On the Menu for Jan. 28, 2014

On the Menu provides the latest news from the Charleston area’s extensive culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. Submissions should be sent to dailyjournal@scbiznews.com.

Southend Brewery and Smokehouse along with Charleston Culinary Tours is holding a Lowcountry Smokehouse Draft Dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 161 E. Bay St. Chef Garrett Priester and Sous Chef Jonathan DuPriest have prepared a five-course menu to showcase Southend Brewery beers paired with dishes inspired by seasonal flavors and local ingredients with a smokehouse style. The cost is $60 per person; call 843-853-4677 for reservations.

The Old Village Post House is hosting guest chef Joshua Walker from Xiao Bao Biscuit for a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The menu includes dishes such as beef-wrapped spring onion, tilefish crudo, snow pea yam, bacon and egg noodles and whole braised fish served family style. Each course will be paired with beer, wine or spirits by Tony Norton of Maverick Southern Kitchens and Joey Ryan of Xiao Bao Biscuit. Dinner is $70 plus tax and gratuity. Dinner is at the Old Village Post House, 101 Pitt St. in Mount Pleasant. Reservations are required; call 843-388-8935.

James Beard Best Chef South award winner Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans will join Chef Nico Romo in the kitchen at Fish Restaurant on March 7, bringing New Orleans to classical French dishes on the menu for the Bouchon Lyonnais Luncheon.

The tribute to France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon and the bouchon tradition begins at noon in Fish’s main dining room, 442 King St. The luncheon will include a four-course luncheon menu with wine pairings from the Côtes du Rhône.

Purchase tickets online via the Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

“An Evening of Red” on Wednesday at Liberty Tap Room & Grill in Mount Pleasant will feature celebrity guest chef Jeff Henderson. The fundraising dinner will benefit the TBonz Foundation, which supports youth organizations throughout the Charleston region.

The five course dinner will be prepared by Henderson along with several chefs from the Homegrown Hospitality Group restaurants. Four of the courses will showcase certified Angus beef brand cuts and optional wine pairings by William Hill Estate Winery. Guests will receive a copy of Henderson’s newest book, “If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success,” and Henderson will be available to sign the books after the dinner. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. For reservations, call 843-971-7777.

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