Chef T’s Southern Style Wings

The Super Bowl is days away, and just as important as the game is the food you have available. Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day in American food consumption, after Thanksgiving. With 1.25 billion chicken wings alone eaten on game day, there is no bigger crowd-pleasing party food.

Chef_T_MatM Executive Chef Tarquino Vintimilla (Chef T) of Meeting at Market shares his recipe for this game day favorite. Whether you tune in for the big game, the commercial lineup, or are in it for the fare, we’ve got you covered on what to eat while you watch.

Chef T’s Homemade Habanero Maple Buffalo Sauce:

Your favorite brand of hot sauce 1 cup
Maple syrup ½ cup
Onion ½ sliced
Habanero peppers 2 sliced
Garlic 4 cloves
Apple cider vinegar ¼ cup

 

Instructions:  Sauté the habanero peppers, garlic and onion in a pan. In a blender, add the sautéed mix with the apple cider vinegar and blend well. Pour blended mix into a bowl and add the maple syrup and hot sauce. Mix well. Toss the wings in the sauce or serve o the side.

Blue Cheese Dressing:

Mayonnaise 1 cup
Sour cream 1 cup
Chives 2 tablespoons, chopped
Garlic 1 tablespoon, chopped
Blue cheese 1 cup, crumbed
Shallots 1 tablespoon, chopped
Salt and pepper To taste

 

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix well. Serve on the side for dipping.

These wings are sure to kick your party up a notch. Whether you’re at home or plan to catch the big game at Meeting at Market, you’ll love Chef T’s sweet and spicy take on a game day classic.

Please share your Super Bowl photos with us on Instagram at @MeetingAtMarket and Facebook at Meeting at Market.

 

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Running Routes to Explore Downtown Charleston

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Downtown Jogging Map

With the start of a new year comes a renewed focus on health and wellness. Hit the ground running (literally) on your New Years’ goals with running route recommendations from our staff members. Danielle Girard, Guest Room Dining Manager and Jennifer Casselli, Director of Human Resources are both avid runners. Stretch your legs, get some fresh air and explore the surrounding areas with these diverse routes.

What is your favorite area or route to run in Charleston?
The West Ashley Bikeway, a 2.5 mile cycling and walking path, located a few miles from downtown. It’s gorgeous in the fall when the leaves changes color. – Jennifer

Are you a morning, midday or evening runner?
An evening run, hands down. It’s the perfect way to clear your head and the sunset views are usually incredible. – Jennifer

What is your favorite way to relax post-run?
A relaxing bath of lavender Epsom salts. The marble tubs in our guestrooms are perfect for a post-Marathon soak. – Danielle

Do you have any tips for guests for staying active while traveling?
Running while traveling is the best way to see a city. Get out there and explore. – Jennifer

Check out Running Clubs in the area you are visiting. It’s an ideal way to get to know the locals too. – Danielle

Scenic jogging routes are available for those more interested in a leisurely stroll. Click here to learn more. Share your favorite route with us or contact our concierge for a route that best fits your pace.

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The Conductor Holiday Cocktail

The holiday season creates an enchanting atmosphere at Belmond Charleston Place. With festive decorations and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) train display, the hotel magically comes alive. Located on the lobby level, the Thoroughbred Club features special holiday drinks, available for a limited time. The Conductor, created in honor of the hotel’s VSOE train display, wraps the sweet smell of holiday treats into a must-try drink.

The Conductor:

  • 1.5 oz. Wild Turkey American Honey, infused with vanilla bean and cinnamon
  • 1 oz. Hoodoo Chicory liquer 
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 round lemon slice, for garnish
  • Granulated sugar, for garnish

Rub a lemon slice along the rim of a martini glass, then dip the glass into a dish of sugar. Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Stir,  then strain liquid into the glass.  Garnish with lemon slice.

For the bourbon infusion: Place one vanilla bean and and one cinnamon stick in the Wild Turkey American Honey bottle and let it infuse for at least a week. Strain before using. 

With an intimate setting and live music, the Thoroughbred Club is the perfect spot for a group gathering or to cozy up with a loved one. Stop by to indulge in this holiday drink or create it at home for your next holiday party. Toast to the season!

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