Feb 14 2012

Edisto Eats

Get ready to eat.

This weekend Whaley’s Restaurant goes against Chef James DeCarlo at the Sea Cow in the first Ultimate Chef preliminary competition. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Sea Cow or McConkey’s Jungle Shack. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Sea Cow.

This event marks the beginning of the Ultimate Chef competition. This competition brings locals chefs and restaurants together while they battle it out to see who can create the best meal. Each team is given a secret ingredient to feature in their dishes and then the dishes are presented to diners. The diners get to feast on plate after plate of food and judge each bite. Whichever team has the most favorable reviews gets to move forward to the final competition which will be a hour-long battle at McConkey’s Jungle Shack on March 17.

All of this is a part of the Edisto Eats Food Festival which has already been underway since January.

The festival has been called by its organizers “a multi-weekend culinary experience” and each different event supports a charitable cause.

In January and earlier this month, Edisto welcomed L.I.M.E. (local impromptu moveable evening) to the area. This program involves having top chefs prepare seven-course meals for patrons who purchased tickets to attend. Proceeds raised from these events go to local organizations. The next L.I.M.E. event is March 9 and will benefit the island’s breast cancer awareness group, The Edisto Belles.

In addition to the Ultimate Chef and L.I.M.E. events, there will also be a wild game banquet at the Pavilion Feb. 25 to benefit Ducks Unlimited and a pasta dinner March 16 at McConkey’s Jungle Shack for the Anne Rooney Presbyterian Preschool.

For more information about the events or to participate contact Marsh Elliott at 843-869-0097.

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