A True Farm to Table Experience Means Dining at the Farm
Charleston Culinary Tours is planning a Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series featuring Executive Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition, a new contemporary American gastro pub downtown. Setting the scene for a true farm to table experience, each dinner event will take place at a local farm. The gastronomic evening with start with a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30-6:30pm and then family style dinner will be served from 6:30-8:30pm. The first dinner will be held on May 4th at Walters Farm in Saint George with additional dinners in the series in August and November. With a table set for 40 guests, the cost is $75/person with tickets available at www.charlestonculinarytours.
Walters Farm is a fitting start to the Fresh at the Farm Dinner series as Chef Thompson and Stephen Walter, proprietor of Walters Farm, have been friends since childhood. Chef Thompson jokingly refers to Steven as “his personal farmer”. Steven Walters personally grows and harvests everything on his 5-acre farm and then makes the 45-minute drive to deliver it to Chef Thompson. Both are excited about allowing guests to dine on ingredients right where they are produced, fortifying the connection between farm and food.
About Chef Stephen Thompson
For Chef Stephen Thompson, the art of preparing food is more than just a job or even a passion, it’s a way of life. Thompson has spent almost his entire life in the kitchen and this is where he feels the most at home. “I don’t have any worries there,” he says. “I just focus on what needs to be done.”
With a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Charleston and years of hands-on experience in a variety of different kitchens and atmospheres, he is excited to be the Executive Chef at Prohibition, where he has been able to really let his creativity shine. Owners, James Walsh and John Teevan obviously know talent when they see it. They did everyone a huge favor when they gave Thompson carte blanche to do whatever he felt inspired to do for their new menu.
About Charleston Culinary Tours
Charleston Culinary Tours combine the best of Charleston history, cocktails and food with unique tours that highlight the Lowcountry. Each Charleston Culinary Tour visits several different restaurants, bars or the Farmer’s Market to combine elements of a historical tour with a culinary adventure. The food and drinks on the tours are chosen by various restaurant and bar partners and feature an array of eclectic dishes and concoctions that provide insight into Charleston’s cuisine and cocktail scene. On each tour, guests will not only have an opportunity to sample some of the Lowcountry’s finest offerings, but also to meet the owners, chefs and mixologists behind Charleston’s impressive culinary and bar innovations.