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Downtown Italian eatery Pan E Vino has turned into a holiday pop-up called A Christmas Coterie and will stay in the Christmas spirit through the end of 2020. Craft cocktail specialist Jeremy Buck is behind the concept serving Christmas cosmos, hot toddies with pamplemousse foam, whisky/rum punch with Christmas spices and more to pair with tapas and a small selection of refined main dishes from chef Flint Spencer

Buck, who has helped develop beverage programs around the world including in Charleston with Neon Tiger, will utilize the outdoor area and covered patio at 17 Warren St., a building that’s sat vacant since the onset of the pandemic when Pan E Vino announced its temporary closure. 

With the addition of lights, Christmas trees and other decorations, the pop-up will help folks stay in the holiday spirit for the remainder of the year. According to Buck, the drink menu matches the aesthetic without going over the top. 

Buck is serving festive drinks and classic cocktails at his pop-up | Photo provided

“The menu is pretty straightforward and obviously holiday-ish, but still covers everything that somebody could want,” said Buck, who’s offering a martini, wine by the glass, Revelry Brewing’s Never Sunny IPA and more in addition to the winter-time drinks. 

Chef Spencer, an experienced chef who has a couple months off before he moves to North Carolina to open Paul’s on Oak Island, is serving up croquettes, roasted duck, confit parsnips, angus skirt steak and more. 

A Christmas Coterie is open Monday through Saturday from 5-11 p.m. through Dec. 31 (closed Christmas). Buck hinted at future plans for the space but has not made any decisions yet, he said. 

“We’re just going to do it through the end of the month and kind of figure it out from there.” 

For more information, follow A Christmas Coterie on Instagram @achristmascoterie or call (854) 222-3201.