Carmella's chocolate mousse tart | Provided

Enjoying classic menu items with family

Karen Marie Green of West Ashley keeps her dream dinner traditional with simple yet delicious choices, such as a bloody mary, beet salad and blackened Mahi Mahi.

DREAM DINNER GUESTS: “My mom who loved to eat great food, my husband who has introduced me to some magnificent culinary experiences, and my brother Ken with whom I love to share food and beverage experiences.”

DRINK: Bloody Mary from Page’s Okra Grill. “I like it a little spiced up, so I ask for that, and it is the perfect beginning to a weekend breakfast!”

APPETIZER: Beet salad from Burton’s Grill. “Burton’s is a true beet salad where you know that the focal point is the beets themselves!”

ENTREE: Blackened Mahi Mahi from Amen Street. “Cooked to perfection every time, the seasoning is not too overwhelming and spicy, but just the right amount.”

DESSERT: Chocolate mousse tart from Carmella’s. “The chocolate mousse at Carmella’s? Come on…no matter where we dine downtown, when the server asks about dessert, we say we are off to Carmella’s. ​​The server usually nods with understanding.”

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