Gwen Fowler



Grand Strand’s Flavor funds scholarships for culinary students

Posted 5/20/2013 11:23:00 AM

Flavor, an event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, gave people a chance to sample specialties from some Grand Strand restaurants and help fund scholarships for culinary students at Horry Georgetown Technical College

Among those serving samples at the April 9 event were some of those culinary students, who prepared shrimp and grits, chocolate phyllo and panne cotta. I tried the shrimp and grits and found them very tasty; the grits were super creamy and tasted like they’d been cooked a long time.

One of my favorite samples was the Lowcountry eggroll from the Pier House Restaurant. It was filled with chicken, country ham, grits and collards.

Another delicious sample was the lobster bisque from Chestnut Hill

Some of the longest lines formed throughout the evening at the Coccadotts Cake Shop booth, where beautifully decorated cupcakes were displayed. Coccadotts, which opened in Albany, N.Y., and opened a shop south of Myrtle Beach in 2012, recently competed on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.

It was the third annual Flavor, which stands for fresh, local, appetizing, valuable, original, restaurants. It was sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce