Marie McAden



Charleston Cooks! to teach campfire cuisine at Santee State Park

Posted 11/6/2013 2:44:00 PM

Want to upgrade your glamping experience? Join the chefs from Charleston Cooks! Nov. 12-14 at Santee State Park for “Campfire Cuisine,” a class on the art of eating well in the woods.

Fine dining should surely be a requisite of glamorous camping. But even if you’re roughing it, there’s nothing better than a delicious meal to cap a long day of hiking.

Rest assured, this is no weenies and beanies affair. We’re talking about a gourmet feast fit for a foodie. Lunch will include pan-seared trout with pecan brown butter, skillet cheddar, chive cornbread and a mouthwatering black forest cherry cobbler.

Dinner will be even more enticing. For this easy, seven-ingredient meal, the cooking lesson will be moved indoors. Of course, participants will get to enjoy all of the fruits of their labor.

The three-day culinary program kicks off Tuesday, Nov.12, with check-in after 3 p.m. In the evening participants will gather around the campfire at the Village Round for socializing and s’mores.

Wednesday will be devoted to cooking and eating. At the end of the day, participants will regroup for another campfire social. Check-out is at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Cost for the program is $200/single occupancy, $150/double occupancy, and includes two nights in a lakeside cabin, cooking lessons, two gourmet meals and all taxes and fees.

Class size is limited to 20 students, so sign up soon to ensure your spot. To register, call (803) 854-2408.