Dinner with Don Drake of Charleston's Magnolias Restaurant 10/27/2023

Join us for an unforgettable dining experience with Don Drake of Magnolias Restaurant

About this experience

Embark on a culinary journey like no other with Don Drake, the Chef behind Charleston's esteemed restaurant, Magnolias. Join us for an unforgettable cooking class where you'll have the unique opportunity to learn from a true master of Lowcountry cuisine. Don's passion for Southern flavors and his expert techniques will transport you to a world of tantalizing aromas and mouthwatering dishes. Whether you're a novice or an experienced home cook, Don's warm and engaging teaching style will make this dinner a delightful adventure. Come savor the essence of Charleston's culinary heritage and indulge in the magic of Magnolias. This will be a demo based class. Each participant will take home a signed copy of Don's new cookbook, Magnolias Classic Southern Cuisine.

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1st: Warm Pimiento Cheese & Crab Dip

2nd: Coriander Seared Tuna

3rd: Mocha Chocolate Mousse 

No refunds or credits will be given if canceled within 72 hours of event. Class participants will receive 20% off in-store purchases on the day of your class (some exclusions may apply).

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Joining Magnolias as sous chef in 1991, Don Drake continues to be one of the forces keeping Magnolias at the top of the nation's list for exceptional Southern food. Prior to relocating to Charleston, Drake simultaneously attended the Culinary Institute of America and trained under Chef Barry Wine at the critically acclaimed, four-star Quilted Giraffe in New York City. Embarking on a culinary world tour after receiving his degree, Drake immersed himself in global cooking techniques, spending a majority of his time in London, Australia and Hawaii. Notably, Drake worked in Honolulu's celebrated Roy's mastering his culinary skills under famed Chef Roy Yamaguchi. Integrating his international culinary background into the distinctively Southern meals for which Magnolias is legendary, Drake prepares dishes with surprising worldly flavors that remain true to the history and culture of their Lowcountry beginnings.