Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Gourmet & Grapes will return for its tenth year February 1 - 4, 2018 at The Sanctuary. The weekend-long culinary extravaganza will showcase award-winning wineries and chefs from the Lowcountry and beyond as they join together to raise support and awareness for the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center. Over the past nine years, $2.1 million has been raised for cancer research and patient support services.
Join us as we welcome celebrated culinary talents from years past as well as new friends during each of our events. We're proud to celebrate ten years of Gourmet & Grapes and all we have accomplished together in the fight against cancer.
Gourmet & Grain
Mingo Point, 6:00 p.m.
Join us at beautiful Mingo Point for Gourmet & Grain, a BBQ and bourbon mashup. Featured chef and James Beard Best Chef Southwest nominee Steven McHugh of San Antonio's Cured and pitmasters from Home Team BBQ, Swig & Swine and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q offer a variety of BBQ preparations, from whole hog to brisket. Accompanying these savory bites are all the fixin's provided by Kiawah's award-winning Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House. You'll also enjoy small-batch, hard-to-find bourbons presented by head distillers and bourbon cocktails prepared by local celebrity mixologists. Dance the night away with local bluegrass favorites, the Bluestone Ramblers.
Resort casual attire
An Epicurean Affair
The Ocean Room, 6:30 p.m.
It's a golden evening during this exclusive black-tie, four-course dinner in the Ocean Room! You've voted for the Golden Fork award winner in years past, now be dazzled as each of our winners returns for this exquisite meal. Beloved Chefs Colin Bedford (2014), Steven Greene and Joshua Hughes (2015), Ken Vedrinski (2016) and Ryley McGillis (2017) will wow you with their expertly-prepared culinary creations, perfectly paired with a world-class wine selection. After dinner, head to the lounge for a nightcap.
Black tie attire
Gourmet Culinary Lunch
The Ocean Room, 12:00 — 2:00 p.m.
Chef Frank Lee is a Charleston legend, retiring from the kitchen in 2016. For this exclusive luncheon, Chef Lee is back to share his favorite recipes and culinary tips. This is an one-time opportunity to learn from one of the best and is an afternoon you won't soon forget! Chef Lee's book, The S.N.O.B. Experience, is the second highest selling cookbook in the Lowcountry, with signed copies available during this luncheon.
Resort casual attire
The Ocean Room Lounge, 2:00 p.m.
Following lunch, move to the Ocean Room lounge for a new offering- the Fireside Chat. During this candid discussion with chefs and vintners, have you burning questions answered and get a glimpse into the thoughts of the culinary elite. You'll also hear from Chef Steve McHugh, nominee for James Beard Best Chef Southwest 2016 who is renowned for his charcuterie program and commitment to local ingredients and is a proud cancer survivor. Learn how culinary and cancer intersected in 2013 with his diagnosis and how a road of surgeries and chemotherapy led to the opening of Cured, a nod to his cancer journey and culinary talents.
Resort casual attire
The Wine Odyssey Gala
Grand Oaks Ballroom, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday evening’s signature Wine Odyssey Gala is a must-attend event. The talents of celebrated chefs from the Southeast will be showcased with wineries from around the nation. You don’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to try renowned dishes and meet the chefs behind the masterpieces! Our silent and live auctions feature amazing trips, hard-to-find bourbons, and more. After the gala join us for a revamped nightcap where you'll dance the night away as the DJ spins your favorite tunes and mixologists prepare exclusive drinks.
Resort chic attire
The Ocean Room, Drop-in 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
A farewell brunch will be hosted in the Ocean Room as we celebrate the conclusion of another wonderful weekend raising important funds for Hollings Cancer Center.
The mission of Hollings Cancer Center is to reduce the cancer burden in South Carolina through the highest quality care, innovative research, outstanding professional education, and statewide cancer prevention programs with a focus on reaching underserved populations.
As South Carolina’s only National Cancer Institute-designated center, Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina offers the most comprehensive care in the state. Hollings has earned accreditation and recognition nationally in a variety of specialties, including melanoma, breast cancer and oncology nursing. Hollings remains committed to early detection and community awareness through partnerships, outreach events and a mobile-health screening unit. In addition, Hollings offers 190 clinical trials to provide the most innovative and groundbreaking treatment options for every patient.
Hollings Cancer Center Special Events