27 January 2011

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at Fish

I just saw the menu for Fish's Chinese New Year Dinner next week, and I felt obliged to share! Make your reservations early to enjoy this quintessential Chinese meal that is sure to impress even the most jaded palate. I will definitely be in attendance.

Chef Nico and his team have created a special prix-fixe 4-course menu for $35, which will be offered in addition to the new winter menu.

First course - crab spring roll, fresh mint, noodles, carrots, daikon
Second course - pan-seared tilefish, sweet soy glazed noodles, local wok veggies
Third course - homemade peking duck, cashews, shiitakes, jasmine rice, cilantro, moo-shu pancake, sweet and spicy hoisin sauce
Dessert - basil rice milk ice cream, sweet red bean puree

Diners can also pair their meal with specialty sake and sake-inspired cocktails.

And, Fish will have a Chinese money tree in honor of the New Year, where guests can make donations to benefit local non-profit AFFA, the Alliance for Full Acceptance.

Reservations are highly recommended so call Fish at 843-722-3474. I am looking forward to partaking in the festivities!!

10 January 2011

Better Than Crack Brownies

I tried these "Better than Crack" Brownies on Saturday. Ah-mazing. I'm not sure whether to thank my friend for introducing this recipe to me or hold it against her forever! No other brownie will ever hold a candle to these.

Better Than Crack Brownies:
1 box (18.25 Oz. Box) Brownies
Additional Required Ingredients Specified In Mix Package (typically Water, Eggs And Oil)
½ cups Salted Peanuts
1 cup Chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
1-½ cup Milk Chocolate Chips
1-½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
½ Tablespoons Butter
1-½ cup Rice Krispie Cereal

- Mix brownies according to directions (you’ll typically need water, eggs and oil, as directed in mix package), and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Remove and top with peanuts and peanut butter cups, and bake for 4-6 minutes more.
- While they are finishing baking, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Stir in cereal. Remove brownies from oven and evenly pour chocolate mixture over the top.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

05 January 2011

Best Week of the Year! Charleston Restaurant Week January 14-22

It is that time of year again! Charleston Restaurant Association has announced the dates for Restaurant Week, and menus are up. I have done plenty of perusing already, so here is what I suggest based on the menus posted. Let me know what you try! I will follow-up with details about where I end up.

Tristan - http://www.mycharlestonrestaurants.com/cra/pdfs/tristan3for30.pdf

Circa 1886 - http://www.mycharlestonrestaurants.com/cra/pdfs/circa.pdf

Rice Market - http://www.mycharlestonrestaurants.com/cra/pdfs/ricemarket3for30.pdf

Carolina's - http://www.mycharlestonrestaurants.com/cra/pdfs/carolina.pdf

O-Ku - http://www.mycharlestonrestaurants.com/cra/pdfs/oku.pdf