February 14th just got a bit sweeter with the Valentine’s Day menu at Amen Street in downtown Charleston SC. Chef Stephen Ollard put together a special menu offering 3 courses with wine pairings for $70 per person. The menu perfectly pairs each dish with wine so, you simply can relax and enjoy a beautiful evening with your sweetie.
Amen Street is located in the heart of downtown Charleston on East Bay Street within walking distance of some of Charleston’s most beloved historical places.
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar
Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu
3 courses with wine pairings, $70 per person
Lobster Beignets with Tarragon Aioli
Truffled Mushroom Soup with Garlic Crouton
Baked Oysters with House-made Tasso, Spinach, Parmesan
Wine pairing, Segura Viudas Aria Sparkling Pinot Cava:
Pale, bright raspberry pink, with an abundant, uninhibited mousse. Intense raspberry aromas, backed by strawberry and aniseed, and a hint of cherry caramel. Red berry flavors dominate the palate, complemented by strawberry, touches of peach, watermelon and lemon. There is a lovely minerality which adds to the complexity, and just a hint of sweetness.
Cast Iron Seared N.Y. Strip and Scallops with Fingerling Potato Hash, Brown Butter
Lobster Pot Pie with Arugula Salad
Pan Roasted Triggerfish with Vegetable Quinoa, and Lemon-Basil Oil
Wine Pairing, The Conundrum Red Blend:
Conundrum Red Blend 2010 has a nose that is almost floral, with tones of lavender, dried berries, baking chocolate, bacon bits. Aromas are rich, velvety and wonderfully appealing. Silky round entry with acid to balance and high fruit concentration. The nose leaves no doubt about the seriousness of this wine. The palate is fruit driven both before and after the high tannin middle core. The finish is long, not drying of tannin, and beckons a second sip.
Strawberry-White Chocolate Mousse
Dense Chocolate Terrine with Raspberry Coulis
Brioche Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise
Wine Pairing, Conundrum White Blend:
Conundrum is a true California wine, with grapes sourced from Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties. We often hear the phrase “exotic” when described. It’s a fitting portrayal; there is no other wine quite like it.
This unique, non-traditional white wine blend was created to offer full-flavored fruit and enough complexity to match the creative dishes being offered by today’s generation of chefs. Conundrum can be served with every course from appetizer to dessert and pairs beautifully with spicy foods and full-flavored Asian cuisine. The “conundrum,” or puzzle, of this wine is in guessing which grapes make up the blend.