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|Ted’s pate (Photo/Provided).|
Ted’s Butcherblock has hosted Butcher Demo Dinners each quarter this year, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant to a group of up to 12 people. On Oct. 23, the shop will host a Butcher Demo Dinner featuring homemade pates and sausages. An interactive demonstration will be followed by a dinner including a pate appetizer, sausage platter and a blue cheese terrine for dessert.
The dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. at Ted’s , 334 East Bay St. in Charleston. The cost is $75 per person and includes the demonstration, dinner, beer and wine. Space is limited to 12 people and reservations are required; call 843-577-0094.
Steve Carroll, former owner of such Charleston bars and music venues as the Radio Room, The Warehouse, Band Wagon and Red’s Ice House at Bohicket Marina, has opened Water Dog Grill, a family-friendly sports bar and grill at 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. The restaurant includes outdoor space, multiple televisions, two dozen draught beers, two stages and a full menu. Carroll is president of the Charleston Restaurant Association Board. The grand opening is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Water Dog Grill will open at 11 a.m. daily.
Julie and Charles Mayfield will showcase their newest book, Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods: 100+ Delicious Gluten-free Recipes from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Le Creuset Signature Store, 241 King St., part of Second Sunday on King. Attendees can register to win a Le Creuset serving platter. To RSVP, call 843-723-4191.
Mira Winery is launching a national tour for wine and culinary experts, restaurant partners, Mira Wine Club members and the public to taste and compare its recently recovered ocean-aged wine, Aquaoir, to the same wine that was aged on land. The tour, which will stop in Charleston on Nov. 6, coincides with the launch of Phase II of the ocean aging experiment, when twice as many bottles will be placed by divers onto the ocean floor for twice as long — eight cases for six months.
The Napa, Calif.-based winery became the first American winery to experiment with aging wine in the ocean when it concluded a three-month experiment off the coast of Charleston in May, recovering four cases of its 2009 cabernet sauvignon from 60 feet below in the Atlantic Ocean. The process was coined “aquaoir” by Mira, paralleling the impacts of the land-based environment on grapes — an industry-recognized term called “terroir.”
The fourth annual Charleston Mac-Off is 2-7 p.m. Saturday at The Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. The event features 25 local chefs along with activities, entertainment, a wine garden, bourbon-tasting tent and more. Tickets are $20 for general admission, including 10 sampling tickets, and $50 for VIP, which is an all-inclusive sampling and beverages.
Sample more than 100 whiskeys from international distillers at Whiskeys of the World, a fundraiser benefiting Chase After a Cure. Presented by IceBox Bar, Ben Arnold Beverage Co. and The Local Palate, the event is 6-9 p.m. Oct. 15 at Harborside East at Patriots Point, 28 Bridgeside Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.
Tickets are $65 each and are available online. All attendees receive a commemorative Glencairn glass.
The evening includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment by David Higgins and the opportunity to learn about how whiskey is distilled and aged. At Whiskeys of the World, 35 distilleries will be represented, and guests will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with distillery representatives about their whiskeys and the creation process.
Chase After a Cure is a local nonprofit that is raising awareness about childhood cancer and money for pediatric cancer research at Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.