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700 Pounds of Tuna and Plenty of Rosé at Charleston Wine + Food

All day with the rosé

Photo by Keely Laughlin, courtesy of Charleston Wine + Food
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

It was all sunshine and cooler weather at Charleston Wine + Food this year. From guest chefs to local superstars, Marion Square was overrun with a tremendous amount of talent. In between bites at the Culinary Village or the Signature Dinners, visitors continued to eat, drink, and party all over the Holy City. The weekend started with the fabulous, two-tent Opening Party on Wednesday night, with every big name in town, and raged all the way until the barbecue-laced Toasted event on Sunday evening, leaving everyone smelling like firewood.

Did you have a favorite moment? Did you get to brush shoulders with chef Nancy Silverton, share a chat with Sean Brock, or met Charleston newcomer Digby Stridiron? Let us know in the comments. If you had a favorite bite or sip, let us know that too.

While you recover from hangover, take a look around here to see the rest of highlights.

1. Marion Square was packed with booze, bites, and beats from local bands.

2. There were guest chefs, like Nina Compton, Mashama Bailey ...

... Nancy Silverton ...

... Sheldon Simeon ...

... Vivian Howard with Columbia’s Kristian Niemi ...

... and Kristen Kish with Charleston’s Digby Stridiron.

3. The Dewberry threw a luxurious private party with Williams Sonoma, Regalis Foods, Rob Mondavi, and Gail Simmons.

4. The tables were packed with uni, caviar, wagyu, crab claws, and champagne.

Ode to a 700 Pound Tuna

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5. And this 700 pound tuna.

6. And then the dancing.

7. Chef Sarah Adams attempted to cure hangovers with fried chicken congee on Sunday.

William Aiken never saw anything quite like this. #QueensonKing #CHSWFF

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8. The Queens on King drag brunch on Sunday was one of the most highly photographed events, until everyone discovered the Rosé All Day sign in the Culinary Village. Don’t stop scrolling until you make it to the last one — that guy nailed it.

Wine and dine with my chicas !! #charlestonwineandfood #chswff

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Enough Said.

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Rosé all day bitches!

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