Every year the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce throws down the culinary gauntlet with an event they call Taste of the Season. Yes, it kicks off the holiday season and yes, there are plenty of exciting tastes. But after this year’s amazing showcase of food deemed both creative and tasty, I’ll call it virtually a serious foodie’s paradise!
With almost three-dozen local restaurants and eateries represented, there was absolutely no lack of variety to be found. My only challenge was managing to fit a bite or two from each booth into my belly. Luckily this was not my first rodeo, so I paced myself and had a plan of attack formulated in my mind as soon as I walked through door. After making a quick pass by all the participants and taking a few notes, I circled back to get on with the eat’n.
After stopping only to make a few notes and take a sip or two of water between bites, I doubled back to speak with a few chefs, inquiring about their dish(es) and thank them for their obvious awesomeness.
Chef Brad Blake of Skull Creek Boathouse, offered their cocoa seared sea scallops with pineapple salsa and cocoa butter to an eager crowd. Chef Brad looks forward to this annual event, “ Taste of the Season kicks off the season and really gets every one – chefs and patrons alike – in the holiday spirit. All the chefs bring their “A-Game” to this event, they realize it’s a great chance to shine the spotlight on their talent and their restaurants. It’s a lot of fun too.”
Chef, I could not agree more! So rather than ramble on about who made what, I’d rather show you! Rock on foodies with this culinary tour of the 2012 Taste of the Season!