Starting this afternoon, Charleston has a jam-packedÂ weekend of Halloween eventsÂ on its schedule.Â With a city full of college kids, it might be tempting to keep the party moving throughÂ next week.Â The harsh reality?Â Some of usÂ must leave the costumes and craziness behind toÂ button back up for a new work week.Â Â That 9 am meetingÂ comes way too early.Â Amen StreetÂ makes the perfect spotÂ forÂ a sweet,Â low-key HalloweenÂ night. Costumes encouraged.
I personally cannot think of a better place to fall into a sugar-induced Halloween coma than Amen Street. Of course, you can always stop in for fresh seafood any day of the week, but their dessertsÂ and wine pairings are insanely good for this special occasion.
I dream aboutÂ Amen’s Berry Bread Pudding.Â It’s so rich and delicious it could actually be a meal itself.
Chef OllardÂ just dreamed up new desserts, featured on Amen Street’sÂ daily special menu.Â If you’re lucky, you can still get a slice of his Coconut Cream Pie-Â served with ChantillyÂ Cream and Raspberry Coulis. So delicious!Â Laura Lovisone, Amen’s GeneralÂ Manager and her awesome staff can suggest the perfectÂ wines to round it allÂ out.
If you’d rather drink some sweetness, or need some hair of the dog,Â try Grandma’s Milk and Cookies Martini, layered withÂ Godiva Chocolate Liquor, Gran Marnier, Kahlua, Milk . Or sip on aÂ glass ofÂ Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale. Amen’s bartenders are always pouring decadent dessert drinks and festive seasonal beers.
Happy Halloween, Charleston!