The 100 mile stretch of the Southeastern shore from Charleston to Savannah has become the heart of the South in culinary terms, and center for some of this country’s great chefs and restaurants. (It’s no accident that three recent consecutive James Beard award-winning chefs hail from these cities). Both Savannah and Charleston are surrounded by verdant farm lands with abundant fresh produce. Farmers markets, once a rarity, are popping up in many neighborhoods. Both coastal towns also offer a wealth of just-plucked from the Atlantic seafood.
Wine-Knows Travel is conducting its first trip to Savannah and Charleston next Spring, March 2015. In addition to dining at the best of these two town’s restaurants, there will be a cooking class with one of the South’s leading chefs, as well as culinary walking tours of both cities featuring stops at the premier bakeries, top gastro-pubs, and finest gourmet shops.
The 2015 Spring trip is strategically timed for the area’s best weather (65-70 degrees and no humidity). It also coincides with both city’s annual Home and Garden Tours---one of the recognized highlights of the South. These once-a-year renowned events, focusing on architecture, history, garden and culture, provide a rare opportunity to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful residences, a few dating from the 18th century.