Les Dames Raises Funds for Culinary Scholarships

Les Dames d’Escoffier is now selling tickets for its annual fundraiser, an evening eat-and-drink sampling which benefits the groups’ scholarship fund.

The 36-year old philanthropic organization of female leaders in the food-and-beverage industry in 2005 established a Charleston chapter, which is hosting An Autumn Affair for the third time. The Oct. 3 event at Lowndes Grove Plantation will feature live music, wine tasting, member book sales and silent auction. The food lineup includes Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, Cacao’s Artisan Chocolates, Celia’s of Charleston and Empanada Mama.

Tickets to the event, which runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., cost $55 and are available at ldeicharleston.com.

Three Foodish Ways to Support Charleston’s Parks

parkpicAs the weather becomes more bearable, Charleston eaters have three edible ways to support local parks:

1. The Charleston Parks Conservancy this Saturday hosts its Party for the Parks, a street fair-style celebration on Ashley Avenue at Colonial Lake. A $65 ticket includes tastes from restaurants including The Rarebit, Indaco and Sugar Bakeshop, but event-goers can further support the parks advocacy group by bidding on a variety of culinary-themed auction items. Among the experiences on the block are an at-home dinner party for 10 prepared by Cypress’ Craig Diehl; dinner for four at The Ordinary and dinner for six at Oak.

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