Tasting Notes

Savory temptations await at the S.C. Philharmonic’s signature fundraiser

By Deena C. Bouknight

The South Carolina State Museum is the site of this year’s Tasting Notes, an evening of food and wine to raise funds for the S.C. Philharmonic. Scheduled for Monday, March 26 from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Tasting Notes is expected to attract 550 foodies and oenophiles from throughout the Midlands. The goal of the event is to raise at least $50,000. This is the S.C. Philharmonic’s signature annual fundraising event. Monies raised support a variety of community musical events, including Master Series concerts and the Healing Harmonies concerts at local hospitals.

Attendees will have a chance to sample foods from 19 different restaurants, as well as 50 quality wines from around the world. A few wineries represented include Cakebread, J. Lohr, and King Estate. Plus, there are opportunities to savor Tinder Box cigars and Twisted Spur beer, and the Gourmet Shop will have an array of various cheeses.

Additionally, a silent auction will feature these signature items such as:

  • One week stay in a charming, 3 bedroom/3 bath country home in Nyons, France
  • A two-night stay at the Ledson Hotel in historic Sonoma Square, including a private wine tasting for two at the Ledson Winery in Sonoma, California
  • Artwork from local artists
  • Charleston getaways
  • A variety of high end wines from around the world
  • Other surprises!

Music is provided by Reggie Sullivan Quartet and the Dreher High School steel drum ensemble.

Upon arrival, attendees can take advantage of complimentary Southern Valet parking, while Checker Yellow Cab service offers complimentary rides home.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased on scphilharmonic.com/TastingNotes. Attire is business casual.

See you there!

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