Beginning with a group of 45 Huguenots who arrived in Charleston in April of 1680 who were sent to the colony by the English King Charles II to work as artisans and continuing through today, French immigrants have played an important role in shaping Charleston’s food, culture and art. In celebration of this history, and in recognition of the fabulous French cuisine currently available in Charleston, we invite you to come see Charleston through the eyes of a Huguenot! This special occasion French themed tour, the brainchild of Charleston Chef Bob Waggoner, will take place on March 11th and is a celebration of all things French!
Starting at Brasserie Gigi at 11:30, the group will enjoy a selection of French tastes at this lively restaurant. Continuing on to In The Kitchen, Chef Waggoner will meet the group in his showcase kitchen where guests will cook, laugh and drink a little wine with the chef as the group prepares classic French dishes for lunch. From In the Kitchen, Chef Waggoner will take the group to meet his friends at the newly opened Café Framboise for more tastes of France. Finally, the tour will conclude with stunning, scrumptious chocolate at Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Pâtissier.
This is a rain or shine walking tour. Since historic Charleston has a number of very uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks, we suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Due to the special nature of this tour, attendance is limited to no more than 12 individuals and all participants must be over the age of 21. Tickets are $150 and on sale here.
About the Chef…
Chef Bob Waggoner has played a lead role in defining Charleston’s amazing culinary scene. Fusing lowcountry cooking and his own french-influenced technique, Chef Bob creates contemporary new southern cuisine using seasonal and regional ingredients, and has captured critical acclaim by producing menus that combine unusual ingredients with classic techniques.