Foodies Rejoice! It’s Restaurant Week in SC

12 Jan

by Green Gourmet K

All across South Carolina foodies are giddy contemplating the offerings for Restaurant Week.  From January 14th-22nd restaurants in South Carolina will be offering specials and deals to entice new customers to try the cuisine at their establishment.   Many of these restaurants will offer three course price fixed menus for around $25-30 per person.  As many of you likely know, Charleston has become quite a food mecca.  Columbia, the state’s capital, is giving Charleston a run for its money though as a place to have a fantastic culinary experience.  So if you are anywhere near or in South Carolina get yourself to at least one of these restaurants, let the chefs impress you and then go back for more after restaurant week.

Last year I went to Momo’s on Devine for restaurant week and our meal was really lovely, at only $30 for three courses of beautifully executed dishes.

Look what Momo’s is offering this year – 3 for $30:

Appetizer (select one)

  • Prince Edward Island Mussels-Whole grain mustard and white wine jus
  • Roasted Beet Salad-Roasted Beets, goat cheese, mixed greens, raspberry vinaigrette

Main Course (select one)

  • Chicken and Hand Torn Pasta-Roasted Chicken, hand torn pasta, asparagus, oven roasted tomatoes, gorgonzola cream sauce
  • Cornbread and Sausage Stuffed Quail-Stuffed Quail, applewood smoked cheddar grits, asparagus, creamy tasso gravy

Dessert (select one)

  • Crème Brulee Fallen
  • Chocolate Souffle Cake

PEI Mussels with whole grain mustard and white wine sauce?! Salivating . . .

Look here for the participating restaurants:  Restaurant Week South Carolina

I noticed they just added a few since yesterday so if your favorite restaurant isn’t on there yet I would call the restaurant and ask.  Terra, one of my favorite places to eat in Columbia, is not on this list but I plan to call today and see is they’re participating.

If you are wise, and live in Charleston, you would have eaten nothing but carrot sticks all through the holidays and saved all your calorie-splurging for dining out during Restaurant Week.  I’ll admit, if I were there this weekend instead of Columbia I would be having a very hard time deciding where to eat.   But if I were in Charleston next week here’s my list of places I would be knocking people over to get to (in no particular order):

  • Tristan
  • La Fourchette
  • McCrady’s
  • Muse
  • Cypress
  • Circa 1886
  • Fulton-Five
  • Grill 225
  • Hall’s Chophouse
  • High Cotton
  • Anson’s
  • Charleston Grill

I look at that list and my mind is befuddled with the possibilities for fantastic meals.

For instance, let’s look at Fulton-Five‘s menu for Restaurant Week, which includes a glass of wine!

Antipasti (First Course)

  • Prosciutto mozzarella wrapped in romaine leaf, grilled, warm tomato balsamic vin
  • Creamy Potato and Garlic Soup, with pancetta, parm, truffle oil
  • Grilled mushrooms over spinach with truffle parm vin and asiago
  • Bruschetta del Giorno
  • Mussels with white wine, fregola, tomato, scallion, lemoncello cream

Secondi (Second Course)

  • Traditional Bolognese and Tagliatelle  – Shrimp, shallots, sundried tomato, spinach, basil pesto and tagliatelle
  • Lamb sausage mushrooms, speck, swiss chard, parm cream and papparedelle
  • Risotto with roasted tomato, pepeoncini, olives, goat cheese
  • Mushroom ravioli with gorgonzola fondue

Dolce (Third Course)

  • Tiramisu
  • Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Gelato del Giorno
  • Sorbetto del Giorno

* $35 per person
includes glass of wine. tax and grauity not included.

So are you drooling on your keyboard yet?  Get yourself to South Carolina ASAP, and if you’r already there, count yourself as one extremely fortunate foodie.

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4 Responses to “Foodies Rejoice! It’s Restaurant Week in SC”

  1. Non-Gourmet J January 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM #

    I am DEFINITELY drooling on my keyboard! I can’t wait to go this weekend. I’m so glad you are calling Terra – I’ve been wanting to go there for awhile now. 🙂

  2. Nancy January 13, 2011 at 7:43 PM #

    Hi GG’s
    Don’t forget to look into Fig, Husk,and Glass Onion my favorite for casual NOLA influenced menu. They also have a sustainable wine list with some biodynamically grown selections.Hope we can get down there your next trip. Meems

    • thegreengourmets January 14, 2011 at 10:04 AM #

      Great suggestions Pants, I mean Nance. We will definitely have to try Husk and Mike Lata of Fig is a local celebrity, its always great to see what he is cooking.

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