Set in a historic residence of downtown
Charleston, The Local Palate blends Southern Charm with Italian
culture to celebrate Spoleto. MIX + MINGLE with the cast of
Italian opera Veremonda, L’Amazzone Di Aragona and Spoleto
Festival USA General Director, Nigel Redden.
Chef Andrew Ticer + Chef Michael Hudman
ANDREW MICHAEL ITALIAN KITCHEN and HOG & HOMINY
/ Memphis, TN
Winners of “Best New Chef” from Food & Wine
Magazine. Known for putting Memphis on the culinary map with
their blend of unique and classic Italian recipes.
Chef Giovanna Tarli Tomassoni
She has been the “ambassador” of the Umbrian cuisine
for several official events by the Regione Umbria and the
Italian Embassy at events held in London, Paris, Amsterdam,
Hamburg, Madrid, Chicago, New York, and Charleston. On May
2012 she was in Charleston for the events due to the sistership
ties between the City of Charleston and the City Spoleto.
Chef Michael Toscano
New York, NY / Charleston, SC
As the Chef/Owner of Perla in NYC the restaurant, received
many accolades including: Esquire’s Best New Restaurants
in America, New York Times Two Stars, and Time Out New York
Best Italian Restaurant. He was also named a “New York
Rising Star” by StarChefs.com, a Zagat 30 Under 30,
and has been a James Beard “Rising Star Chef”
Chef Ken Vedrinski
TRATTORIA LUCCA and CODA DEL PESCE / Charleston, SC
Nominated for “Best Chef: Southeast” by the James
Beard Foundation. While at Woodlands Inn and Resort, he earned
Mobile Five-Stars, and Trattoria Lucca was a semi-finalist
for “Best New Restaurant” by the James Beard Foundation.