Cru Joins Charleston Wine + Food Festival!

February 21, 2013

Charleston has a reputation for its ever growing list of events and things to do, but one constant favorite is the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival. The Wine + Food Festival is a weekend affair, running February 28th – March 2nd, and includes over 80 events with wine tastings and pairing demos, brewing tips, cocktail concoctions, and, of course, delicious food from the best chefs in Charleston. This festival has become known around the world and attracts some of the best culinary minds and guests alike.


What’s the best part? The Wine + Food Festival benefits scholarship programs for the culinary and hospitality workplace! “Since 2006, $276,000 has been provided to area charities and scholarship programs. The 2012 charitable funding for the Signature Charity—Feed the Need—(Which our own Chef John Zucker is Vice President of) helped feed approximately 40,000 people in the Lowcountry that would have not received meals otherwise. Scholarship programs have also been started at The Art Institute of Charleston, the Culinary Institute of Charleston and the College of Charleston.” Wine + Food Festival Annual Report.


Cru Catering is ecstatic to be a part of the Festival and to work among such talent. If you’re headed out to the festivities make sure to visit us! We will be participating in:

Jailhouse Shake-Up: March 1, 7-9pm
Taking place at the old jailhouse the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism is hosting this new event. Enjoy cocktails, yummy treats and dancing with a local DJ.

Cru will be serving Panko Center Cut Tuna, Mascarpone English Pea Risotto, Roasted Beet Coulis, Pickled Garden Radish and Braised Baby Artichoke and Sun Choke Salad with Rogue River Blue, Chilled Iceberg, Tear Drop Tomato, Grilled Balsamic Red Onion, Aged Sherry Vinaigrette.
You won’t want to miss out on the food or the fun!

Lowcountry Jazz Brunch: March 3, 11am
This seated brunch taking place at Lowndes Grove Plantation is sure to amaze your taste buds. Presented by Motley Rice LLC + The Post and Courier this three course meal will be set to the tunes of The Mark Sturbank Group, featuring Quiana Parlor and Quentin Baxter. This unique set-up allows you to choose which caterer you want to serve your meal! Cru will be serving:

Bread/Biscuit Basket
Local Shrimp Hash, John’s Island Creamed Collards, Coddled Egg,
Lobster Hollandaise
Short Rib Pancakes, Boysenberry Syrup, Blood Orange Fruit Gazpacho,
Local Honey Mascarpone
Sticky Bun Bread Pudding, Pecan Cinnamon Glaze

The entire weekend is sure to please and we hope to see you there. Eat, drink and have a blast all for a great cause!
For more information on the events or to purchase tickets visit