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Undiscovered Charleston, Where Food and History Meet

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    Stop At: Joe Riley Waterfront Park, Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2129

    Charleston's acclaimed Chef Forrest Parker guides you along an undiscovered path where food and history meet on in historic Charleston, distilling 400 years into a walking tour experience culminating with a cooking demonstration and three course tasting of the iconic flavors of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Chef Forrest leads you on a 90 minute walking tour unlike any other in the city, as the only certified chef tour guide, 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 and understood locations where, for example, an enslaved chef created a recipe that still helps define local menus. The tour concludes at a cozy bistro 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 enjoy a lunch with each of those courses carefully paired with wine, and then take his recipes home with you as our gift to you.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Departure Point
    1 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    40 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Inclusions
    • Lunch - Chef Forrest will demonstrate how to prepare three of his recipes with heritage Lowcountry ingredients then serve you lunch with carefully curated wine pairings from Bistro a Vin.
    • Cooking Demonstration by Chef Forrest Parker
    • Alcoholic Beverages - The lovely wines of Bistro Au Vin will be paired with Chef Forrest's recipes.
    • Coffee and/or Tea - For those who do not wish to have wine, Charleston sweet tea and filtered water will be available.
    • Each guest will leave with copies of Chef Forrest's recipes.
    • Entry/Admission - Joe Riley Waterfront Park
    Exclusions
    • Gratuity not included.
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Guests must be 21 or older, with the exception of older teenagers accompanying parents
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    If you enjoy American history, history of food and of course eating delicious food, you must experience "Where Food and History Meet". There was so much information about Charleston but it was amazing how he included the history of food. I also enjoy watching him...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Rick V
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We were in Charleston to celebrate our yearly family gathering. We signed up for the Undiscovered Charleston Tour because each of us love history, food, wine and a good story. Chef Forrest delivered a sweet dose of all four! The tour started along the waterfront...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank mmbriz18
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We came to Charleston looking for both a culinary and historical experience. We booked this tour for the culinary experience (it exceeded expectations!), but we were so impressed with Forrest Parker's knowledge of history as well. The walking tour was relaxed and so very interesting....More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank cyndi880
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Chef Forest was very knowledgable if the history of Charleston. This was a very interesting and fun tour around Charleston and great food prepared by Chef Forest.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Michael P
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This tour was the highlight of our trip to Charleston. Chef Forest Parker is a wealth of knowledge about the history of Charleston as well as the food culture. The history tour is well worth the price, but then he cooks you this great meal...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Tad C
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    goobagooba
    27 August 2019|
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    Response from Nicola61Ita | Reviewed this property |
    The walk is in the historic center of Charleston. It is a 2 hours approx. so it could be demanding. Are you in a group? If you write to Forrest Parker he will find a way to make it comfortable for your mobility
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    19 August 2019|
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    Response from NapaTravelerRetired | Reviewed this property |
    He changed the menu, for me, to accommodate my shellfish allergy. I believe he does the same menu each time, but as to all the ingredients, you should ask him. The dishes are typical Southern Cooking - shrimp & grits, etc... More
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