Beaufort restaurants kicking off an inaugural Culinary Month (reminder)

The dining room at Plums will soon fill with diners looking to try out Beaufort's restaurants at great prices.

As Restaurant Week South Carolina has come upon us, Beaufort is looking to get in on the action with a slightly different spin: Culinary Month put on by Main Street Beaufort

(Update January 22: Just a little reminder that the events are ongoing, and are on for tonight.)

The month's events span Fridays and Saturdays on January 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, and February 4 and 5 at five downtown restaurants. All will offer a price fixed (aka prix fixe) menu of three courses for $25 that is available with reservations only from 6 to 10 p.m.

And it sounds like the restaurant community is pretty excited. "We are thrilled to be a part of this effort," said Plums Inc. Owner Lantz Price. " What a great way to celebrate the cuisine — and the talent — of our area."

Here's who's participating and what they're offering:

  • Plums on Bay Street
    Beaufort crab butter,
    Smoked oyster and potato salad with arugula,
    Lowcountry shrimp etoufee. 
    (843) 525-1946
  • Saltus River Grill on Bay StreetRoasted Beet Salad, Frisee, Walnuts, Fresh chevre, Balsalmic Vinaigrette.
    Chef's Nightly Special
    Lemon Bars with Meringue.
    (843) 379-3474
  • Panini's Cafe on Bay Street
    Flash Fried Goat Cheese Croquette,
    Bacon Laced BBQ Shrimp and Aged Extra Sharp Cheddar Grits,
    and Pan Seared Sirlion with Gorganzola and Rosemary Jus
    (843) 379-0300
  • Breakwater on Carteret Street 
    First Course (pick 1)
    - House Salad: Artesian lettuce, citrus vinaigrette, grape tomatoes, red onions & gorgonzola
    - Low Country Chowder: Local fish, shrimp, corn & tomatoes in a seafood broth with andouille sausage, fingerling potatoes and cornbread crouton
    Second Course (pick 1)
    -Chili Rubbed “Coulotte” Top Sirloin: 8 oz “Coulotte” cut top sirloin grilled with ancho chili rub, baby portobello and espresso mushroom sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes & fresh vegetables
    -Grilled Mahi Mahi: Grilled Mahi filet topped with smoked tomato salsa served with buttermilk mashed potatoes, and sauteed fresh vegetables
    Third Course (pick 1)
    -Molten Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream
    -Crème Brûlée
    (843) 379-0052

We'll keep you posted with new restaurants and menus as we hear them. 

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