Gwen Fowler



Love great food and music? Then don't miss Greenville's Euphoria this weekend

Posted 9/19/2011 1:21:00 PM

Euphoria in Greenville starts in a few days, which is something to get euphoric about. This is an amazing food, wine and music festival in a great city. I went for the first time last year and loved it.
It starts on Thursday, Sept. 22, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 25, and tickets are still available for many events.


The opening event, the Songwriters Recipe on Thursday, Sept. 22, features Euphoria co-founder musician Edwin McCain along with singer/songwriters Maia Sharp and Will Hoge. They will be talking about making music and performing some.

Individual tickets to the Songwriter’s Recipe are sold out, and the only way to go is by purchasing a VIP ticket.
Tickets are still available for one of Euphoria’s most popular events, Taste of the South. You can sample cuisine from 13 of the area’s best restaurants, and then listen to McCain with Hoge and Sharp. This is an outdoor event, held at the Peace Center Amphitheater on the Reedy River.

On Saturday, the Tasting Showcase, Craft Beer Garden, wine seminars and cooking demonstrations run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. That night, wine dinners at several restaurants will feature guest chefs. Tickets for some are still available, as well as for the spirits dinner at High Cotton and beer dinner at Nose Dive gastropub.
Sunday’s Jazz brunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature a New Orleans style buffet prepared by about 20 local restaurants, with live jazz from Mark Rapp and Wycliffe Gordon, and a performance by the Clemson University Gospel Choir.
Chefs compete at a cook-off from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Euphoria closes this year with a new event, Sunday Supper served by James Beard winner Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady’s restaurants in Charleston. He’ll be working with Mike Davis, executive chef and owner of Terra in West Columbia, and Frank Lee, executive chef of Maverick Southern Kitchens, which includes High Cotton in Greenville.

Individual tickets to the Sunday Supper are sold out, and the only way to go is by purchasing a VIP ticket.