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On the Menu for March 27, 2018

Staff Report //March 27, 2018//

On the Menu for March 27, 2018

Staff Report //March 27, 2018//

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On the Menu provides the latest news from the Charleston area’s culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. Submissions should be sent to [email protected].

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs is scheduled to be on an episode of the Travel Channel show Food Paradise at 9 p.m. Sunday. The episode, titled The Bucket List, is scheduled to rerun at midnight Sunday, 5 p.m. April 7 and 3 p.m. April 29.

DriscollWild Dunes Resort has hired Eli Driscoll as a mixologist at Coastal Provisions restaurant. Driscoll served as a mixologist at Prohibition, and he previously worked at Husk.

Driscoll makes a signature drink called the Plantation Daiquiri, which has pineapple rum, ginger liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup and an absinthe rinse. Other cocktails on the upcoming Coastal Provisions spring menu include the Berry Bramble, made with gin, lemon juice, berry syrup and creme de mure; and the Peach Smash, which is made with bourbon, lemon juice, peach shrub and Peychaud’s Bitters.

Park Circle Creamery is hosting Kids Ice Cream Kreation, an educational hands-on ice cream demonstration, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. Registration is $12.

Chef Brett McKee is scheduled to host a throwback Thursday event in honor of the former Brett’s Restaurant at 7 p.m. Thursday at the McKee’s at 139-B. The event includes a four-course menu.

Tickets are $45 for McKee’s members and $65 for nonmembers. Attendees can bring their own beverages or drink from the cash bar, which will serve beer and wine.

Edmund’s Oast Exchange is hosting a free burgundy tasting from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Burgundian winemaker Pierre-Francois Capitain will host a tasting of his Capitain-Gagnerot wines.

The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival is set for April 19-22 at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. The event includes strawberry picking, a petting zoo, a slide tower, interactive games about farming, a playground, live music and contests.

Tickets are $5 for kids over 2 and $10 for ages 12 and up. Children under 2 are free with an accompanying adult.

The 11th annual Chef’s Potluck is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. April 29 at Middleton Place. More than a dozen local chefs will be paired with local farmers, anglers and ranchers.

Ticket prices vary. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lowcountry Local First program Growing New Farmers.

The Fish Festival of St. Fortunato is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. April 24 at Indaco. The event is based on a tradition in Camogli, Italy, where the patron saint of fisherman, St. Fortunato, was celebrated. The event includes a family-style dinner on the patio and beer from Cooper River Brewing.

Tickets are $40 per person. Wine will be available for purchase.

O-Ku is hosting its second annual Sakura Celebration from 9 p.m. to midnight April 5, with live music by Seth G, appetizers and a cherry blossom cocktail available for purchase.