Enjoy Fine Wines and Food for a Good Cause Oct. 7

Published: September 19, 2019

Dumplings from Thai Orchid
Flower-shaped dumplings by Thai Orchid were a hit at last year’s Evening of Fine Wines and Foods.

More than 20 local caterers and restaurants will be featured at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Foundation’s 15th annual Evening of Fine Wines and Foods.

Bringing their signature items and other delightful dishes for guests to enjoy are A Gracious Affair, Aberdeen Catery, Antley’s Bar-B-Q, Blaz N Buz Catering Company, Catering for All Occasions, Chestnut Grill, Cleveland Street Café, Common Ground Café, Dupre Catering and Events, FitStreet Deli and Hibachi, Fogle’s Piggly Wiggly, Hutto Seafood Market and Kitchen, Palmetto Peach Catering, Randolph Artisan Italian Ice and Gelato, Simple Chef, Sims Street House of Pizza and The Barrel Room, Thai Orchid, The Rotonda of Santee, Thee Matriarch Bed and Breakfast, and Tracy’s Place.

Bread Pudding from Blaz N Buz Catering Company
Guests enjoyed Blaz N Buz Catering Company’s bread pudding at the 2018 Evening of Fine Wines and Foods.

Fresh tomato pie, shrimp creole, turkey fritters with blueberry-lavender coulis, Angus sliders, pickled shrimp and sushi are just some of the dishes guests will dine on at the event.

An assortment of homemade cakes by Linda Cumbee and Joann Zeigler will also be served, as well as delicious toasted pecans from local favorite Golden Kernel Pecan Company.

“These businesses and individuals are generously donating their goods, time and talent to ensure that this year’s Evening of Fine Wines and Foods is a night to remember,” Foundation Executive Director Faith McCurry said. “Many of our caterers have been with us for years, and we cannot thank them enough for helping us raise money to support OCtech students and the college’s mission in our community.”

This year’s fall fundraising event is set for 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in the Patrick Student Services Building on the campus of OCtech. Tickets are $75 per person.

Event co-chairs are Trudy and Dwight Frierson and Anna and Charles House.

Supplying the evening’s selection of fine wines and craft beers are Advintage Distributing of the Carolinas, Aleph Wines Corporation, Breakthru Beverage South Carolina, Republic National Distributing Company, Southeast Beverage Company, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, and Winebow.

In addition to delicious food and drink, guests will also have the opportunity to purchase Golden Tickets for a chance to win spectacular prizes. Golden Tickets are $50 each, and drawings will be held at 9 p.m.

Wine may be ordered at the event through Gibby’s Bottle Shop. Gibby’s will donate 10 percent of proceeds from wine ordered that evening to the OCtech Foundation. Individuals ordering 12 or more bottles of wine will receive a 10 percent discount on their purchase.

An Evening of Fine Wines and Foods raises money to support OCtech student scholarships, faculty and staff professional development, and projects requested by the college. To purchase event tickets, contact Reagan Blanchard at 803-535-1246 or blanchardmr@octech.edu or visit https://www.octech.edu/about/foundation/fine-wines-and-foods-2019/.