If the newly-hired executive director of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival brings with her just one thing from her previous festival, Cypress’ Craig Deihl is hoping it’s the transportation set-up.
As director of Euphoria Greenville, Gillian Trimboli-Zettler secured the sponsorship of car manufacturers with factories in the upstate, so participating chefs and VIP guests are ferried around by on-call BMWs.
“I love being able to pick up the phone and say, ‘can you get me from point A to point B?’,” Deihl says of his experience at Euphoria, where he’s cooked the past two years. Continue reading
The Grocery’s oyster-based contribution to Taste of the South.
Greenville this weekend hosted the eighth edition of Euphoria, the song-and-food festival founded by Edwin McCain and the restaurateur behind Soby’s. While I couldn’t stay for the entirety of the event (Taste of Charleston beckoned!), it didn’t take more than a few hours to appreciate the city’s enormous civic pride, which seems to extend equally to its restaurants and rubberized sidewalks.
But with stiff competition in both directions on I-26, Greenville may still be a few years away from unseating either Asheville or Charleston as a culinary destination. Continue reading