Who doesn't like a win-win situation? Opportunity for the benevolent support of countless charities is readily available in the Lowcountry and many of these opportunities become highly anticipated annual entertainment events, circled on social calendars a year in advance. On Sunday October 2nd, 2011 the ninth-annual Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour will take place in the Shepard Place neighborhood located in Historic Summerville, South Carolina. The annual fete benefits the Dorchester Children's Center a child advocacy program serving abused children in Dorchester and Berkeley Counties.
The Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour has developed a reputation for being a grand event, affording the patrons access to some of Summerville's finest homes, cottages and gardens and food prepared by many of the Lowcountry's finest chefs and restaurants. Talented musicians perform in the gardens at each venue and area florists provide breathtaking floral centerpieces and decorations for the enjoyment of guests.
Shepard Place Community are graciously opening their homes for the fundraiser. Shepard Place, named for Dr. Charles Shepard the founder of the Pinehurst Tea Plantation in Summerville. Tea from the Pinehurst Tea Plantation was world renowned, winning first place at the 1904 World's Fair. Shepard Place is a new development but features some very unique and beautiful showcase homes, tastefully decorated with personal touches and fine furnishings.
The kitchen tour hours are from 1pm-5pm and patrons can mingle and roam at their leisure as the host homes are all located on two contiguous streets within the enclave. Some of the restaurants participating in the kitchen tour are : The Boathouse, Woodland's Inn, Oscars and Queen Anne's Revenge.
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the link. If you love fine food, great music and are looking for some home decor ideas, don't miss the Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour 2011 From The Land of Palm Trees.