The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy our favorite foods. A delectable breakfast option is a cranberry and almond croissant braid. The filling is almond cream with cranberry cream cheese.
By David Anthony | Serves: 8-10 people.
Prime rib makes for the quintessential holiday centerpiece. Delicious and hearty, the perfect prime rib will have everybody at the table happy — and clamoring for second helpings.
Here are some tips for a fantastic holiday meal.
BLUFFTON-BASED COFFEE ROASTER LAUNCHES LOWCOUNTRY-THEMED ROASTS
May River Coffee Roasters has launched three Lowcountry-themed coffee roasts: Lowcountry Blonde, Pluff Mud and Bluffton State of Mind. They “honor something special about Bluffton and the Lowcountry,” a news release said. For more information, visit mayrivercoffeeroasters.com.
BROOKS REITZ BRINGS CULINARY EXPERTISE TO PALMETTO BLUFF
By his own definition Brooks Reitz is an entrepreneur, but that general term lacks the true scope of his successful career.
In the competitive and highly regarded culinary scene of Charleston, S.C., he co-owns three restaurants with partners Tim Mink and Kelly Dougherty, his own cocktail mixer brand, the Jack Rudy Cocktail Company and has a massive following on Instagram for his short, fun cooking videos.
MOBILE BEVERAGE SERVICE DEBUTS
Tap Truck Hilton Head, a mobile beverage service, launched in September. Serving from a classic 1964 Chevy Panel five-tap truck, it offers beer, wine, cider, lemonade, sweet tea and other drinks. For more information, visit its Facebook page.
Like your favorite Auslese Riesling, the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival continues to get better with age. Longtime fans of the event say that just as the best grapes mature, the festival’s biggest selling point is that it continues to evolve with the tastes of the times.
COVID concerns caused a shortened event in 2020 and a move from the traditional March window to its Sept. 14-18 schedule this year.
BLUFFTON BREWERY WINS BEER-TASTING TITLE
Bluffton’s lot 9 brewing co., won Best of the Southeast for its “Mai Lord Mai Bock” beer in the United States Beer Tasting Championship. The brewery also received two honorable mentions for “Dana’s Big DIPA Imperial Hazy IPA,” as well as its “Lil’ Slice of Hefen Wheat Beer.” The competition analyzed 775 beers from 177 breweries across 18 different beer categories, a news release said.
“Tarpon Cellars was founded with the focus of bringing people together through wine, music, art, and philanthropy. We feel the best way to do this is through not only crafting inspired wines that speak to a sense of place and vintage, but by being a heart-centered business that values connection, sustainability, and community over anything else. We make wines to share with our friends and our family, and the sense of gratitude we have for that is what encompasses everything that we do.”