Dinner with the Editors: We’re Hosting 4 Epic Dinners with Some of Charleston’s Finest Chefs

May 18, 2016 | By | Comments (0)

If you’re looking for an excuse to get away, we have the perfect weekend planned for you! As part of Southern Living’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, we are descending on the Holy City June 10-12 to throw an exciting plethora of events, including a dinner series at four of Charleston’s premier restaurants. Each dinner will be hosted by our wonderful editors on Friday, June 10th.

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Circa 1886 Restaurant (Photo by Circa 1886)

For the Southern Living experience of a lifetime, join Editor-in-Chief Sid Evans at Circa 1886 for a top-notch dinner that will begin with a cocktail reception on the lawn at the Wentworth Mansion. Circa 1886’s Executive Chef, Marc Collins, has created a five-course menu inspired by some of the most iconic recipes seen in the pages of Southern Living. With a night full of delicious food and wine, and a true celebration of our 50 year old brand, you’ll leave with a whole new love for Southern Living. To join Sid and Chef Marc Collins on Friday, June 10th, purchase your tickets here.



Peninsula Grill (Photo by Peninsula Grill)

If you’re looking for something intimate and romantic, join Southern Living editor Mary Elizabeth Davis in the Peninsula Grill Courtyard – one of Charleston’s true hidden gems. Executive Chef Graham Dailey has created a five-course menu with complimentary beverage pairings. With lush greenery, gas carriage lanterns and soft candlelight, this event will provide you with the experience of dining in one of Downtown Charleston’s many private gardens. To join Mary Elizabeth and Chef Graham Dailey on Friday, June 10th, purchase your tickets here.



FIG (Photos by FIG)

If you want entertainment, be sure to join the Grumpy Gardener (aka Steve Bender) and Southern Living Test Kitchen Director Robby Melvin at FIG – one of Charleston’s most notable neighborhood restaurants located in the heart of downtown! These two will not only be able to answer your most troubling garden and kitchen questions, but will be sure to make you laugh as well. Executive Chef and James Beard Award Winner Jason Stanhope has prepared a delectable five-course menu. He has also whipped up some show-stopping signature cocktails. With laughs and good food, this is a true Southern meal. To join Steve, Robby, and Chef Jason Stanhope on Friday, June 10th, purchase your tickets here.


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If you’re looking for a Southern classic – don’t miss your chance to attend dinner at Charleston Grill. Executive Chef Michelle Weaver is serving her famous shrimp and grits – a recipe that has graced the pages of Southern Living. Charleston Grill is a true landmark and Chef Weaver’s sophisticated play on Southern classics will not disappoint. Southern Living editor Krissy Tiglias will be there to share what it takes to put together a magazine with such a lasting influence. This ex-Northerner is truly embracing her new-found passion for everything Southern. To join Krissy and Chef Michelle Weaver on June 10th, purchase your tickets here.


From the entire staff at Southern Living, we can’t wait to see you in Charleston!


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