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Back to School Wine Dinner

September 19th, 2014 by Add a Comment

Summer is over and it’s a busy time of year. The kids are back in school, sports and after school activities are starting again, people are returning to work from vacations, and the leaves are beginning to change.

In celebration of getting back into the routine, we at Croissants Bistro & Bakery throw our annual Back to School Wine Dinner!  For 2014, we brought back fond memories of report cards and school lunches, but transformed them into gourmet delicacies and paired them with delicious wine.

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First, we brought out pizza and french fries with a twist! Our fig and goat cheese flatbreads with camelized onions and tempura fried asparagus with smokey ketchup paired perfectly with the Mumm Napa Brut Rose.

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Then, our mac ‘n’ cheese was not so ordinary. We paired an elegant Chardonnay with mac ‘n’ cheese that included penne pasta with lobster in a gruyere cheese sauce.

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Before the main dish, we presented “chicken noodle soup” with seared duck with orzo, morels and roasted root vegetables and “salad” with frisee and radicchio, grapes, walnuts and white balsamic vinaigrette. 

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Did you ever wonder what was really in the meat that was served to you in the cafeteria? We sure did! Our “mystery meat” was herb rubbed tenderloin over horseradish mashed cauliflower paired with depth tasting Cabernet Sauvignon.

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We served the snack pack pudding that was served to you in line but gourmet style with Sandeman Founders Res Port wine. Our chocolate mousse layered with meringue pudding was a big hit among our classmates.

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Until next year!

Bon Appetit Y’all!

Heidi

Bon-Appetite-Yall

Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art

September 10th, 2014 by Add a Comment

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art has been bringing some wonderful sounds to the area for twenty four years, and this year will not disappoint.   The festival officially kicks off with the Pawleys Island Wine & Food Gala on Thursday, October 2nd.  This festive evening features tastings of over 70 wines from around the world, delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by eight of the area’s finest chefs, craft beer tastings, a dessert tasting and  my favorite part, an incredible silent auction.

 

Free events abound beginning September 19 -20 in Historic Downtown Georgetown with the Seaside Palette. View over 50 artists painting scenic pictures of our area. The following weekend, September 27 enjoy the 5th Annual Chalk Under the Oaks at the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival in Huntington Beach State Park.

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Festival headliner, The Manhattan Transfer, will be bringing their Grammy Award winning hits for all to enjoy on Friday, Oct. 3. Followed on Saturday by The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass and their “Brothers on the Battlefield” performance and the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble closes out the weekend performances.

 

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The music continues the following week on Wednesday, Oct. 8 with one man’s journey to “The Road to Carnegie Hall” performed by Ken Lavigne.

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Followed by world renowned Canadian sensation, Swingle Singers will astound you with their a cappella performances on Oct 10th.  Annie Moses Band’s “Rhapsody in Bluegrass” fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, beloved classical themes, and roots music to create a beautiful concert experience on Friday the 11th.

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The much loved table event will be once again a fan favorite.  This year audiences will be dancing on the tables to the sounds of The Bronx Wandererswho re-create the hits made famous by the likes of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Dion, and the classic hits of so many others from the beginning of Rock ‘n’ Roll to the music of today.

 

A new event for 2014 The Sunday Seaside Showcase will provide some of the area’s finest musicians and vocalists, culminating in a grand finale jam session, unlike any seen along the Grand Strand, all to support our Wounded Warriors and to honor our military and their families.  A variety of music will be performed—country, bluegrass, jazz, rock, beach music….and more.

 

Tickets and a full festival program can be found on pawleysmusic.com or by contacting Festival offices at 626-8911.

Bon Appétit Y’all!

Heidi Vukov

Bon-Appetite-Yall

 

 

Are you ready for some football??

September 5th, 2014 by Add a Comment

Lace up your cleats and put on your favorite team’s jersey!

With football season beginning, we are busy making a wide variety of menu items to make your tailgate the best in town.

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From sandwiches, to casseroles, to cake pops and more! Our chefs are able to bring your tailgate to life with personalized items of your favorite teams.

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Need Carolina Gamecocks cookies for the next game? We’ve got you covered. Watch below!

Want Clemson, Panthers, or another team cookie? We can do that, too!

At Croissants Bistro & Bakery, design possibilities are endless.

Call (843) 448-2253 to place your bakery or catering order for your next tailgate today!

 

Bon Appetite Y’all,

Heidi Vukov

Bon-Appetite-Yall

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