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Sizzling Summer Celebration

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

When you think of Independence Day in the South, there's no doubt corn on the cob, pulled pork sandwiches, watermelon and tomatoes definitely come to mind. Circa 1886, the AAA Four Diamond, Mobil Four Star restaurant on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion, will put its own spin on these Southern summer staples at the Fourth Annual Sizzling Southern CelebrationCelebrate Independence Day in true Southern fashion with libations and delicacies hot off the grill, accompanied by live music. Afterward, guests head to the Wentworth Mansion Cupola with panoramic views of the city to watch Charleston’s fireworks display.

On the Sizzling Summer Celebration menu are butterbean bean salad with bacon and cracked pepper dressing; toasted coriander and benne seed coleslaw; watermelon and cucumber salad; Wadmalaw tomatoes with white balsamic emulsion; butter-poached corn on the cob; and grilled Mepkin Abbey oyster mushroom and Vidalia onions. For the main course, selections include mesquite-smoked pulled pork sandwiches with tangerine mustard barbecue sauce; crispy fried cornmeal crusted shrimp; or grilled Caribbean jerked organic chicken. As the finale, guests may choose from several desserts, such as red velvet cake; white chocolate mascarpone strawberry shortcake; blueberry cobbler with Tahitian vanilla ice cream; chocolate truffle pops; and confetti cookies.