Details for Free Times House

COLUMBIA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL / APRIL 23-26
featuring an entire weekend of events

Thursday, April 23

Saturday, April 25

Saturday, April 25

KICK-OFF DINNER IN FIVE POINTS

HEAVY METAL BRUNCH

7 p.m. A Five Points celebration, the official kick-off event
of the 2020 festival week will take place around the iconic
fountain of Five Points featuring some of the best chefs
and restaurants in the neighborhood. Menu curated
by head chef of Saluda’s Restaurant, Josh Rogerson.

11 a.m. A dark and wild twist on everyone’s favorite meal;
Chefs David Grillo of Cantina 76 and Alex Strickland
of Black Rooster will craft a brunch menu unlike any
other; all while these unique offerings are enjoyed in a
darkened Boyd Plaza pavilion with heavy metal music
in the backdrop. Mixologists from Main Street favorite
Bourbon will provide fun twists on the classic brunch
cocktails to accompany each course. Attendees will
receive admission into Kirk Hammett’s exhibition It’s
Alive and the bonus guitar experience at the Columbia
Museum of Art as part of the brunch experience.

DINNER ON THE RUNWAY

Friday, April 24

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5 p.m. Executive Chef Wes Fulmer of Motor Supply
Co. Bistro will partner with Charcutier Michael Sullivan
(nicknamed the “Reverend of Fat”) of American Butcher
in Birmingham, AL, on an interactive charcuterie, coffee
and cocktail happy hour. Graze on house-cured meats
and accompaniments thoughtfully paired with locallyroasted Indah coffee and bourbon-based cocktails
by Motor Supply Head Barman Josh Streetman. The
event will be held at Indah Coffee in Columbia’s
historic Cottontown neighborhood. Guests will have
the opportunity to view demonstrations, try curated
pairings and talk intimately with the experts.

BENEFITTING

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

WECO PROGRESSIVE DINNER
6 p.m. A collaboration between Chefs Kristian Niemi (Black
Rooster, Bourbon) and Mike Davis (Terra), participants
will travel West Columbia’s eclectic State Street, visiting
each restaurant for cocktails and appetizer pairings before
settling for dinner at the market space. Guests will begin
the evening on the rooftop of Black Rooster then progress
to Terra’s outdoor patio before ending with a three-course
dinner at the market space. Join us as we-go to We-Co!

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LADIES WHO LUNCH
11 a.m. Calling all ladies! This event is for women by
women. Columbia’s most notable female chefs, Jessica
Shillato (Spotted Salamander Café & Catering), Maegan
Horton (Blue Marlin), Kiki Cyrus (Kiki’s Chicken &
Waffles) and Rosalind Graverson (Lula Drake Wine
Parlour) will partner to provide for a four-course lunch
held at the Pastor’s Study of Lula Drake. Attendees
will hear from female SC-based farmers whose
products will be featured in the menu of the day.

BAR-BE-QUE&A
2 p.m. South Carolina is a hub for quality, diverse
styles of BBQ. This beloved preparation of meat has
become a religion in the Midlands and, given the skilled
pitmasters that call the region home, that should serve
as no surprise. Join South Carolina author and historian
Robert Moss for an author talk and taste testing
adventure with pitmasters Robbie Robinson (City Limits
Barbeque) and Jason Rheinwald (Home Team BBQ).

7 p.m. Get ready to [flight] over tickets to our 2020
marquee satellite event. Saturday of the Festival
concludes with an experience that defies all expectations
and gravity. Join the Columbia Food and Wine Festival
and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) for a
craft beer happy hour in the Eagle Aviation Hangar
before proceeding to an outdoor dinner on the edge
of the CAE runway. Enjoy a remarkable four-course
dinner prepared by chef Nivit Tipvaree of Lexington’s
Bodhi Thai Dining and chef Scott Hall of Columbia’s
Bone-In BBQ while witnessing commercial and
passenger aircraft arrive and depart just yards away.

Sunday, April 26
COLUMBIA FOOD AND WINE
FESTIVAL
1-4 p.m. Now at the historic Hampton-Preston
Mansion grounds, join us as we celebrate the third
year of the signature Columbia Food and Wine
outdoor festival. Spoil yourself with the sights,
sounds, and signature flavors that make Columbia
the best kept secret in the South. The Columbia
Food and Wine Festival is a one-of-a-kind gastronomical
journey through Columbia’s finest plates and pours.
Sip and savor over 40 of your favorite restaurants,
14 breweries, 100 wines, 18 demonstrations,
and more! VIP and Sneak Peek hour begin at
noon; General Admission begins at 1 p.m.

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Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Meg Senn at 803-765-0707 x139 | megs@free-times.com

Tickets now on sale at columbiafoodandwinefestival.com / #colafoodandwine
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