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Undiscovered Charleston: 1/2 Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class provided by Undiscovered Charleston

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Undiscovered Charleston: 1/2 Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 29/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Undiscovered Charleston: 1/2 Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class
Enjoy peace of mind when booking your Undiscovered Charleston experience; we cap at just 10 guests! Chef is masked & gloved to eliminate contact. Guests are distanced, & by booking, acknowledge they have been Covid-free for 14 days & will abide by City of CHS guidelines, incl. masks & distancing.
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Updated 29/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Vendue Range
    1 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Waterfront Park, also called Joe Riley Waterfront Park is at the end of a street called Vendue Range. We'll meet at the famous Pineapple fountain, which isn't the first fountain you see. Turn right at the first fountain and walk along the battery until you see the one that looks like a giant pineapple. Look for Chef Forrest in his Undiscovered Charleston chef coat! The Prioleau Parking Garage is just around the corner.
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    Joe Riley Waterfront Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Charleston's acclaimed Chef Forrest Parker guides you along an undiscovered path where food and history meet on in historic Charleston, distilling 400 years into a walking tour experience culminating with a cooking demonstration and three course tasting of the iconic flavors of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Chef Forrest leads you on a 90 minute walking tour unlike any other in the city, as the only certified chef tour guide, exploring the complicated history of the Holy City and the culinary influences that shaped Charleston into one of the world's top food destinations. You'll visit the not-to be missed sights, but also the lesser known and understood locations where, for example, an enslaved chef created a recipe that still helps define local menus. The tour concludes at a cozy bistro where you relax while Chef Forrest demonstrates how to prepare the recipes he wrote interpreting definitive Lowcountry classics, and prepared using techniques he mastered over two decades. You'll enjoy a lunch with each of those courses carefully paired with wine, and then take his recipes home with you as our gift to you.
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  • You'll end at
    40 Archdale St
    40 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Bistro A Vin is the cozy, historic district tavern where the second half of the Undiscovered Charleston experience takes place with Chef Forrest's cooking demonstration, lunch by Chef Forrest, and a carefully curated wine pairing experience. Guests will depart on their own from here. It is .9 miles, or a 16 minute walk from the starting point - or a short Uber or Lyft ride.
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Departure Point
1 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
40 Archdale St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Inclusions
  • Chef Forrest will demonstrate how to prepare three of his recipes with heritage Lowcountry ingredients then serve you lunch with carefully curated wine pairings from Bistro a Vin.
  • Cooking Demonstration by Chef Forrest Parker
  • Bistro Au Vin provides wine tasting pours paired with Chef Forrest's recipes. (Additional wine available for purchase on consumption.)
  • For those who do not wish to have wine, Charleston sweet tea and filtered water will be available.
  • Each guest will leave with copies of Chef Forrest's recipes.
  • Entry/Admission - Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuity not included.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Guests must be 21 or older, with the exception of older teenagers accompanying parents
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lisa S wrote a review 16 Jan
Dallas, Texas4 contributions1 helpful vote
We were in Charleston for six days, and this was a highlight of our trip! Chef Forrest's walking tour was a great way to start the morning. We saw beautiful, historic architecture, learned about hurricane bolts and gained an appreciation for the rich history of Charleston. After
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Lauren S wrote a review 11 Jan
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I booked this tour as a surprise for my fiancé and we loved every minute of our time with Chef Forrest!! No detail goes overlooked in both the walking tour and the cooking experience. My fiancé and I were lucky enough for scheduling to only have us two on the tour and it made
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Myron T wrote a review 4 Jan
Isle of Palms, United States22 contributions8 helpful votes
Chef Parker has put together an AMAZING combination of history, food and wine. Chef Parker has been a certified historical guide for over 20 years. He has also risen to the top of Chefs in the culinary scene in Charleston. The combination of the historical walking tour
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Junebug wrote a review 3 Jan
Angola, Indiana1 contribution
This is a “must do” in Charleston!! I planned this trip for my husband and adult children while spending the Christmas holiday there. Chef captured our attention from the beginning while touring historic Charleston and then ending at the bistro where he prepared the most
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Date of experience: December 2020
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NJtravel099 wrote a review 3 Jan
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania61 contributions34 helpful votes
The other reviews already say it all. I would just add that this is a really great way to explore Charleston cuisine during COVID. The Chef shares his inside knowledge about the local restaurants during the tour, then cooks up some local cuisine for the small group in his
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Date of experience: December 2020
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By: Undiscovered Charleston
Srajohnson
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Excellent day
What a fantastic day with the Chef Forrest! He was a fantastic tour guide, personal, full of information, funny.. t
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MaisieGsy
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The best trip booked ever!
Chef Forrest Parker made this tour extremely interesting and we saw areas of Charleston we’d not have found on our
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kjtcstephenson
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If you can only do one thing in Charleston...
Do this! Chef Forrest Parker immerses you in Charleston, beginning at the harbor and winding through historic downt
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darlenehL7299HR
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Highly recommend
Chef Forrest is the best! So knowledgeable throughout the tour and some of the best food I have eaten! Anyone who i
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Hayhaysparents
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Awesome tour and culinary experience
This tour and experience is worth every cent. Forest Parker is a knowledgeable tour guide and talented chef. Great
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Terri G
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Food Fun Friends Fantastic!
Chef Parker is a wealth of knowledge! He should write a book! We have never learned so much from a tour. He's th
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laxmom1
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The very best part of our trip
The walking tour was great and the meal afterwards was FANTASTIC! I wish I had taken pics of the mouthwatering food
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LaurenD2877
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Outstanding way to spend a day
Chef Forrest was a fantastic tour guide, sharing stories of Charleston we had not heard during another walking tour
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Suellen B
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Undiscovered Charleston - a walk to remember
The pineapple statue was the start of the journey which Chef Forrest lead us on! He took us through the SOB area wh
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G4729ECkevink
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The best mix of food and history
Amazing tour. Take a brilliant historical based chef who highlights the historical impact to how delicacies were de
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KP202001
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WOW ... Just WOW! A fantastic tour and meal!!!
Chef Forrest is a very knowledgeable tour guide and fantastic Chef! After having been on some previous walking and
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Lori S
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Perfect day
Chef Forrest was a delight. He offers insight into the low country with extra details that others don’t share. One
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ParisShopper51
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Christmas in Charleston
Chef Forrest is a total gem. He imparts history like no other guide I have experienced in Charleston. He adds many
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catherinemX3335IV
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The Perfect Combo of History and Great Food!
We’re always searching for interesting and unique experiences when we travel. So we were pretty excited to find a w
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southtexanist
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Wonderful tour and culinary experience!
Forrest knows his material! Our walk through Charleston covered architecture, food history, geography, and all sort
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