A Lowcountry Tasting --

Hi Annie,
Greetings from one of your newest fans! Just want to let you know that Jenny and I really enjoyed your wonderful presentation at the Thomas Elfe House yesterday! Everything about it was great - I think you have something with "A Lowcountry Tasting" that is going to just grow and grow and become one of The Places to Go in Charleston!!!

I enjoyed every bite of food you shared, especially the pimento cheese with bacon. I'm happy that I learned about Mrs. Sussar's fine "accompaniments" (and I plan to take some jars back as gifts, when I go to Seattle next weekend!) I loved the tea, too, which is amazing because normally I do not enjoy tea at all. Would you please tell me what kind it was? I bought some Bigelow Red Raspberry herbal tea last night, but I wonder if what you made is from the Charleston Tea Plantation and labeled differently? Please let me know....I am now a big fan of that tea, too!

It was great to meet you Annie!

Best regards,

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Experience an entertaining introduction to the history and culture of Charleston's deliciously eclectic cuisine. We invite you to enjoy a Lowcountry tasting in an 18th Century private home and garden, located in historic downtown Charleston.

Charlestonian Annie Mayo will share her old south recipes and cooking techniques as well as the history behind some of the city's most recognized and award winning restaurants and their menus.

Recipes may include Crab Soup with Sherry, Southern Pulled Pork, Shrimp and Grits, Linda's Red Rice, Hoppin' John, Frogmore Stew, Hushpuppies, Collards, Fried Green Tomatoes and more! Annie's contagious hospitality, love for entertaining and passion for food is evident in this personal touch presentation.

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"The Palmer Home" on 5 east battery

Come and preview a fabulous tour of all that Charleston has to offer with Lowcountry Cuisine. Get the "inside" on where to find the freshest seafood, local sustainable farms, and delicious preserves and sweets. Hear about where the locals eat and where we shop for the best Southern-Grown foods.

One of our venues, the Thomas Elfe House is a hidden treasure and the perfect showcase of 18th and 19th Century furniture and accesories. It has been featured on HGTV and in Early American Life Magazine for its Award Winning kitchen.

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Our larger venue, The Governer Thomas Bennett House, (circa 1825) is located at 69 Barree street.The House is of tremendous architectural importance, with exceptional ornamentation plasterwork. The garden is one of the most beautiful traditional gardens in Charleston. With a large patio and lighting, it provides an exceptional setting for distinctive and elegant functions. .

Reservation are Required
$60.00 per person

843-302-2188 for reservations