of Charleston make them a favorite among such stars as Bobby Flay and Mario Batali.
Through fall 2015, meetings and groups visiting Wild Dunes Resort can sip, savor and shuck their way through authentic Charleston cuisine with the iconic duo themselves – choosing from a conversational cooking class, traditional Lowcountry oyster roast or custom dinner featuring recipes from any of the Lee Brothers’ award-winning cookbooks. The culinary connoisseurs will mingle with guests and guide them through the meal, explaining a bit about each dish—Southern specialties like Shrimp and Grits, Hoppin’ John and Oyster Pie.
Groups may customize their Lee Bros. Charleston culinary experience based on the size of the group and food preferences, choosing from one of the following specialized group culinary options:
Demonstration Cooking Class
Offered as demonstration-only, demonstration with tasting samples or demonstration with a full meal. Four unique and carefully crafted menu options include:
• The Lowcountry’s Greatest Hits: An introduction to the classic treats of the region, with stories and personalities featuring Artichoke Relish, Shrimp and Grits, Hoppin’ John, Oyster Pie, Banana Pudding and Mint Juleps.
• Simple Fresh Southern: A look into contemporary cooking and Southern food as a living art featuring Honeydew Wine Coolers, Pimento Cheese Potato Gratin, Smoked Shrimp with Buttermilk Dip, Butterbean and Mint Spread, and Cornmeal Drop Biscuit Peach Cobbler.
• The Charleston Kitchen: This demo highlights the Lee Brothers’ hometown, weaving in the characters that make Charleston a unique place to cook and live, featuring St. Cecilia Punch, Oyster Pie, Crab Gratin, Chicken Purloo, Benne Wafers, Roast Duck and Huguenot Torte.
• Barrier Island Cuisine: Groups explore the rare bounty of island food that Matt and Ted grew up foraging, featuring Cactus Pear Margaritas, Conch Fritters, Roast Venison with Mulberry, Whiting in Parchment with Smilax and Sea Beans, Roast Duck and Jasmine Custard.
Oyster Roast Experience
Discover the most quintessential of outdoor Lowcountry traditions as the Lee Brothers host and preside over a traditional oyster roast. Guests will sip Brandied Plum Cocktails and local beers as Matt and Ted walk them through three stations including an oyster-roasting griddle stoked by a wood fire, the crab crack table and the Frogmore stew table.
*The Oyster Roast Experience can serve as a dinner itself or an appetizer/cocktail hour accompanied by a seated Lee Brothers Custom Dinner (see below).
The Lee Bros. Custom Dinner
Collaborate with the Lee Bros. to create a customized dining experience for your group. Craft a menu complete with dishes from any of their award-winning cookbooks or recipes of their own choosing. Matt and Ted will mingle with guests throughout the cocktail hour and guide them through the dinner, explaining a bit about each dish and weaving in stories of Charleston’s history and influence.
Save room for more! Take home an inscribed copy of The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook or The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern as a souvenir of your memorable Charleston culinary experience.
Min Group Size: 10
Max Group Size: 250
Lead Time: Minimum of two weeks and overall timing availability varies on Lee Brothers’ schedule. If interested in this offering, inquiries upon interest recommended.
Event Duration: Varies on experience chosen and group size
Cost: Based on experience chosen, menu and number of participants.
Call our Group Sales Team at 888.845.8880 or submit an RFP to add an unforgettable Southern culinary experience hosted by the Lee Bros to your next meeting or event.
Enjoy these photos below from our first interactive group culinary experience with the Lee Bros. on the back porch of the Sweetgrass Pavilion.
About the Lee Brothers
Siblings Matt and Ted grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. When they left to attend colleges in the Northeast, they so missed the foods of their hometown that they founded The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, a mail-order catalogue for southern pantry staples like stone-ground grits, fig preserves, and, of course, boiled peanuts. When an editor of a travel magazine asked them to write a story about road-tripping their home state in search of great food, they embarked on a second career as food and travel journalists. Since 2001 they have been contributing editors at Travel + Leisure and they frequently write food stories for Bon Appétit, The New York Times, GQ and Food & Wine, among other publications. Their three cookbooks, The Lee Bros, Southern Cookbook, The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern and the new Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen have won a combined six James Beard Foundation and IACP Awards. For more information on the Lee Brothers, visit www.mattleeandtedlee.com.
*The Lee Bros. interactive culinary offerings are based on availability for meetings booked through Wild Dunes Resort. Minimum of two weeks and overall timing availability varies on Lee Brothers’ schedule. Cost based on experience chosen, menu and number of participants. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Contact a sales manager for pricing and details about adding this Charleston culinary offering to your group meeting.