Music to Your Mouth

Returning for its “11th helping,” Music to Your Mouth, a week-long marathon of mouthwatering events filled with some of the best Southern chefs, vintners, mixologists and musicians, is taking place November 16-19, surrounded by the majestic landscape and soulful sounds of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The festival, created to pay homage to the unique and diverse food, people and culture of the South, weaves together the stories and tales of the people and places that make Southern food so special with packages available for every taste.

Montage Palmetto Bluff’s Whole Hog + A Bed weekend package offers a host of culinary experiences to fill your weekend (and your belly), while still allowing time to explore all that the Bluff has to offer. You’ll sleep soundly for two nights in a choice of rooms, suites, cottages or village homes, where Southern hospitality and dreamy decadence converge for the ultimate in Lowcountry luxury. Package includes Rock the Dock, Southern Supper Club, Hair of the Dog 5K, Culinary Festival,  Kiss the Pig Oyster Roast, The Pig Event, Biscuits & Jam Breakfast and a Swag Bag. For each ticket purchased, $50 goes directly to Second Helpings, a non-profit Lowcountry organization dedicated to ensuring that no one in the community goes hungry.  Packages go on sale June 19.

See below a list of events:

Thursday, November 16:

At the Culinary Salon Bourbon & Bacon Grace Cruise at noon and 2 p.m., nosh on Benton’s Ham with Allan Benton and other pork plates while sipping some bourbon from Virgil Kaine’s David Szlam as you sail down the May River on this two-hour cruise aboard Grace, Palmetto Bluff’s antique motor yacht built in 1913. *a la carte, on sale 7/5/2017

When you ask who the cook was at Palmetto Bluff during the Union Camp era, the answer comes quick, “Big Carol.” So, it is only appropriate that they named their food truck in honor of this legendary lady. At Big Carol’s Big Dinner from 6-9 p.m., she’s invited her food truck friends—Chris Dickerson, Ryan McCarthy and David Carrier to name a few—to join her and you’ll dance and taste test your way through Treehouse Park checking out their signature Southern dishes. Add on frothy brews from Service Brewing Company, and this event is a homerun. *a la carte, on sale 7/5/2017

At the Isn’t Members Only A Jacket? Wine Dinner from 7-10 p.m., Palmetto Bluff’s guest chef will create the perfect plates to match with wine selections from Peter Michael Winery, Lewis Cellars, Miura Vineyards, Failla Wines, and Kenward Family Wines in this elegant wine dinner. Together they will tempt your taste buds and open your minds as they take you on an epicurean adventure of epic proportions. *a la carte, on sale 7/5/2017

Attend the Culinary Salon Bourbon & Bacon Grace Cruise on Nov. 16.

Friday, November 17:

Culinary Salon:

At Bubbles & Caviar at noon and 2 p.m., embark on a two-hour tour aboard Palmetto Bluff’s antique yacht, Grace, for a caviar and sparkling wine tasting with Valerie Masten of Skurnik Wines and Caviar & Caviar. *a la carte, on sale 7/5/2017

At Out Here in the Field Lunch & Tour at noon, your lunch is packed and you’re sent into the field with Bluff Conservancy Director “Big Jay” Walea. Walea is as synonomous with Palmetto Bluff as Spanish moss and sweet tea. You’re in for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bluff like no other. Afterwards, chow down on some lip-smackingly good treats from Chef Brandon Carter and shepherd Craig Rogers in a field lunch, a revered tradition at the Bluff. *a la carte, on sale 7/5/2017

At Southern Foodways Alliance Cocktail Class from 1-3 p.m., join Jerry Slater and James Beard-Award winning Sarah Camp Milam as they explore the cocktails of the south, the stories within, and the ingredients passed from generations. All guests will leave with the newly released (October 2017 University of Georgia Press) “Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails,” an SFA-curated, bartender-developed, contemporary drink manifesto from the South. *a la carte, on sale 7/5/2017

Out Here in the Field Lunch with Craig Rogers Music To Your Mouth Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina (November 17, 2016)
Out Here in the Field Lunch with Craig Rogers

Rock the Dock from 3-5 p.m. kicks off the Whole Hog weekend in style. Join Rodney Scott and Matt Jording as they prepare their favorite tailgating snacks on the Canoe Club patio and dock, and pair them with refreshing cocktails.

The annual Southern Supper Club from 7-10 p.m. brings together traditional Southern favorites from chefs Tyler Brown, Anthony Lamas, Bill Smith, and Rob McDaniel—all around one table, family style. Feast on signature Southern staples paired with a glass of wine (or three) on the banks of the May River. This is one block party you won’t want to miss.

At the Southern Speakeasy, you’ll receive detailed instructions and a password via text message at 10 p.m. for a private late-night party with Bittermilk. *a la carte, on sale 7/5/2017

Saturday, November 18:

The 8 a.m. Hair of the Dog 5K is a friendly competition set amid Palmetto Bluff’s spectacular neighborhoods and nature trails. Racers will receive a race t-shirt and be greeted with a Bloody Mary and fanfare when crossing the finish line. Or, you can skip the run and just enjoy a little morning sunshine and a Bloody Mary.

The Culinary Festival, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the big show, the icing on the cake. This gathering of culinarians, winemakers, growers, and artisans, brought together to accentuate the abundance of ingredients from the surrounding waters, woods and local farms, is a showcase of their finest nibbles and nectars.

Enjoy a traditional oyster roast and Southern feast set along the banks of the May River at Kiss the Pig, from 7-10 p.m. Chefs will roast May River oysters (the sweetest and saltiest oysters you’ve ever tasted) and cook up some Southern comfort food that will have you calling home to mama. Moreland Landing is a spectacular outdoor venue made for an oyster roast—complete with a custom built oyster pit and tables, hand-crafted furniture and a five-story tree house with stunning views of the surrounding marshlands.

After you get your fill of oysters, it’s time for The Pig Event, the annual surprise private concert that starts at 10 p.m.

Kiss the Pig Oyster Roast Music To Your Mouth Moreland Landing Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina (November 19, 2016) the ulterior epicure | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Bonjwing Photography

Sunday, November 19:

Stop by and grab a cup o’ joe and hit the biscuit bar before you hit the road at the Biscuits & Jam Breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Or sit back and stay awhile, and enjoy a leisurely breakfast and mimosa, all while gazing out at the May River.

For a full schedule of events and to book, visit: