Given the calls we’ve taken over the last few months wondering what ever happened to Family Meal, or family-style dinner series, we can’t even remember why we stopped doing them. We’ve heard your comments, they mean a lot to us, and so without any further hesitation, we’ve brought family meal back!
Here’s the deal with Family Meal – it’s a specially prepared meal served family style, just like you’d eat at home, for the entire table. It allows you the chance to pass and share food with your companions, a practice we think is all too rare nowadays. It’s available from Monday through Thursday evening, and will usually be priced around $20 per person, and always a great value. For each family meal, we will take a time and place in Southern history, and tell its story through food.
The first Family Meal celebrates some Gullah home cooking, ca. 1970. The Gullah are the African Americans who inhabited the sea islands of the Carolina and Georgia coasts from Emancipation forward, and developed a very distinctive, elegant cuisine in relative isolation that today reigns as one of the most influential regional Southern cuisines. For $22 per person, you and your guests can feast on some Gullah favorites of that time – fried catfish with hushpuppies, butterbeans cooked with neck bone, hot and sour greens, parsnips, greens, cracklin bread, and carrot cake. It’s not to be missed, so please gather up some friends and join us for some seriously comforting food.
Enjoy crackling bread with Family Meal, offered Monday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m.