Fresh At The Farm Dinner Series
Come join Charleston Culinary Tours and Chef Stephen Thompson of Prohibition as they host a Fresh at the Farm Dinner Series. Setting the scene for a true farm-to-table experience, each dinner event will take place at a Charleston-area farm.
The dinner structure is a cocktail hour and hors d’ oeuvres from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and then a family style dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The first dinner will be held May 4th at Walters Farm in St. George, SC. Subsequent dinners will be held in August and November of 2014, each celebrating the season and our local bounty!
Tickets are available for the May 4th dinner at a cost of $75/person and may be purchased by clicking the link below.
About Walters Farm
Farmer Steven Walter
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 and Chef Thompson jokingly refers to Steven as “his personal farmer”. It always helps to have a special relationship with the source of your main ingredients and these two are like peas in a pod when it comes to caring about great produce. Steven Walters personally grows and harvests everything on his 5-acre farm in Saint George, South Carolina, then makes the 45-minute drive to deliver it to Chef Thompson. As Chef Thompson is fond of saying, the vegetables picked at Walters Farm in the morning are often found on a customer’s plate later the same day, and working with the freshest ingredients makes all the difference!
About Chef Stephen Thompson
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.