The Hall family and Halls Chophouse were hosts to one of the premiere beginning events for the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival® with a Wine Maker Luncheon paired with Sonoma County's Pellegrini Vineyards.
The sold-out event featured a four-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Niessner that began with a scallop and lobster mousse sandwich paired with a nicely light Olivet Lane 2008 Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. Next was a sumptuous cream of asparagus and crab soup paired with Pellegrini's 2009 Pinot Noir.
The annual BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival®, March 3-6, 2011, has been praised as one of the top five food and wine festivals in the U.S. by Forbes Traveler. The four-day event infuses home-grown flavor with the most celebrated chefs, culinary professionals and winemakers in the world.