A New Year’s Celebration

According to tradition, we will welcome 2012 with the Gullah good luck charm of rice with pea gravy and greens, continuing hundreds of years this humble combination of slave kitchen staples has graced New Year’s tables in the Carolina Lowcountry and throughout the South.

The New Year’s Eve dinner is an extravagance fitting of the finest Southern homes and in the great traditions of Creole and Planter’s gastronomy. To offer or enjoy such luxurious cooking and hospitality has always been a hallmark of peace, reconciliation, and good will, all of which we wish each of you during 2012.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a very special evening.

Saturday December 31, 2011 — 5 pm—12 am
Table d’hôte, choose one per course


A Gullah Good Luck Charm

  • Sea Island Red Pea “Cappuccino” puffed Carolina gold rice, parched collard greens, and bacon froth


  • Carolina Gold Rice Risotto   with cauliflower puree, leeks, and winter truffles
  • Crispy Fried Amelia Island Rock Shrimp   with creamy grits, tasso beurre monte, and piccalilli

Bread Service

  • Sarah Rutledge’s Rice Philpy, 1847  with sourwood honey, goose cracklin’s, and house churned cultured butter


  • Caveny Farm Goose & House Chaurice Gumbo with Arkansas Delta aromatic rice
  • Turtle Soup   with Amontillado, pickled quail eggs, and scallions
  • Local Baby Lettuce Salad   with hearts of palm, satsuma, candied peanut, & black benne vinaigrette


  • Dry aged Slagel Farm Ribeye   with butter-poached Louisiana white shrimp, fingerling potatoes, creamed spinach, marchand-du-vin
  • Lowcountry Bouillabaisse   with Maine lobster, Stone crab claw, Carolina wreckfish, mussels, clams, Creole rouille, Parmesan toast, and chervil
  • Winter Vegetable Pot-au-feu   with salsify, baby carrots, endive, celeriac, egg noodles, and porcini royale


  • Bourbon Chocolate Beignets   with frozen cherries and preserved pears, mint, & bourbon hot chocolate
  • Coconut Cream Cake   with butter roux crème fraiche icing, pineapple conserves, and bitter chocolate
  • Meyer Lemon & Yuzu Pie   in butter cookie crust, with rum caramel and toasted almond marshmallow

Sixty-five dollars per person


Optional Wine Flight Pairings TBD

Thirty Dollars Per Person