Gwen Fowler



A restaurant pops up in Greenville

Posted 2/4/2014 4:26:00 PM

In Greenville, there is a different choice for a special Valentine meal this year. A pop-up restaurant called Cellar 912 will be serving a four-course wine dinner Feb. 13-15.

Chef Peter Collins of Chef 360 will create a meal to be served at the Old Cigar Warehouse, one of downtown Greenville’s oldest buildings and now an event venue.

Pop-up dinners have been increasingly popular in recent years in large cities, but few have sprung up in South Carolina. The Cellar 912 website says this will be the Upstate’s first.

Here’s what Collins is serving at four seatings on each of the three days:

* An appetizer to share of seared tuna in English cucumber with kimchi and hummus with flat breads, olives topped with feta cheese and served with veggie chips.

* A second course of winter greens with roasted garlic Roma and grilled veggies, or a roasted corn and green chili soup crème fraiche.

* Your choice from three entrees: bourbon ginger fire-roasted salmon with a blood orange balsamic drizzle; roast filet of beef; chicken country captain served on tomato, peppers and dried fruit.

* Dessert choices of double chocolate bunt-melba or fried cheesecake with cinnamon whipped cream.

Wine is served with each course, and the price is $50 per person.

Collins is the owner of Chef 360, a catering service, and also teaching cooking classes.

The Old Cigar Warehouse, built in 1882, is across from Fluor Field in the West End. It once served as a warehouse for cigars and cotton.