Palmetto Bluff Music To Your Mouth 2019 Guide

Posted by Paige Rose on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 9:05am

Music to Your Mouth Guide


Music to Your Mouth, Palmetto Bluff’s 13th annual culinary celebration of southern food, spirits, wines, brews, and fantastic accompanying music is happening again from November 18 - 24, 2019. 

If you have yet to experience this delectable event, may we suggest you treat yourselves this year? Talk about a great time!

Get ready for all the food, fun and friends you can handle with our insider’s guide to this now-iconic Palmetto Bluff event. If you need help choosing the best event (or help planning how to hit them all), read our Music To Your Mouth 2019 Guide below. We’ve got you covered! 


What Is Music To Your Mouth at Palmetto Bluff?

In a nutshell, MTYM is a week-long event focused on showcasing fine food and drink...Southern Style. 

This festival curates only the finest culinary masterminds - over 3 dozen world-class celebrity chefs in fact. Each year they come together to show off their exceptional southern-inspired dishes for our enjoyment!

A smattering of local Bluffton and Hilton Head Island chefs (you know them, you love them) anchor the events, and Palmetto Bluff brings in additional talent from locations like:

  • New York City

  • New Orleans

  • Kansas City

  • Nashville

  • Birmingham

  • Raleigh 

  • ...and of course Savannah and Charleston!

All of the savory and sweet treats prepared by these Chefs are complemented by expert selections from dozens of attending vintners, sommeliers and spirit distributors who come to Palmetto Bluff to attend this week-long event.

Last and certainly not least, while you’re busy feeding your stomach, talented Bluegrass and Country musicians will feed your soul adding ambiance and entertainment to the already stunning Palmetto Bluff location.


What Food Is Featured At Music To Your Mouth 2019?

Guests are treated to exceptionally prepared delights while learning how to prepare some of the dishes themselves! 

From poultry to seafood, hams and smokehouse pork to biscuits and pastries, there truly is something for every epicurean. You can even taste southern style Ramen noodles! What’s more, everything is prepared with organic ingredients and farm-fresh produce.

Music To Your Mouth Food

Photo: @musictoyourmouth


What Can I Drink At Music To Your Mouth?

Well, the list is seemingly endless! Palmetto Bluff welcomes local wines as well as wines from all over the world to enhance your dining experience. 

Distillers will also be on hand with fine sipping whiskeys, bourbons and gins as well as specialty local brews. 

As Palmetto Bluff puts it, “A creatively colorful mix of vintners, brewers, distillers, and mixologists from across the South (and around the world) pours the perfect pairings to our Southern plates. From California vintners to Italian winemakers to local brewers and distillers, rest assured you will never be thirsty at #MTYM13.”

Music to Your Mouth Drinks

Photo: @musictoyourmouth

Schedule Your Perfect Music To Your Mouth Week!

Each day brings a new opportunity to enjoy the food, libations, artisans wares, music and the gorgeous setting at Palmetto Bluff. From intimate dinners to major foodie events, here is what’s going on:

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 | 6 - 9 PM: Chef’s Table Dinner with Chef Anne Quatrano

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 6 - 9 PM: Chef’s Table Dinner with Chef Kevin Johnson

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 6 - 9 PM: Chef’s Table Dinner with Chef Bill Smith

Just twelve guests have the opportunity to enjoy these small gatherings. Please note that advance purchase is required to reserve your place at the table. Learn more here (select the day you are interested in).

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 12 - 1:30 PM -or- 2 - 2:30 PM | Culinary Salon: Bourbon & Bacon Grace Cruise: Cruise the May River on Palmetto Bluff’s beautifully restored motor yacht, Grace while enjoying Benton's Ham and other pork plate plus bourbon from Belle Meade Bourbon.

  • Friday, November 22, 2019 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Culinary Salon: Mrs. Benton's Biscuits: Learn the secrets of delicious southern biscuit-making from Sharon Benton featuring Benton’s famous ham

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 8 AM  | Hair of the Dog 5k: Racers will receive a t-shirt and be greeted with a Bloody Mary and bagels at the finish line. Or, you can skip the run and just enjoy a little morning sunshine and some "hair of the dog."

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 11 AM - 3 PM  | Culinary Festival: The largest event of the weekend features signature dishes and drinks from renowned chefs, winemakers, brewers, distillers, artisans and more in the heart of Palmetto Bluff’s Wilson Village.

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 7 - 10 PM  | Kiss The Pig: A traditional oyster roast and Southern feast set along the banks of the May River complete with a custom-built oyster pit, hand-crafted furniture and a treehouse with stunning views!

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 10 - 11:30 PM  | The Pig Event: After you’re good and full, stay for the annual surprise concert. Featuring a *secret* nationally lauded musical act, this is always a fun event for the late-night crowd.

Music to Your Mouth Music

Photo: @musictoyourmouth

  • Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 9 - 11 AM  | Biscuits & Jam Breakfast: Sit back and stay awhile while enjoying a leisurely breakfast and mimosa, all while gazing out at the May River. It’s the perfect way to end the trip before you head back to drab diet land.  



So, how do you make the most of this week? Pick and choose the events that suit your culinary tastes OR secure a ticket for every single event by going “The Whole Pig”! 

If we had to choose, we’d say Kiss The Pig is one of our favorites in addition to the large main event that started it all, the Culinary Festival!

No matter what event(s) you choose, prepare to enjoy:

  • Fantastic food, drink, and music

  • Celebrity chefs, vintners, sommeliers, distillers, brewers, musicians, artisans

  • An unforgettably beautiful and historic venue

  • The feel-good factor knowing portions of each ticket supports charity

Will we be seeing you at Palmetto Bluff Music To Your Mouth? What event is your favorite?

Let us know in the comments below!

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