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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.


Join us at Eli’s Table for a wine pairing dinner with Chef Brett McKee

Please plan to join us at Eli’s Table for an Incredible Food & Wine Dinner.

 

Mr. Laurence Vuelta of Malibu Family Vineyards will host the evening while Chef Brett McKee will showcase his culinary talents by preparing a four-course meal paired with the wine from SaddleRock Vineyard and Semler Winery.

 

First Course

Roasted Beet & Citrus salad with Oranges, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and shaved Fennel with a Blood Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

Paired with Semler Sauvignon Blanc

 

Second Course

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage

Paired with Saddle Rock Chardonnay

 

Third Course

Sliced Beef Tenderloin over Sweet Potato Hash, served with Caramelized Brussel Sprouts in a Truffle Demi-Glace

Paired with Saddle Rock Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Dessert

Vanilla Panna Cotta served with Macerated Berries

Paired with Semler Ice Wine

 

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

6:30 pm Reception – 7:00 pm Dinner

 

Eli’s Table

129 Meeting Street

Charleston, SC  29401

 

Four courses, $65.00/person

 

RSVP: 843-405-5115


Duda Lucena featured musician at Eli’s Table this Friday night

Duda Lucena to appear at Eli's Table  Join us at Eli’s Table this Friday night for the musical stylings of Brazilian musician Duda Lucena. Lucena, singer and composer from Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil) “creates exquisite, romantic music, reminiscent of all the great Brazilian vocalists of the sixties who first introduced the rest of the world to Brazil’s unique sound, but with a modern freshness and originality,” wrote MARILYN M. GRAHAM, music critic for Destino magazine in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Lucena has performed in a variety of venues, theaters, festivals, and nightclubs, playing his own original muxic. Locally, Lucena has played at the Footlight Players Theatre, Charleston Music Hall, Piccolo Spoleto, and the Charleston Jazz Society to name a few.

 

 


Eli’s Table news

Patio dining at Eli's TableEli’s Table is growing and we couldn’t be more excited. Our first Valentine’s dinner was an overwhelming success and we’d like to thank all of the guests who dined with us on this special evening.

Eli’s Table was recognized this week for its beautifully designed menus on the art blog, the Art of the Menu. The blog is owned by UnderConsideration.com and recognizes beautifully designed menus from around the globe – Charleston, SC to Bondi Beach, Australia. Eli’s Table’s menus were featured on Valentine’s Day and we’d like to congratulate our graphic designers, Lisa Mosow and Jonathan Keller for designing these beautiful menus.

Did you know – Eli’s Table features live jazz? Join us this Friday and every Friday for jazz on the patio at Eli’s Table. Every Friday night from 8 pm to 11 pm, the Oscar Rivers Trio will play on the patio as long as the weather allows.