Try the best seafood charleston sc for Marti Gras themed dinner party L.I.M.E!
Ah, Fat Tuesday. The traditional last partying hurrah before six weeks of being on your best behavior. Charleston’s not far from the real Mardi Gras, but since we can’t be in New Orleans this year, we’ll party on in true Amen Street style this Saturday, February 25th.
This weekend Chef Stephen Ollard will make a guest cooking appearance for a Mardi Gras themed dinner party. The party is a L.I.M.E event, an exclusive underground dinner party for Charleston foodies. L.I.M.E stands for “Local, Impromptu, Moveable, Evening”, led by Charleston Chef Renata Dos Santos. Chef Dos Santos models the experience after “liming” or hanging out in her native Trinidad. To “lime” in Trinidad means to hang out with a group of friends, “pre-arranged or impromptu and never a hurried activity.” Liming of course includes food and drink, as well. Chef Dos Santos brought the liming concept to Charleston and keeps it pretty true to its original Trinidadian version.
Chef Dos Santos’ L.I.M.E. roving dinner club experience features the culinary style of local chefs like our Executive Chef Stephen Ollard. L.I.M.E dinners always include fresh, sustainable foods, locally sourced ingredients and perfect drink pairings. For the essence of Mardi Gras, Chef Ollard will prepare a New Orleans Cajun style menu including treats like Cajun Shrimp Beignets and Duck Gumbo. Um, yum.
L.I.M.E. events benefit local non-profits. Chef Ollard’s dinner supports Fields to Families, an organization very dear to Amen Street. Fields to Families combats hunger in South Carolina with fresh, nutritious foods. The organization gathers crops from local farmers and community gardens to feed thousands of lowcountry families. Fields to Families’ approach to solving the issue of hunger in Charleston is amazing and we’re thrilled to create more awareness. An incredible cause and an incredible dinner, it can’t get much better than that.
Chef Ollard’s menu will be complimented by hand selected wine pairings by Wine Connoisseur Malia Camens. Limers will also enjoy live entertainment from guitarist Gregory Guay. It will be such an awesome evening. The location won’t be revealed until Thursday the 23rd and you’ll have to wait to see the rest of the menu until dinnertime on Saturday.
Learn more about L.I.M.E. and Fields to Families.