We started with the Poutine, Nose Dive's take on the Canadian version of french fries. The dish consisted of thick-cut braised potatoes cooked in duck fat topped with a duck gravy and cheese curds. Once our server described the dish in detail, Mr. T claimed "I would eat my foot if it were battered and fried in duck fat", so naturally with that conviction we ordered it. The pairings we chose for this were the Al Verdi Pinot Grigio and Westbrook IPA.
For our main course I had the Vietnamese Banh Mi (not on the Restaurant Week Menu). This light, sweet, and crisp sandwich is served on a French roll with chari siu pork, pickled vegetables, cilantro, and thinly sliced jalapenos that add just the right amount of heat.
After our entrees we were full, but of course I didn't stop there. I wanted to get another glass of wine so getting a dessert to pair it with for only $4 more was a no brainer. We ordered the Dark Chocolate Candied Bacon Brownie, and it was amazing.
The warm brownie was topped with a house-made American Honey Bourbon Ice Cream that was equally phenomenal. So we got all of this with wine and beer pairings for about $40, pretty good right? I hope y'all have taken advantage of SC Restaurant Week deals, too! It's a great way to support local restaurants in their slowest season, and a fabulous deal too!