The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will kick-start the holidays with Taste of the Season from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.
The event will feature dishes from 35 restaurants, drinks and a silent auction that will, in part, benefit the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund.
Matt Moore, a Southern Living contributing food editor, author and chef, will have a cooking demonstration at the event and will sign copies of his book, “A Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen.”
Here’s a look at what you can expect from the event.
What kinds of dishes can I try?
Taste of the Season will feature dishes ranging from seafood to Southern soul food from more than 35 restaurants.
Participating restaurants include 843, Bomboras Grille, Breakthru Beverage Group Elite & United Division, Charbar, Chocolate Canopy, Conroy’s, Corner Perk, ELA’s Blu Water Grille, Heyward’s Restaurant, Hilton Head Distillery, Holy Tequila, Jane Bistro and Bar, Jim ’N Nick’s, KennuB’s French Quarter Cafe, Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, Marleys, Michael Anthony’s, New York City Pizza, Old Oyster Factory, One Hot Mama’s, Orange Leaf, Pino Gelato, Poseidon, Red Fish, Robbers Row Grille, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, The Pearl, The Porch Kitchen and Bar and Wiseguys.
What can I win in the silent auction?
You can win a round of golf for four with golf carts at Belfair; a five-night golf trip for four to Club Choice Ireland’s West of Ireland Golf Tour; four weeklong badges to RBC Heritage and access to the Hargray Skybox Hospitality Tent; a two-night stay at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Florida; and a round of golf for two, a round of golf for four with golf carts at your choice of Cougar Point, Turtle Point, Osprey Point or Oak Point at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island; a round of golf for four with golf carts at the Long Cove Club; a one-night stay, breakfast for two and a round of golf at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C.; and a two-night stay and round of golf for two at Wild Dunes in Isle of Palms.
Where does the money raised in the silent auctions go?
The silent auctions help support chamber programs like the Jr. Leadership Program, Project Connect and Small Business Workshops. This year, however, a portion of the proceeds with benefit the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Fund for Hurricane Matthew.
How much do tickets cost?
General admission tickets are $65, and J. Banks Design VIP Lounge tickets are $125. All food is included in both ticket prices.
VIP Lounge tickets include two drink tickets, access to a private bar, hors d’oeuvres, select seating and early access to the lounge, as well as general admission.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.hiltonheadisland.org/taste/tickets or in person at the chamber’s headquarters at 1 Chamber of Commerce Drive on Hilton Head Island or the Bluffton office at 216 Bluffton Road.