Taste of the Carolinas returns to Carowinds for 2nd Year

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A very popular, and tasty, early season event returns starting this weekend for its second year!

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Taste of the Carolinas features flavors from 7 unique regions of the 2 states:

Asheville/Mountain Region

  • Neese Sausage, Fig and Goat Cheese Popover
  • Mushroom Ravioli with Wild Herb Butter
  • Pecan Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Icing

Upstate South Carolina Region 

  • Jalapeno Pimento Cranberry Cheese Balls
  • Brunswick Stew
  • Windy Hill Apple Cobbler

Lowcountry Region

  • Tomato Pie
  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Chocolate Bourbon Pie

South Carolina Barbecue Region

  • Pulled Pork Spring Roll with Carolina Mustard Sauce
  • Barbecue Roasted Corn
  • Sweet Potato Popover

Outer Banks Region

  • Poached Seafood Salad
  • Fried Catfish with Calabash Hushpuppies
  • Outer Banks Honey Gelato

Lexington Barbecue Region

  • Beer Basted Pulled Pork Sliders
  • Barbecue Chicken Slider
  • Barbecue Ribs

Charleston Region

  • Sweet Tea Glazed Chicken
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Lady Baltimore Cake

Celebrity Food Network Chef Damaris Phillips kicks off the event this Saturday 4/9 with live cooking demonstrations in the park!

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Joining the park on other days for live demos are:

Chef Alyssa Gorelick on 4/10, 4/16, and 4/30

Chef Jason “Jay Z” Ziobrowski on 4/17, 4/23, and 5/1

The fun doesn’t top there as the park will also host some of the Carolina’s best bands on the outdoor Harmony Hall Stage.

Finally what food festival would be complete without a little brew and wine?

The park will feature 3 Carolina based Breweries/ Wineries:

RJ Rockers

Dates: April 10 and April 24
Tasting Times: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Benford Brewing

Dates: April 17 and May 1
Tasting Times: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Childress Vineyards

Dates: April 9, 16, 23, 30
Tasting Times: 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For more on the event visit: https://www.carowinds.com/taste

Also, be sure to check out the virtual event guide!

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For more on Carowinds Special events be sure to stay tuned to WGT for all the event info as it becomes available! Be sure to check out our pre-season post on all the event coming to the park this year!

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