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It’s Official!!

October 22nd, 2014 by Add a Comment

We are so excited to announce that we’ve added a new member to our team. In August 2014, Executive Chef Andrew Fortner officially joined the Croissants’ family!

Executive Chef Andrew Fortner

Executive Chef Andrew Fortner

Fortner began his studies in Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University. While at Coastal he worked at a restaurant where he realized his love and passion for food and changed his path by enrolling in the Culinary ArtsSchool at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.  While attending culinary school, Fortner acquired a Line Cook position at the Sea Captain’s House Restaurant in Myrtle Beach and was later promoted to Executive Chef where he spent the next 4 years. His dishes awarded Sea Captain’s with the title of “Best Seafood Restaurant”by Southern Living Magazine four years in a row. Chef Fortner is also recognized as a two-time “Entrée Winner” at Taste of the Town and has been featured on SCETV’s program “Carolina Chefs”.

Chef Andrew Fortner excels in creating delectable Southern dishes with European flair. He embraces the philosophy of serving simply prepared dishes crafted to evoke full flavors through the use of the highest quality seasonal ingredients, creative composition and sound cooking technique.

 Chef Fortner has been working in the kitchen preparing for his fall menu, which will debut in November.  The menu will reflect Andrew’s inspiration, perspective and great attention to detail.

We are truly blessed to have such a talented chef join our team and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Bon Appetit Y’all!

HeidiBon-Appetite-Yall

 

A Cause Worth Fighting For

October 20th, 2014 by Add a Comment

The Little White Dress will be holding the 6th Annual Couture for the Cure at Marina Inn at Grande Dune on Sunday, October 26th at 5pm.

Couture for the Cure is a bridal fashion show and fundraiser that raises money to assist local charities who aid women battling breast cancer. This year, all of the proceeds will once again be donated to Caring in Our Lifetime. Their mission is to provide financial assistance with medical expenses to women who are affected by this insidious disease.

2014 Couture for the Cure Event

2014 Couture for the Cure Event

The fashion show not only features the latest bridal gowns and trends but also features breast cancer survivors as the “Models of Honor” fashion show before the main event.  These women are all local breast cancer survivors.  While they walk the runway, their story of survival will be shared with the audience.  It is a very moving part of the event.  The main event follows and is always a big hit!  This year’s theme is Bohemian Bliss and the bohemian trend will be carried out in the bridal looks and décor!! 

In order to raise money for this worthy cause, Croissants will be auctioning off bakery items at discounted prices daily on our Facebook page. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/croissantsbistro to check out the items up for auction! All proceeds will be donated to Couture for the Cure. 

 Tickets are $65/person. Call (843) 449-4940 to reserve your seat now!!

 

Bon Appetit Y’all!

Heidi

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Beer with your Brats?

October 15th, 2014 by Add a Comment

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest funfair held annually in Munich, Germany. This 17-day festival runs from late September through the first weekend in October and more than 6 million people from around the world attend the event every year. This event is the perfect way to kick off the fall season and I decided that since we can’t go to Germany, we should bring the annual tradition right to Croissants.

The first documented evidence of the Bratwurst in Germany dates back to 1313 – needless to say, “Brats” have served as a staple in the German culture for centuries. They can be grilled or pan fried, but the secret lies in the beer. Our brats are braised in beer, giving each bite a special punch of flavor!

The spotlight must be shared with the side items of this dish. In keeping with tradition, we compliment the brats with homemade German potato salad and red cabbage.

Providing the perfect balance to the plate is our freshly baked, homemade rye bread. You don’t have to be German to enjoy this dish!

2014Oktoberfest

 

The final (not be to forgotten) component of this dish is a nice cold beer. This is about as “German” as it gets! Special seasonal beers include: Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin & Samuel Adams Oktoberfest.

Our “Brats & Beer” special is too good to only celebrate for 17 days, so we’ve decided to serve it for lunch & dinner all October long! Stop by for a piece of German tradition.

Prost and Bon Appetit Y’all!

HeidiBon-Appetite-Yall

 

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