We recently participated in a quite an incredible evening with a variety of Charleston artists and artisans to host a Kinfolk Dinner at the beautiful Deux Puces Farm.
There is much to be said about the evening. First and foremost, the dinner was hosted by two very talented ladies: Olivia Rae James and Tara Webb. The setting, on Tara’s farm, exceeded expectations in every way. Olivia had prepared a long table for the 30 guests, and Tara had worked throughout the day in the kitchen preparing a stunning meal utilizing a variety of local purveyors.
When guests arrived, we greeted them with “Jack Rudy G&T’s” (from a keg, natch) – as well as our “Kentucky 75,” a riff on a “French 75″ with Gin, Jack Rudy Tonic and Champagne. The bar that Tara had built for the occasion was pretty special, and provided a damn fine base from which to sling some drinks. As a parting gift, I had prepared some pre-bottled G&T’s, and labeled them just for the occasion. I’d like to think they’ve provided some fun in the days following the dinner.
If you’re not familiar with Kinfolk, I’d recommend seeking it out. In their own words:
Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. We recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just a wedding or once-a-year holiday extravaganza, that anchors our relationships and energizes us. We have come together to create Kinfolk as our collaborative way of advocating the natural approach to entertaining that we love.
A good time was had by all.