Experience Charleston, SC in Good Taste: The Lee Bros. Group Culinary Experience
Cook up a recipe for success at your next off-site group meeting, conference or event in Charleston, SC with an unforgettable Southern culinary experience with the Lee Brothers, James Beard award-winning cookbook authors and masters behind Charleston’s thriving culinary scene.
Beloved icons in the celebrity chef world, Charleston, SC natives Matt and Ted Lee grew up just minutes from Wild Dunes Resort in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Award-winning cookbook authors and journalists for a host of national publications, from Travel + Leisure and Bon Appétit to the New York Times, the brothers bring their lively personalities and Southern palates to interactive group culinary experiences, introducing visitors to the distinctive concepts, ingredients and flavors of the Lowcountry.
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.
Booking Details 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 or submit an RFP to plan your next meeting at a top-ranked Charleston, SC Resort with an unforgettable Southern culinary experience hosted by the Lee Bros.
Watch this video of the Lee Bros., Charleston’s beloved cookbook and culinary connoisseurs hosting a private corporate event this year at Wild Dunes Resort.
*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.
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