Michael Anthony's has, since its inception,
been instrumental in developing and promoting
unique culinary events here in the South Carolina
Lowcountry. This has led us to the formation of
programs we have offered that highlight the many
foods and wines of our Italian ethnic heritage as
well as many other well noted  culinary
regions of the world.

Over the years we have hosted many wine
maker dinners with very well known and
respected winery owners and winemakers such
as Koerner Rombauer, Ferdinando Frescobaldi,
Heidi Barrett, David Ramey and
David Miner among others.

Our familiar wine tastings in our specialty Italian
market have introduced many wine enthusiasts to
more esoteric and enjoyable wines. Our annual
events such as our Christmas Eve Feast of the
Seven Fishes and Winter Truffle Dinner have
become renowned and anticipated each year.

Upcoming Events
Listed Below
Now Celebrating 12 Years of Culinary Excellence!
For Additional Information
or to
Make a Reservation
for a Special Event Call
(843) 785-6272
Italian Wines for the Holidays!
Wine Tasting in The Market
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm
(all inclusive)

We invite you to an evening at our Chef’s Table for a Taste of Tuscany with Castello Banfi wines.  The Castello
Banfi estate, located in the heart of Tuscany in Montalcino, is internationally renowned for their dedication to
excellence in the art of Italian winemaking.    Experience the intimacy of our chef’s table where you will have a front
row seat as Executive Chef Chris Johnson prepares your meal just a few feet away in our farmhouse kitchen.  We
have selected four Banfi wines complemented by a menu of classic Tuscan dishes, each wine presented by your
own personal sommelier.  We hope you will join us for this evening celebrating the wonderful wines of Castello
Banfi.   Please make your reservation soon as this intimate experience is limited to ten people.


Gamberi alla Griglia con Risotto al Limone
Rosemary grilled shrimp with lemon risotto cake and roasted fennel puree
Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio

Gnocchi di Zucca con Crema di Porcini
Pumpkin gnocchi with porcini cream
Castello Banfi Cum Laude

Brasato alla Griglia, Cavalo, Fagioli e Farro
Grilled beef tenderloin with braised kale, cannellini beans and faro
Castello Banfi Summus

Cioccolato Fondente Torta Budino
Bittersweet chocolate pudding cake with whipped cream and fresh berries
Banfi Rosa Regale
The Wines of Castello Banfi
Four-Course Chef's Table
Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 6:30pm
(plus tax and gratuity)

Just in time for the start of the holiday season, we are tasting five Italian wines, one from each of the most
prominent wine-producing regions of Italy.  All of these wines are tasty and affordable and perfect to serve for your
Thanksgiving or Christmas celebrations, to take as hostess gifts for your holiday parties, or the perfect gift for the
wine lover on your list!  Each wine will be accompanied by a small plate antipasti prepared by Executive Chef
Chris Johnson.   Just drop into our Market between 4:30pm and 6:00pm (no reservation necessary), get a glass
and cozy up to the bar for a fun and informative tasting in a convivial atmosphere.  Drink some wine, have some
fun and do your shopping, all at the same time!  All the wines are in stock and available for purchase to take home
that evening.  The tasting does end promptly at 6:00pm so please allow enough time to enjoy all the food and wine.

Wines to be Tasted

Feudi San Gregorio Falanghina

Volpaia Chianti Classico

Umberto Cesari MOMA

Tenuta Sant’Antonio Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Monti Garbi

Vietti “Tre Vigne” Barbera d’Asti
Celebrating the White Truffle
Four-Course Wine Dinner
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:30pm
(plus tax and gratuity)

The highly anticipated truffle season is here!  The white truffle, a gastronomical object of desire, from Italy's
Piedmont region, is famous for its aroma and taste and is considered the “Holy Grail” for gourmands worldwide.  
From September until December the white truffle is harvested from its earthy home in the hills of the Langhe south
of Alba.  The white truffle is a hypogeum fungus, living entirely underground, ensconced among the roots of trees;
those among the oaks being the most sought after by the truffle hunters and their dogs.  For this special evening,
Executive Chef Chris Johnson will be preparing a four-course menu featuring white truffle in each decadent dish,
each complemented by a fine Italian wine.  We hope you will join us for this truly gourmet evening!


Vitello Tonnato
Thinly sliced veal drizzled with truffled tuna sauce, baby arugula, fresh white Alba truffle
Ferrari Perle

Agnolotti del Plin al Burro e Salvia
Pasta envelopes filled with braised meats, butter sage sauce, fresh white Alba truffle
Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti

Osso Buco di Cervo con Risotto al Tartufo Bianco
Venison osso buco braised with Barolo, white truffle risotto
Fontannafredda Serralunga d'Alba Barolo

Panna Cotta al Gianduia
Chocolate panna cotta, Langhe hazelnuts, white truffle honey, fresh berries
Castellare di Castellina Vin Santo
Feast of the Seven Fishes
BYOB Christmas Eve Family-Style Dinner
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 6:30pm
(plus tax and gratuity)
(this dinner is close to selling out - call soon to reserve!)

On December 24th, Italian families all over the world gather together for La Viglia di Natale - the Christmas vigil,
also called The Feast of the Seven Fishes. The Feast of the Seven Fishes reflects on the rich and varied history of
Italians and Italian Americans. As with many customs, it has evolved with each generation, but the Christmas Eve
Seven Fishes dinner remains an important part of Italian culture. By keeping this tradition each Christmas Eve,
Italians, and especially Italian Americans, remain close to their Italian heritage. Favored dishes vary from family to
family, but tonight we have an array of seafood that includes fresh fish, mussels, calamari, shrimp, clams and
crab.  There will be vegetables and pasta to round out your meal, and a beautiful display of sweets for dessert.  To
add to this festive evening, you are invited to bring your own bottles of favorite wines to enjoy with the dinner!


White Anchovies

Marinated Mushrooms

Roasted Olives



Mussels Marinara

Grilled Calamari, Green Beans and Baby Potatoes

Clam Fritters


Poached Atlantic Salmon with Dill Aioli

Shrimp, Escarole and Beans

Crabcakes with Julienned Vegetables

Garganelli with Vodka Sauce




Italian Christmas Cookies