Experience the history and charm of downtown Columbia with a four-course meal under twinkling lights at Seibels House and Garden during Heirloom Breeds + Seeds happening Sat., April 27, 6:30 p.m. The elevated culinary experience will feature a thoughtfully curated meal highlighting heirloom and sustainable ingredients by Motor Supply Executive Chef Wes Fulmer and Spotted Salamander Cafe & Catering Owner/Executive Chef Jessica Shillato with Motor Supply Head Barman Josh Streetman opening the night with a signature cocktail. More information and tickets can be found online here.
“Our team at Motor Supply enjoyed our experience at Columbia Food and Wine last year and wanted to find a way to get more involved this year,” says Chef Fulmer. “I’ve enjoyed collaborating with Chef Jessica, and I’ve always wanted to do a special event at a Historic Columbia venue. The atmosphere of the Seibels House will really compliment the menu Jessica and I crafted.”
Together, Fulmer and Shillato have crafted a menu that is sure to excite. Diners will find items featuring Bradford Family collard greens, Congaree Milling Co. fried hominy, Hanna Hands Farms braised rabbit and Carolina Heritage Farms suckling pig porchetta amongst other local and sustainable ingredients. Each of the four courses will offer two family-style plates with wine pairings.
“I have always admired Wes’s food and cooking style,” says Chef Shillato. “We both share an admiration for local, sustainable food and the dinner menu we have planned together will be a celebration of that. With dinner taking place at Historic Columbia's Seibels House, we also wanted to incorporate historical aspects of Midlands foods which lead us to the focus on heirloom ingredients.”
To begin the evening, guests are invited to sip house-made cocktails crafted by Streetman, while nibbling on hors d'oeuvres and soaking in the history of Seibel’s House. Following cocktails, guests will advance into the garden for a meal beneath the stars, blanketed by the ambiance of live music.
“It’s always fun for me to create a sort of harmony between a meal and the beverage that accompanies it,” says Streetman. “For this dinner in particular, I kept in mind the heirloom theme, but also the ambiance of Seibels House and Gardens.”
Guests can savor the history and enchantment of Historic Columbia’s Seibels House and Gardens throughout the night. The venue, known for its lavish gardens, was carefully selected to showcase our region’s rich cultural offerings.
“When deciding what to grow in our vegetable gardens each season, we purposefully choose from incredibly flavorful Midlands’ heirlooms,” says Keith Mearns, horticulturist for Historic Columbia. “The spirit of the Breeds + Seeds dinner, in featuring these types of ingredients, aligns with our mission to promote and utilize local varieties of fruits and vegetables.”
For farm-to-table aficionados, history enthusiasts or Columbia food-scene pros, this is a can’t-miss event. Heirloom Breeds + Seeds is a signature event of Columbia Food and Wine in collaboration with Motor Supply Co. Bistro, Spotted Salamander Cafe & Catering and Historic Columbia. RSVP + share on Facebook here. Tickets are available online here.