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    September 8, 2023

    Charlotte chefs head to Greenville food festival

    Here’s where to find local chefs at Euphoria

    by Kristen Wile

    Each year in Greenville, South Carolina, a food festival gathers some of the Southeast’s top culinary talent for a weekend of tastings, dinners, and music. Thanks to the city being home to Michelin’s North American headquarters, a number of Michelin-starred chefs join the event. As well as Euphoria Greenville becoming a destination for food-lovers, it’s also become a destination for Charlotte chefs. Here are the local talents taking part in events during Euphoria, Sept. 14-17. Tickets remain for Friday’s Party in the Park and Feast by the Field on Saturday and Sunday.


    Dive In: Shai Fargian, Yafo Kitchen
    Euphoria kicks off with a coastal-themed wine lunch at The Lazy Goat.

    Aged to Perfection: Shai Fagian, Yafo Kitchen
    Sample and purchase a Euphoria Maker’s Mark pick, enjoy food to pair, and listen to live music. 


    Palmetto Provisions: Rob Masone, Kounter (Rock Hill)
    The 2023 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors hold cooking demonstrations of South Carolina produce with tastings.

    Party in the Park: Jamie Barnes, What the Fries
    Chris Coleman, The Goodyear House, Haymaker, Old Town Kitchen & Cocktails
    Greg Williams, What the Fries
    Live music, drinks, and food from regional chefs bring energy to the local ballpark.


    Feast by the Field: Chris Coleman, The Goodyear House, Haymaker, and Old Town Kitchen
    Lewis Donald, Sweet Lew’s BBQ
    Rachel Mazur, Gordon Food Service
    Fluor Field will be home to chefs, mixologists, and more serving samples of their fare.


    Feast by the Field:
    Lewis Donald, Sweet Lew’s
    Sam Hart, Counter- and Biblio
    A second day has been added to Euphoria’s tasting event, which includes food, drinks, music, and cooking demonstrations.

    Sunday Supper: Rob Masone, Kounter (Rock Hill)
    Wrapping up the festival is a dinner by the 2023 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors, serving a meal using South Carolina produce.

    Get tickets and see the full schedule here.

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