Charleston, SC

A Southern Speakeasy

Step back in time for a Prohibition-era supper

G&G and Louisville Tourism transport guests to the 1920s for Prohibition-inspired cocktails and dinner at the magazine’s historic Cigar Factory headquarters in downtown Charleston. Surrounded by reclaimed wood from Churchill Downs and speakeasy-style sophistication, attendees will taste the best of Derby City’s classic dishes—prepared with a modern twist by acclaimed Louisville chef Andrew McCabe of bar Vetti.

Angel’s Envy Distillery will keep the bourbon cocktails flowing before a finale spirits tasting. Live jazz-era music abounds, and festive attire is encouraged.

Chef Andrew McCabe / bar Vetti

Andrew McCabe is executive chef and partner of bar Vetti in Louisville, Kentucky, a regional restaurant featuring a rotating seasonal menu of Kentucky-inspired Italian favorites. McCabe launched his career in Louisville and then moved to Chicago, where he worked at two Michelin-starred restaurants, Blackbird and L20. McCabe returned to Louisville when given the opportunity to open the hyper-local Harvest restaurant. McCabe also worked at Proof on Main at 21c Museum Hotel, where he was named an Eater Young Gun semifinalist. He partnered with chef and founder of Eternal Optimist Hospitality, Ryan Rogers, to open bar Vetti, which is now in its seventh year of operation.