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Mark your calendars — euphoria will return this fall from Sept. 14-17.

The 18th annual food and wine festival, presented by Lexus, will feature a total of 57 events — the most ever in one festival weekend. This year’s events will be more intimate and include culinary classrooms, Michelin-starred dinners, live musical performances and more.

“This is a banner year for euphoria. We’re hosting more events, with more local restaurant partners and giving more back to our community than ever before,” said Morgan Allen, executive director of euphoria.

Three different dinners will be cooked by seven Michelin-starred chefs including Juan Manuel “Juanma” Barrientos Valencia, chef at the renowned Colombian restaurant Elcielo in Washington, D.C., and one of only two Colombian-American chefs to have a Michelin star.

Another highlight of this year’s festival is a new female-focused dinner titled “Leader of the Pack,” which will be held at Southern Culture. It will feature food from two South Carolina female chefs who were nominated for an esteemed James Beard Award.

“This year, we chose to focus on some of our smaller, locally owned restaurants that might not always be in the spotlight but still show up every day to do the work,” Allen said. “In addition to supporting those who’ve been part of euphoria from the beginning, it is our mission to also branch out to those who are just getting started and working hard to leave their mark on this industry.”

New host venues for festival events include:

  • Scoundrel (guest chef dinner)
  • The People’s Tap (classroom)
  • Sum Bar (lunch & learn)
  • The Jones Oyster Co. (oyster shucking class)
  • Sassafras Flower Farm (lunch and learn)
  • Patterson Kitchen + Bar (Michelin-starred dinner)
  • The Community Tap (wine seminars)
  • Camilla Kitchen (classroom)

The signature Sunday Supper will move to a new venue, Greenbrier Farms. Also new this year is the “Locals Ticket” for Feast by the Field, which offers a $15 discount to anyone with an Upstate billing address.

2023 will be a record year for the number of grant recipients and funds given. euphoria will financially support seven nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $75,000 in grant funds.

This year’s grant recipients include:

  • Greenville Tech Foundation — Culinary Camp scholarships at the Culinary & Hospitality Institute
  • Project Host — Cooking for Kids summer feeding program and delivery
  • The Family Effect — Kindermusik at Serenity Place
  • Walt’s Waltz — Painting mental-health workshop
  • The Giving Kitchen — Assisting food service workers and their families facing unanticipated crises in Upstate South Carolina
  • Metropolitan Arts Council — SmartARTS Program at the TD Center for Arts Integration
  • Feed & Seed — Food waste and preservation program

Tickets for the festival go on sale at 10 a.m. on April 20, the first day of euphoria’s Spring Fest, and can be purchased online.

Greenville Journal