Taste of the Symphony set for Roseneath Farms on April 21
The 16th Annual Taste of the Symphony is returning to Roseneath Farms with a Southern Hospitality theme on April 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. This year’s Taste promises to be another outstanding event set among the draping live oaks of Roseneath Farms, 1102 Cherokee Road.
There will be 22 chefs providing tastings, along with five tables of various sweets and savories provided by the ladies of the Guild. The Taste is a spring social highlight of the Florence area presented by the Florence Symphony Guild. The Guild is a registered not-for-profit organization that was created to support the symphony, encourage young talented musicians and broaden interest in good music in the Florence area.
It is comprised of approximately 55 ladies whose dedication and talents organize and host this event, as well as the Holiday Home Tour that occurs in December. Since its inception in 1970, the Guild has provided over $500,000 in contributions to the Florence music community. Celebrity chefs will prepare tasty dishes to sample at this tented event. First Reliance Bank will return with their award-winning marinated, grilled lamb chops.
Stifel, (under the direction of Ryan Hicks, The Catering Company) will have their popular fried oysters, and Griggs Floyd & Grantham will be serving the Florence Country Club crab cakes. As always, Dale Barth of Red Bone Alley will be surprising attendees with a special surprise creation.
Other celebrity chefs include Block & Vino Neighborhood Butcher, Carolinas Hospital System/Sodexho, Florence Presbyterian Community, Honda of SC (prepared by Canteen Chef Jimmy and assistant David), Icing Ink and Tracks Café at Hope Health, HillSouth, Southern Hops Brewing Co., First Bank, Victors, Top Hat Special-Teas, Venus Restaurant & Catering, The Carolinian, Town Hall/Chef Bobby Hodge, Fiasco, Rebel Pie, The Inn at the Crossroads (Lake City) and Wholly Smokin’ Downtown.
Without the generosity of these participating chefs, the Taste of the Symphony would be limited in its success, says Symphony Guild President Christine Williams. An open bar will accompany the tastings. Signature Wealth Strategies is the Grand Sponsor. According to Williams, the guild is very appreciative of the various businesses and community members who are supporting them this year as well as over the past 16 years.
Guild members are also grateful to Kay Gray and Maureen Phillips for their leadership as co-chairs of this event. This year, the artwork for the 16th Annual Taste’s marketing was solicited from Florence area artists. Malena Verbuj-Brown’s artwork was selected and will be auctioned off during the night of the Taste.
Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased at First Reliance Bank’s Palmetto Street Branch, Talbots, and FMU Performing Arts Symphony Office. You may leave a message on the Guild’s Facebook page to purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the night of the event. Attendees must be over 21 years of age.