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Inaugural Kick-Off Dinner of the Columbia Food and Wine Festival

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Join us for the official kick-off dinner to the inaugural Columbia Food and Wine Festival, hosted by Saluda's Restaurant. A city-wide collaboration, this intimate dinner will feature cocktails and hors d’ourves followed by a five course meal. Each course will be presented by a unique local chef who is also participating in the Columbia Food and Wine Festival the following day (4.15.18). Dinner also includes wine (a choice of red or white) and beer from River Rat Brewery. This event will kick off the weekend’s festivities as the community comes together to celebrate local restaurants, breweries, farmers, and more.


This kick-off dinner is a separate, ticketed event from Sunday's Columbia Food and Wine Festival.
Limited tickets are available for purchase online only. (ColumbiaFoodandWineFestival.com)


Location: Saluda's Restaurant (751 Saluda Avenue)

Cost: $90 per person (available only online at ColumbiaFoodandWineFestival.com)

Menu: Hosted by Saluda’s Restaurant, the dinner will highlight restaurants across the city.

Cocktail: Coa Agaveria y Cocina
Hors D’ourves: Cantina 76 – Chef David Grillo
Appetizer: Goat's – Olando “Opie” Patterson
Salad: Spotted Salamander Catering – Chef Jessica Shillato, with special presentation by Freshly Grown Farms
Fish: Tallulah – Chef Russell Jones II
Protein: Saluda's Restaurant – Chef Josh Rogerson
Dessert: Ally & Eloise Bakeshop – Aleka Selig