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Restaurant News – May 2022

FRESH FOOD + NOW OPEN + HOT PRODUCTS


A Night in Napa wine dinner

Don’t miss the upcoming wine dinner on May 19 at Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar. Enjoy a selection of wonderful wine, spectacular food, live music and lively conversation. alexandersrestaurant.com.

UPCOMING WINE DINNERS

June 16: Orin Swift July 21: Duckhorn Winery August 18: Klinker Brick Winery


Cooking demo: Spring rolls & poke bowls

On May 22, gather around the table for a cooking demonstration at Alexander’s, led by resort executive chef Charles Pejeau. Have fun, learn something new and give back to your local community. All the money collected will be given to the Palmetto Dunes Employee Assistance Program. All demonstrations include a glass of sparkling wine and a culinary gift to take home. alexandersrestaurant.com.

UPCOMING COOKING DEMOS

June 26: Burgers Clinic with Chef Charles

July 17: Chef Fabian’s Grandma’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken

August 21: Lowcountry Boil


Honey, I’m home

Nectar Farm Kitchen welcomes those who share a passion for great food, fresh ingredients, local conservation and original plates to indulge their appetites for all things epicurean. With this as its philosophy, it’s no wonder that it offers many local honey products in its restaurants. Check out the honey products at either the Hilton Head or Bluffton location and try one of the delicious dishes that may feature local honey as well.


Music in the Marina

Stay up-to-date on the latest events happening at The Black Marlin Bayside Grill & Hurricane Bar via its Facebook page. Live music is in full swing and you don’t want to miss out. Not only will you experience the full dining menu and happy hour from 4 – 7 p.m., but also this nightly local concert series, Music in the Marina. The Black Marlin has seven daiquiri machines, games for adults and kids, free boat parking and brand new docks.


The Juice Hive opens retail side

The Juice Hive and Health Emporium is celebrating the grand re-opening of The Health Emporium at the Juice Hive – the retail portion of the popular healthy eatery right in the heart of Bluffton Village. The all-new store, which is inside The Juice Hive, was created to offer a unique selection of carefully curated home décor pieces, specialty gifts, artisan foods and a tremendous assortment of all-natural sustainable snacks. thejuicehive.com


The Salty Dog

In regular Hilton Head Island summer fashion, The Salty Dog is ramping up its events this May. Be sure to check its website and Facebook page for the summer schedule, but here are some of the exciting upcoming events that begin the week of May 23.

Nightly live music from 5-9 p.m.

Bloody Mary Sundays will have live music and a fully loaded. Build a Bloody Bar from noon – 3 p.m. every Sunday.

Learn to juggle and watch Island juggling expert, Ben the Juggler from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Meet the Island’s Turtle Trackers and learn about the amazing sea turtles that call Hilton Head home from 5 – 7 p.m. on Mondays and Sundays.

DJ Crush Dance Party – a dance party for the whole family from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Colorpalooza – airbrush tattoos, hoola-hooping and more from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Tie Dye Fun in South Beach – Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir with the help of tie-dye experts from noon – 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Jake the Salty Dog visits South Beach for pictures and high fives every day around 5 p.m.

OTHER MAY EVENTS

May 7: Derby Day in South Beach

May 14: Salty Dog’s 35th Birthday Bash

May 21: Preakness Party


Michael Anthony’s cooking demos

Demonstration classes at Michael Anthony’s are presented in classroom style where you can watch the chef prepare his menu while providing step-by-step procedures and helpful hints for each dish. Each 11:30 a.m. class includes a welcome glass of Prosecco, a generous tasting of all dishes prepared, a glass of wine and a recipe booklet to take home. To reserve your spot in one of these upcoming classes, visit michael-anthonys.com.

UPCOMING CLASSES:

May 5: When Life Gives You Lemons

May 6: Flavors of Sicily

May 11: We’re Having Ravioli

May 13: Hooked on Shrimp


New product alert: Island Cream

Hilton Head Distillery introduces Island Cream, which is a combination of delicious local cream and its finest, hand-selected rum. This rum cream is available for purchase exclusively at the distillery and its retail partners this month. One dollar from the sale of each bottle will go to The Outside Foundation to help preserve the island beaches and waterways. hiltonheaddistillery.com

UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 4: “May the Fourth be with you” Star Wars Day-themed cocktail class

May 5: “Cinco de Drinko” Tequila and Mezcal-inspired cocktail class


Try these

Hot picks from the local food scene.

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Tagliere di Formaggi is a charcuterie board you must try if you like honey. Nunzio Restaurant + Bar created the perfect Italian cheese board with green olives, salame Calabrese, walnut halves and drizzled organic honey.

HUSH UP

Jake’s Hushpuppies from Salty Dog is a Southern staple everyone needs to try. These fresh-made cornbread bites are fried to a golden brown and served with homemade honey butter. These hushpuppies are a fan-favorite appetizer.

THAT’S NUTS

Frankie Bones uses local honey in its dishes and crab cakes are no exception. The pecan-crusted crab cakes feature apple slaw, local honey and creole honey mustard. Crab and honey is a perfect pair you’ve got to try.

SHRIMPLY DELICIOUS

ELA’S On The Water mixes sweet and spicy perfectly in its honey-lime shrimp appetizer. This delicious dish features lightly fried shrimp tossed with honey-lime sriracha aioli. Order this appetizer to start your meal out right.

SWEET AS PIE

Honey on pizza is the latest craze, but Giuseppi’s has always had this delicious combination on the menu. Try The Mojo Pie on a cauliflower crust. It features tomato sauce, shredded provolone, fresh mozzarella, Ezzo pepperoni, Italian salami, fresh basil, red pepper flakes and is finished with Mike’s Hot Honey and parmesan cheese.