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Vegan dinner at Eli’s Table with five local chefs April 22 – tonight, Gino Castillo quartet

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Chef Brett McKee has partnered with four local chefs to offer a five course vegan dinner on Sunday, April 22. The dinner will start at 5 p.m. and will feature the amazing culinary stylings of Elaine Hursen, Cynthia Huggins, Marie McGuirk, Mickey Brennan along with Chef Brett. Eli’s is accepting advance booking only for this special event and half of the tickets have sold already. Call Eli’s Table at 843.405.5115 to make reservations.

Mickey Brennan has been in the food business since he was a child playing in his parent’s restaurant in Grand River, Ohio. His early start in the restaurant gave inspiration for college experiences ranging from Mountain Chalets in Switzerland to the premier resort in the Ozarks of Missouri. After college when he received his BA in Hotel Restaurant Management at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA, Mickey returned to the Cleveland area to take on running his family business. It was an honor to be side-by-side with his parents and family for almost 10 years before he decided to hone in his skills by continuing his education. He earned a French Culinary degree from California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA in 2005. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Mickey and his wife, Caroline, had been dabbling in organics and living foods. Mickey chose to do his externship work in culinary school at Cafe Gratitude which is an all organic, vegan cafe featuring mostly raw dishes.  The inspiration from this experience and the growing desire to raise the level of health in the world are the foundation of where Mickey is today- gratefully serving his community healthy, organic, vegan and great tasting food and juice at The Sprout in Mount Pleasant.

Cynthia Huggins is a Long Island, New York native. She lives in Hanahan with her husband and daughter. She goes to The Culinary Institute of Charleston and graduates in May. Cynthia has been a vegetarian for 12 years and has been making vegan desserts for the past 5 years. She is currently working at Saffron as a Pastry Chef. She hopes to show how delicious vegan desserts can really be!

Elaine Hursen has lived in Pittsburgh by birth, DC by grad school acceptance, and Charleston by choice.  She is the Founder & Managing Director of Carolina C.A.R.E. (Community Animal Reform Education), the Volunteer Coordinator for the Charleston Marathon (benefiting the Youth Endowment for the Arts), a Board Member for the Charleston Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, and a Run Buddy with Louie’s Kids.  Previous work has been in the fields of psychology, nonfiction writing, and personal training, and she is a former sponsored endurance athlete. She lives on James Island with her rescued Boxer/Bully mix, Cushi.

Marie McGuirk hails from Sherman, Connecticut.  She practiced law for nearly 20 years in Massachusetts before making the move to the Lowcountry.  She is currently the Director of Education and Outreach for Lowcountry Law Office on Aging, Mental Health and Disabilities.  Ms. McGuirk is a breast cancer survivor, active triathlete, and mother of 7.  She and her husband live in Mt. Pleasant.  Ms. McGuirk learned to cook at an early age, as her maternal grandparents kept a one acre garden.  She is the owner of Picked Last for Gym, which focuses on helping families transition to a healthy life style.

Tonight, we’ve got the Gino Castillo quartet on the patio and we’ll have Oscar Rivers on the patio over the weekend. Be sure to make reservations for the patio – it fills up quickly.

Watch Chef Brett McKee demonstrate the Chianti braised short rib over cannelini bean friccassee on yesterday’s Lowcountry Live. He discusses the Italian wine pairing dinner as well as the vegan dinner.


Eli’s Table appears on Lowcountry Live

If you missed it yesterday, Chef Steven Jankowski and Chef Brett McKee appeared on Lowcountry Live to promote Eli’s Table and their new dinner service. Steve prepared the coriander encrusted salmon over lemon herb quinoa, one of Eli’s more popular dinner items while Brett discussed the new dinner service and the different dishes Eli’s offers and how the menu was developed.

If you have not yet had dinner at Eli’s Table, join us! We take reservations on Open Table and by phone at 843-405-5115. Walk ins are welcome too. Join us at Eli’s Table. Open for breakfast and lunch everyday. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday night.


Eli’s Table featured on the Charleston Restaurant Buzz

Dinner at Eli's Table      One of Charleston’s newer foodie bloggers, the Buzzmeister at The Charleston Restaurant Buzz, stopped in at Eli’s Table for dinner this week. He captured the experience in photos and a video slideshow presentation (click on the photo, left to be taken to the slideshow.)

Be sure to check out The Charleston Restaurant Buzz to see the Buzzmeister’s reviews of Eli’s Table, as well as the newly posted slideshow of our sister restaurant, Tabbuli Grill.

Thanks, Buzzmeister!


Eli’s Table showcases the hard work of three talented chefs

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We are very happy to announce – after months of anticipation – full dinner service started at Eli’s Table on January 17th. After a successful “Friends and Family” event on the 16th and two nights of dinner service behind them, things are coming together for Eli’s Table.

The dinner menu has been a dedicated team effort on the part of Chefs Brett McKee, Steven Jankowski, and Eric Gaffin. The entire staff at Eli’s Table has worked hard to learn, prepare, and serve all of the new dishes featured on the menu. Our slideshow shows some of our popular dishes to date, including the grilled calamari appetizer, pan seared snapper, coriander encrusted snapper, seafood fra diavio, the lightly smoked and grilled pork chop, grilled tuscan rubbed filet mignon and our ‘old school’ spaghetti and meatballs.

If you haven’t stopped in for dinner yet, we welcome walk-ins or reservations. You can call us at 405-5115 or make your reservation at Open Table.


Make your reservations now! Eli’s Table to offer dinner service next week

  The staff of Eli’s Table is happy to announce that dinner service will begin at the restaurant, starting January 17, 2012. When Eli’s Table was opened in October 2011 after Joseph’s Restaurant closed down, Eli’s kept the breakfast and lunch menu that customers of Joseph’s had come to love.

Dinner however, will be a whole new story since Joseph’s was only open for lunch and dinner. Owner Sam Mustafa planned to offer dinner service after Eli’s was up and running. After much planning – and anticipation, the dinner menu is now available and dinner service will start next week.  The menu was created by Chef Brett McKee with the help of Chef Eric Gaffin and Eli’s Executive Chef Steven Jankowski. The menu features fresh, local ingredients and offers incredible dishes sure to please every palate.

Appetizers at dinner will range in price from $7 to $12 and include Gorgonzola fondue, Prince Edward Island Mussels, and of course – local oysters featured in our Oysters Rockefeller. Entrees range in price from $14 to $24 and the dishes range from the simplicity of “old school classic spaghetti and meatballs” to the rich flavor of veal osso bucco over creamy polenta with asiago, sage and gremolata.

Dinner may start next week, but you can make your dinner reservations now! Eli’s Table reservations can be made through OpenTable.com.