Photo by Jonathan Boncek

Pasta, pie and presidents

Sherrie Hitchcock of downtown Charleston wants to invite a friend, a grandmother and President Theodore Roosevelt to her dream dinner, which focuses on Southern offerings plus a unique Italian dish.

DREAM DINNER GUESTS: “Harriet Washburn (my paternal grandmother who died before I was born. I would like to know more about her and her times), Theodore Roosevelt (our most fascinating president) and Tiane Mitchell Gordon (my friend who passed who would bring levity and intelligent discussion to the table).”

DRINK: The Barn Raiser from Slightly North of Broad. “When in the South, drink bourbon. As a part-time Southerner, I decided to try this at SNOB. We loved it so much, we have tried to recreate it at home — close but not quite.”

APPETIZER: Baked oysters from Amen Street. “Nothing is as decadent as Oysters Rockefeller, which these are a riff on.”

ENTREE: Squid ink pasta from Indaco. “I would never have tried Squid Ink Spaghetti, but it was part of a tasting menu. So, it is on here for being a phenomenally pleasant surprise.”

DESSERT: Brown coconut cream pie from Miller’s All Day. “The Brown Coconut Cream Pie stopped me in my tracks when I walked by it at Miller’s. I just had to try it, and it didn’t disappoint — a luscious Southern comfort dessert.”


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