Amen, Let’s Kick Off 2012

2011 was good to us, but 2012 will be better. We’re starting off the new year with lots of excitement…

#1- You’re probably familiar with the old wives tale that promises a great fortune when ringing in a new year with oysters and champagne. Just so happens, we have both and it’s working for us. Celebrate with us for a romantic dinner or a low key evening at the bar. At Amen Street, there’s no cover and no annoying crowds. We still have a few reservations open for dinner on Saturday night, check out Open Table to make yours. You can also hop over for a toast at midnight– we’ve got some great bubbly and crisp, delicious specialty drinks.

#2- After a long and fantastic year, we’re taking a little time to polish up. We will close after dinner on Sunday, January 8th and re-open for dinner service on Tuesday January 10th while we do some grooming and maintenance.  It will be easy to control your Amen cravings knowing that…

#3- Charleston Restaurant Week, the winter edition, begins on January 12th and last until the 22nd. Chef Ollard created a delicious menu for this blissful, 10 day event that is quickly becoming one of Charleston’s holiest weeks. We suggest you make your 3 for $30 dinner reservations now (with this menu, you might even need two nights). If you have a holiday shopping and eating hangover, Charleston restaurant Week is prime time to sample our fresh and healthy appetizers, sustainable seafood dishes and a-mazing deserts at an all-inclusive price.

Here’s a sneak peek at our 3 for $30 menu:

First Course — choose one

– Chopped Salad with Romaine, Radicchio, Cherries, Toasted Almonds and Candied Garlic Vinaigrette

– She Crab Soup with Sherry

Second Course — choose one

– Crab Cakes with Whipped Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Sweet Onion Remoulade

– Shrimp & Grits with Tasso-Roasted Tomato Cream

– Pan Roasted Golden Tilefish with Steamed Rice and Oyster Stew

Third Coursechoose one (this is hard, we know, sorry.)

– Coconut Pie

– Chocolate Terrine

#4- Rumor has it that Chef Ollard is among the local chef celebrities featured in one of our favorite new culinary magazines. And it just might share the secret behind one of his newest recipes, which also might be on the Restaurant Week menu.  But we’ll leave it up to you to find it…

Cheers and AMEN to 2012!