Obstinate Daughter's short rib gnocchi | File photo by Andrew Cebulka

Martinis, snapper and bowls of pasta

Lisa K. of downtown Charleston wants to sit down with former First Lady Michelle Obama, legendary Charlestonian and comedian Stephen Colbert, and Disney Channel-star-turned musician Miley Cyrus for a dinner of fresh seafood, a rich pasta dish and an espresso cocktail. 

DREAM DINNER GUESTS: Obama, Colbert and Cyrus.

DRINK: Espresso martini from Maison. “This is the perfect pick-me-up after a big meal! A hint of coffee flavor, a hint of chocolate — it’s almost like a dessert itself.”

APPETIZER: Snapper ceviche from Delany Oyster House. “I could eat 10 orders of this ceviche. In fact, we got an order to start and end the meal. It was just that good!”

ENTREE: Ricotta gnocchi with short rib from The Obstinate Daughter. “The gnocchi at OD is one of my go-to favorites. The gnocchi is so fluffy and flavorful while the short rib just melts in your mouth.”

DESSERT: Cannoli cake from Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar. “Cannoli plus cake — what could be better?”


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