Get ready for Top Chef: Charleston, South Carolina.! According to some PR that I clearly missed, “Charleston is the perfect location to inject our next batch of chefs. We know Charleston and are excited by the food, people and possibility it brings with its rich cultural and historical background which has played an important role in shaping South Carolina’s unique cuisine.” The photo above is of Shep with Padma at an impromptu wrap party as the season has ended.
I am trying to carefully investigate without stumbling upon any spoilers. I cannot believe I didn’t know Top Chef was filming there and I can’t be any more excited for Season 14! I wonder if the will have a steak challenge at Halls Chophouse?
It looks like they go to Summerville, which claims to be the “birthplace of sweet tea.” I am not sure if the tea plantation in Charleston is still operational. It closed for a bit then reopened and I’m unsure what the current status is. I just to drink that tea exclusively as it is the only tea plantation in the US!
I fed Banjo something that is disagreeing with him so he is out back puking. 🙁 So my investigation into Top Chef in Charleston will have to wait.