Celebrate unique vibe of Daufuskie with food, wine, spirits


Daufuskie Island Vibes & Tides, presented by Haig Point, will be held Oct. 18-20 on locations throughout the island. The inaugural culinary event kicks off with a star-studded line-up of chefs, including two 2019 James Beard Foundation award- winning chefs and a host of local culinary super stars.

The event kicks off with a Welcome Reception at The Mansion from 3 to 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy a choice of arrival beverage and featured cocktails made with one-time recipes inspired by Daufuskie Island's rich heritage and an incredible SEAcuterie display by Haig Point's culinary team.

Later, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the fun continues with Beach Vibes at the Calibogue Club, a casual oceanfront event with live music and some of the Lowcountry's most celebrated local chefs, winemakers, brew masters and distillers, with a souvenir tasting glass.

An array of food and cocktails from Lowcountry chefs including: Haig Point Executive Chef Taylor Griffin and Executive Sous Chef Ian Gordon, Andrew Carmines of Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, Clayton Rollinson of Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, Tim Nelson of Whiskey Room, Brandon Carter of FARM Bluffton and Orchid Paulmeier of One Hot Mama's.

Saturday brings a variety of Island Experiences, horseback riding, to boating excursions and indigo dying.

A VIP Founding Friends Wine Tasting will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., providing an opportunity to taste some premium wines with a special winery guest before the Heaven Blue Dinner as part of this very special Founding Friends VIP Package.

The main event is the Heaven Blue Dinner, held at the Clubhouse from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This promises to be an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime evening with award-winning and acclaimed chefs, celebrating Gullah and Lowcountry heritage and history through extraordinary culinary creations.

Guests will join Alexander Smalls, 2019 James Beard Foundation award-winning cookbook, Tony and Grammy award-winning opera singer; Mashama Bailey, 2019 James Beard Foundation award-winning Best Chef Southeast and Executive Chef/Partner at The Grey in Savannah; Roosevelt Brownlee, a celebrity in his own right; Benjamin (BJ) Dennis, the Gullah Chef, from Charleston; Matthew Raiford, chef-farmer from Brunswick, Georgia; and Daufuskie Island's own celebrated chef and author Sallie Ann Robinson for an interactive dining experience.

Tasting stations/pairings with each chef's dish will include a souvenir glass to sample wines, beers and cocktails, with live music.

The weekend wraps up on the tabby lawn with a Sunday Brunch Before Boat, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classic Southern brunch favorites and culinary stations will be provided by the Haig Point culinary team, with live music, a Bloody Mary Bar, champagne and mimosas to enjoy before departure.

The finale to the weekend will be held on the "historic tabby lawn". The tabby ruins located in Haig Point date back to the early 1800s and are three of the best-preserved tabby walled, single slave dwellings still standing.

For more details and tickets, visit daufuskieislandvibesandtides.com.

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