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Join O-Ku for a special six-course pairing dinner of lobster, champagne and sparkling wines at 7 tonight. The menu features lobster knuckle sandwich as an amuse, followed by kabotcha lobster bisque, lobster ceviche, kakiage lobster, lobster o-toro roll and a selection of desserts by Kinsey Sattane. Cost is $65 per person excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 843-737-0112.
Circa 1886 is hosting the third annual Louie’s Kids Benefit Dinner. The event has raised nearly $35,000 to date for Louie’s Kids, a local nonprofit that aims to end childhood obesity. This year’s dinner theme is “Master & Apprentice,” and joining Circa 1886 Chef Marc Collins in the kitchen will be Santiago “Jimmy” de la Cruz, executive chef of The Club at Cimarron in Mission, Texas. The chefs will present a five-course, prix-fixe dinner with paired wines. There will also be a live auction with items from Croghan’s Jewelry Box, a paddleboard and an apprentice cooking class at Circa 1886.
The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Circa 1886 restaurant, 149 Wentworth St. in downtown Charleston. Cost is $80 per person, $50 of which goes directly to Louie’s Kids and is tax deductible. Cost excludes tax and gratuity. For more information, call 843-853-7828 or visit www.circa1886.com.