Charleston, South Carolina – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Having long amazed palates from all corners of the world, Charleston Grill is bringing exotic tastes to patrons at its stately South Carolina venue with exclusive destination-themed dinners this summer.
The foodie favorite has always been conscientious of different appetites, splitting its menu into four craving categories of Pure, Lush, Southern and Cosmopolitan. Just as brilliantly themed, Charleston Grill’s summer Wine Region series begin with nine or ten wines and a host of small plates from such colorful locales as Umbria (May 8) and South Africa (June 6). Following the reception in the restaurant’s Palmetto Garden, a lush water fountain courtyard, patrons indulge in a three-course meal paired with more libations in the appropriately fitted Vintner’s Room, lined with glass-paned cabinets of vintage bottles. For a special summer treat, the South African installment will feature a goat roast at the reception, promising a dinner and a show.
This summer program is spearheaded by executive chef Michelle Weaver in partnership with sommelier Rick Rubel. Having taken the over the reins of Charleston Grill after 11 years in its award-winning kitchen, Chef Weaver has always been unequivocally dedicated to bringing the best ingredients and freshest local produce to the table. On a recent trip to New York, she personally carried a sack of her favorite strawberries onto the plane to create the best shortcake, and her suppliers have been known to send her a late shipment rather than meeting her deadline with subpar stock.
Globetrotting gastronomes who might not be in town on Wine Region dates have no need to despair. A six-course tasting menu with wine pairings is regularly on offer, and over 1,300 select choices grace the Charleston Grill wine menu. Consult Rick Rubel for the perfect complement to a Southern veal cheeks and dumplings concoction or to a pure vegetable delight of basil fondue and lemon herb pierogi any night of the year.
For Wine Region Series reservations, please call (843) 577-4522.