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A Taste of Charleston in Philadelphia at SOUTH and Paris Bistro

Charleston Comes to Philadelphia

Restaurateur Robert Bynum will host famed Charleston, SC cookbook author and Chef Donald Drake for a pair of collaborative dinners at SOUTH and Paris Bistro celebrating Philadelphia’s New Southern cooking revival and bringing authentic flavors of Charleston to the city.

Charleston Meets Fairmount

The first collaborative dinner will be held at SOUTH on Tuesday, June 7. 

Chef Paul Martin of SOUTH and Chef Drake will host two seatings, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Each seating will include three courses, with several options for each course, many culled from Chef Drake’s cookbook, Uptown Down South Cuisine.

Starters will include:

  • Fried Green Tomatoes with white cheddar and caramelized onion grits, country ham and tomato chutney (fromUptown Down South Cuisine).

  • Half-Shell Oysters and Tuna Sashimi with fermented collards, togarashi and Chesta’s hot sauce mignonette.

Main courses will include:

  • Parmesan-Crusted Flounder with Carolina shrimp purloo, warm asparagus, sweet corn and tomato salad, jumbo lump crab and citrus beurre blanc (from Uptown Down South Cuisine).

  • Pressed Heritage Pork Shoulder with emmentaler grits, chaurice-stuffed squash blossom and cherry-smoked pork jus.

Desserts will include:

  • Southern Pecan Pie with bourbon-caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream and candied pecans (from Uptown Down South Cuisine)

  • Chocolate Lane Cake with bourbon, dried cherries and coconut

Guests can choose to enjoy the menu for just $45 per person or add a signed cookbook for $65 per person. Reservations are required (215-600-0220).

SOUTH Kitchen & Jazz Bar is located at 600 North Broad Street.

Charleston Meets Chestnut Hill

The second collaborative dinner will be held at Paris Bistro on Wednesday, June 8.

charleston dinner at paris bistro

Chef Al Paris and Chef Drake will host two seatings, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Each seating will include four courses, with a shareable first course for two and several options for each subsequent course:

The shared first course will be Artisanal Charcuterie for two

Starters will include:

  • Cypress Lobster Bisque

  • Hickory-Smoked Heritage Pork Belly

Main courses will include:

  • Shellfish over Grits

  • Pan-Roasted Breast of Duck

Desserts will include Warm Cream Cheese Brownie, White Lilly Sweet Biscuits with strawberries and Southern Pecan Pie with bourbon-caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream and candied pecans (from Uptown Down South Cuisine)

Guests can choose to enjoy the menu for just $45 per person or add a signed cookbook for $65 per person. Reservations are required (215-242-6200).

Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe is located 8229 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill.

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