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Charleston Food History Experience

history walk

Charleston Food History Experience

53 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Charleston Food History Experience

history walk

Charleston Food History Experience

53 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is the ONLY experience like it in Charleston! Undiscovered Charleston culinary & and history tour culminates with a cooking demo, lunch and wine pairing led by acclaimed Charleston Chef Forrest Parker. The only certified chef tour guide, Parker distills 400 years into a 90 minute walking tour followed by an indoor Lowcountry demo and lunch. You'll meet at the Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park with parking garages nearby, then Chef Forrest guides you along an undiscovered path exploring the complicated history of the Holy City and the culinary influences that shaped Charleston into one of the world's top food destinations. You'll visit the not-to-be-missed sights, but also the lesser-known & understood locations where, for example, an enslaved chef created a recipe that still helps define local menus. The tour concludes at cozy Bistro A Vin, where you relax while Chef Forrest demonstrates how to prepare the recipes he wrote, interpreting definitive Lowcountry classics, and prepared using techniques he mastered over two decades. You'll take his recipes home with you as his gift to you!

Your host

Learn more about Forrest

Forrest

I call upon the culture, history and flavor traditions of South Carolina to create heritage-infused experiences. I am the only certified chef tour-guide in Charleston, and am a South Carolina Chef Ambassador, selected by the governor in 2016. South Carolina is my home state. I began in the culinary arts in Charleston in 1995. Frequently covered by food writers, my recipes and what some call my encyclopedic knowledge of Charleston history, plus my commitment to championing the work of heritage food producers lead to my roles in some of the city's finest restaurant.

What's included

Food
Three course tasting lunch experience with wine pairings.
Drinks
Wine pairing with each of the three courses, sweet tea, ice water.

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Where you'll be

Chef Forrest is a Palmetto Guild certified tour guide, and an award-winning chef with more than 20 years in the culinary arts. He personally guides guests through the historic district including well-known landmarks like the home to a religious congregation dating to 1680 and its haunting cemetery, plus lesser-known food-centric discoveries, concluding the 90 minute walk with a 90 minute cooking demo, lunch and wine pairing indoors.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Guests must provide proof of age.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Water, mobile devices, cameras

More tips

We'll walk rain or shine, but here there is a lot of shine! If you have a special food requirement, we'll do our best to accommodate you, but we need you to tell us when you book your tour.

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Forrest
Charleston Food History Experience
53 reviews
From $219/person
53 reviews
From $219/person