what: Pan-Seared Blueline Tilefish
where: The Oak Table, 1221 Main St., 563-5066
This week’s Bite is one of my favorites on the current menu at Oak Table for many reasons: It’s modern, light and Spanish-influenced, but at the top of the list, it’s a study in contrasts. Chef Nathan Moody's deceptively simple-looking presentation is centered around a pan-seared filet of blueline tilefish, a species with big, luxuriously soft flakes of meat. (I like big flakes and I cannot lie.) The dish is served with asparagus, which when I had it, was of the white variety — the veal of the vegetable world, as my high school biology teacher once called it. The contrast comes into the mix with the rest of the set: a smoky romesco sauce for the asparagus, juxtaposed with a bright and cool green gazpacho of apple, cucumber, lime, serrano peppers and cilantro. Successfully pulling off contrasts in texture and temperature within the same dish, while matching flavors and seasonality is no easy task. This week might be your last chance to check out this particular version of the dish, since blueline tilefish season is coming to a close, and the summer menu at Oak Table will be rolling away soon.— Jonathan Sharpe
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
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