Culinary showcase Euphoria, presented by Lexus, will return to Greenville streets this year on Sept. 17-20, albeit at a more limited capacity than before.
Opting for smaller gatherings such as lunches, guest chef dinners and cooking classes instead of the event’s typical 500 to 1,200-person activities, event planners are promoting Greenville’s restaurant industry while adhering to social distancing measures, according to a news release.
“We are planning for every scenario, since the guidance surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing,” Morgan Allen, executive director of Euphoria, said in the release. “Euphoria has a huge economic impact in Greenville, and a lot of our food and beverage partners are suffering right now. We are determined to find a way to continue hosting our events safely, so we can keep our mission alive. This is a great opportunity for us to highlight and celebrate the incredible culinary talent we have right here in the Upstate and across South Carolina.”
Participants include Stella’s Southern Brasserie, Oak Hill Café, Restaurant 17, Topsoil Kitchen and Market, Avenue, Jianna and Soby’s among others. Since the event’s founding in 2006, Euphoria has funded 40 projects targeting hunger or education through the performing arts.
“We are more determined than ever to shine a spotlight on Greenville’s thriving culinary scene, while also raising money to give back to the community,” Allen said in the release.