Monthly Archives : May 2014

June Live Music

School’s out. Summer’s in. That means longer days and nights to enjoy the sights and sounds of June at Hotel Domestique. Throughout the summer we will be celebrating with a series of live music acts every Thursday evening. We have assembled an eclectic group of artists, including a little something for everyone. In addition to our eclectic and talented mix of performers, Hotel Domestique offers the perfect setting to spend an summer evening with family and friends—enjoying a glass of wine under the stars with music serenading the nighttime sky.

June Music Lineup



Thursday June 5 & Thursday June 26: Spencer Rush
Spencer Rush is a solo Guitarist/Vocalist from SC and local favorite in the Upstate. He has been playing music professionally for 15 years, and has travelled all over the country, playing at colleges, corporate events, weddings, and nightclubs. He has also toured with such notable acts as Edwin McCain, Vertical Horizon, and Hootie & the Blowfish. Currently he performs over 250 times a year, performing a variety of cover songs from bands such as Kings of Leon, Frank Sinatra, Country, R&B, current hits, and classic tunes.



Thursday June 12: Charles Hedgepath
Charles is a talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has mastered virtually every musical form: jazz, folk, funk, western swing, country, bluegrass, and more. He is known as a “musician’s muscician,” having played with the likes of Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit), Bobby Lee Rogers (The Code Talkers), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), and Ike Stubblefield. He is also a member of the bands The Work and The Bad Popes.



Thursday June 19: Kelly Jo Connect
A native of the Upstate, Kelly Jo is has become a musical staple in the area, recognized for her soulful vocals, percussive guitar playing, and entertaining mix of unique cover songs and popular originals. With her band, Kelly Jo Connect, she has garnered national recognition from Vinyl District (D.C. area) and well-known Nashville producer Kent Wells.


Spanish and Italian Beers

In culinary circles Spain and Italy are known primarily for their vintage wines and rich, flavorful cuisine. In recent years, however, the craft beer movement in Spain and Italy has produced fine, distinct ales, pilsners, wheats, and lagers that are prepared with the same passion and craftsmanship that make them appealing to a variety of tastes and preferences. On Wednesday, June 18 Aleph Wines & Beers will be at Restaurant 17 to showcase 5 select beers from various regions in Spain and Italy—everything from well balanced golden and wheat beers from Spain, to unique Italian ales brewed with chestnuts. We will also be talking about the growing beer culture in specific regions of Spain and Italy, and discussing its impact locally, regionally, and around the globe.


Wednesday, June 18th, 6:00 PM

$25 per person
This is a limited seating event; please contact us today to reserve your spot:
(864) 516-1254


Dark Corner Distillery

King Cotton. Red Clay Hills. And Moonshine Mash. These are three of the sacred cornerstones of upcountry history and on Wednesday, June 11, we will be hoisting a glass—or perhaps jar—to the latter. The popular Dark Corner Distillery, located on Main Street Greenville, will be here with a sampling of their distinctly tasteful, and perfectly legal, “Hillbilly Pop,” also known as the World’s Best Moonshine. Dark Corner’s heritage draws from the Glassy Mountain Township of Greenville County, where pioneers and settlers brought homemade spirits to the good folks of the region. Some still refer to it as the “Pinetop of the people.” Whatever you call it, you’ll have an opportunity to taste and savor this backwoods southern craft on June 11. NOTE: Bring a chauffer if you plan on settling in for a spell.


Wednesday, June 11th, 4:30PM – 6:30PM

$25 per person
This is a limited seating event; please contact us today to reserve your spot:
(864) 516-1254


Wines of Greece

It is fitting that we kick off our first June tasting with one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world: Ancient Greece. Winemaking can be traced back 6,500 years on the Greek Isles, and evidence suggests it is the first place in which grapes were crushed to produce the blessed nectar of the gods (and man). Wine was used for a number of purposes in ancient days, including medicinal. For our purposes, of course, we will be celebrating taste—and treating diners to a number distinctive vintages and varietals. Be sure to join us for what promises to be a festive evening at Restaurant 17.


Wednesday, June 4th, 6:00 PM


$25 per person
This is a limited seating event; please contact us today to reserve your spot:
(864) 516-1254


A taste of the Mediterranean

Mediterranean (especially Greek) cuisine has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. In fact, the Sicilian poet Archestratos is credited with writing the first cookbook around 320 B.C. Since then, the culinary evolution of Mediterranean cookery has undergone an explosion of cultural, geographical, and climactic influences that have made it as diverse and interesting as the people who created it. Chef Adam Cooke will take us on a scintillating tour of this vast culinary landscape, focusing on the following regions:


Tuesday 6/3: Morocco

Tuesday 6/10: Greece

Tuesday 6/17: Turkey

Tuesday 6/24: Cyprus

First Course (To share for the table)
Halloumi, Toasted Cheese
Skordalia, Garlicy Potato Dip
Olive Bread
Charred Pork Tenderloin

Entree Choices
Calamari filled with Rice scented with Cumin and Clove and served with Summer Vegetables

Pork Souvlaki with Grilled Lemons and Fried Garlic Bread

Pourgouri: Braised Chicken with Vermacelli, Cracked Wheat and toasted Onion with Fresh Tomato and Cucumber

Red Porgi with Okra, Tomato and Rice, Dill and Orange

Dessert
Tourva: Soft Coconut Cake with Sesame and Bananas


Be sure to join Restaurant 17 on Tuesday nights in June for a taste of the Mediterranean in own backyard. Kalí óreksi!

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Music is in the air at Hotel Domestique

Now that spring has officially arrived in the Carolina Mountains, Nature is in full song. And so are we. We are celebrating the season with a series of live music acts every Thursday evening in May. No matter what your preference in music we have tried to include a little something for everyone. In addition to our eclectic and talented mix of performers, Hotel Domestique and Restaurant 17 offer the perfect setting to spend an evening with family and friends—enjoying a glass of wine under the stars with music serenading the nighttime sky.

May Music Lineup



Thursday May 8: The Marcadamia Nuts
The Marcadamia Nuts are Dr. Adam McFarlane (piano) and Marc Gwinn (guitar, vocals)—40% of The Sound Committee a popular Upstate Party band. The entertaining duo has played on stages all over the world, delighting crowds with a wide range of genres and eras: from the 30’s all the way up to present day.



Thursday May 15: Kelly Jo Connect
A native of the Upstate, Kelly Jo is has become a musical staple in the area, recognized for her soulful vocals, percussive guitar playing, and entertaining mix of unique cover songs and popular originals. With her band, Kelly Jo Connect, she has garnered national recognition from Vinyl District (D.C. area) and well-known Nashville producer Kent Wells.



Thursday May 22: Darby Wilcox
The legend of Darby Wilcox begins many years ago deep in the wilderness, where she was raised by a pack of wolves until the age of seven. She spent many an evening as a child howling at the moon, which in fact, she still does today…albeit with the accompaniment of various instrumentation: guitar, ukulele, harmonica, even a kazoo. She is a soulful singer and storyteller, and her influences include: Cat Power, Beck, Elliot Smith, Bjork, Velvet Underground (R.I.P. Lou), Wilco, and more.



Thursday May 29: Charles Hedgepath
Charles is a talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has mastered virtually every musical form: jazz, folk, funk, western swing, country, bluegrass, and more. He is known as a “musician’s muscician,” having played with the likes of Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit), Bobby Lee Rogers (The Code Talkers), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), and Ike Stubblefield. He is also a member of the bands The Work and The Bad Popes.

Giro d’Italia

To celebrate the 97th edition of the Giro d’Italia, which runs from May 9 – June 1, Restaurant 17 is giving guests a Savory Tour of Italy every Tuesday night in May, beginning May 6. Italian cuisine has a long, storied history—like the Giro race itself—and is characterized by subtlety, variety, and regional influence. Chef Adam Cooke has personally selected four distinct regions in Italy that, collectively, give a delightfully sweeping introduction to this culinary-rich country. The regions include:


Tuesday 5/6: Puglia

Tuesday 5/13: Abruzzo

Tuesday 5/20: Emilia-Romagna

Tuesday 5/27: Trentino Alto Adige

Featured Entree Choices:

Pork with spaetzle, peas and mostarda

Potato dumplings with braised chicken and mushrooms

Truffled polenta with cauliflower and poached egg


Be sure to join Restaurant 17 on Tuesday nights in May. This will be a savory tour that appeals to every palate. Buon appetito!

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Spring Bouquets

We’re delighted to present a special Bubbles Tasting Wednesday, May 7 at Restaurant 17, that will feature select premium sparkling Rosé wines, including:


Chandon’s étoile Rosé
&
Moët and Chandon Rosé Imperial


Chandon’s étoile Rosé is considered the finest sparkling Rosé in America. While the selection of Rosé Imperial presents a spontaneous, romantic expression of the Moët & Chandon style—distinguished by it’s bright fruitiness, seductive palate, and elegant maturity.

$30 per person
This is a limited seating event; please contact us today to reserve your spot:
(864) 516-1254