Taste of Lake Murray Returns with a Mouthwatering Lineup of Culinary Delights

March 14, 2024

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Columbia, SC – 03/12/2024 – Prepare your taste buds for a culinary extravaganza like no other as Taste of Lake Murray makes its highly anticipated return to the DoubleTree by Hilton in Columbia on March 21, 2024. Presented by Lexington Medical Center, this year’s event promises to be an unforgettable evening of delectable flavors, live music/dancing, and charitable giving, all in support of the Annual 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray.

What’s on the menu?

From savory to sweet, the event menu boasts an impressive array of dishes prepared by some of the region’s most talented chefs and culinary teams. Here’s a sneak peek at what attendees can expect to indulge in:

Smoked Pork Coppa with low country succotash, Carolina gold grits, and chipotle maple gastrique.

Mini cupcakes: red velvet, triple chocolate, key lime, and strawberry; banana pudding 

BBQ Pork sliders 

World-renowned shrimp and grits

Mini jumbo lump crab cake with jalapeño remoulade, corn maque choux, and vegan & gluten-free sweet potato salad

Basil pistachio crusted lamb loin with wild mushroom risotto

Braised Beef Martinis

Blackened peach bruschetta with salmon crostini

Chicken & Andouille Jambalaya

Mini rice bowls with black beans, adobo chicken, pico de gallo, and cilantro

Lemon squares, bundt cakes: red velvet and strawberries &  cream

Jerk chicken street tacos with roasted poblano crema, eggplant caponata, and pickled veggies

Fresh grilled chicken wrap with premium fresh ingredients

Braised short rib over heirloom grits with pickled red onion and braising jus.

Mesa Verde-inspired shrimp dip with chipotle lime marinated shrimp with pickled onion, cucumber, tomatoes, and Cilantro

Enjoy samples of Lo-Fi Mexican Lager and Surfside Vodka while supplies last

* Please note that while every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the menu, menu items are subject to change without prior notice due to availability and unforeseen circumstances.

In addition to these culinary creations, attendees will be treated to live music from The Voltage Brothers and Under the Sun. Plus, attendees will have the opportunity vote for their favorite chef, who will earn the opportunity to represent Team Lake Murray Country at the 2024 World Food Championships in Indianapolis.

Vickie Davis, Senior VP of Special Events and Funding with Capital City/Lake Murray Country, shares her excitement for this year’s event, stating, “We can’t wait for this year’s Taste of Lake Murray event! The live entertainment lineup is going to keep you dancing all night, and the participating restaurants are some of the best in the region.”

Tickets to Taste of Lake Murray are $125 and can be purchased online, at the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center, or at the door. Ticket purchase includes entry to the event, delicious samples from regional restaurants, beer and wine, and endless entertainment. Attendees must be 21 and up to attend.

For more information about Taste of Lake Murray and to purchase tickets, visit LakeMurrayCountry.com or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.

About Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board:

CCLMC is the official source for all things Lake Murray Country. To plan your next trip, find information on attractions, dining, hotels, outdoor recreation, fishing, golf, and events. Explore The Top Southern Destinations of Columbia, Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Saluda. For more information about CCLMC visit LakeMurrayCountry.com or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.

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