Monthly Archives : June 2014

Celebrating Le Tour / Belgium, Beer & Bikes
Belgium, Beer & Bikes

Wednesday, July 9 marks the 5th Stage of this yearss Tour de France. It begins in Ypres, Belgium, and traverses the infamous “Pave du Nord” cobbles before crossing into the territory of Paris-Roubaix. The cobbles—and this stage specifically—has always been a favorite of George Hincapie’s during his cycling career. We will celebrate the route with Belgian beer, a big-screen viewing, and a ride with Big George.

Ride with George

Tour de France Viewing Party
Stage 5 Ypres / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut
/ $20 in advance ( by phone only – (864) 516-1254 )
/ $25 at door
/ Food Included
/ Cash Bar featuring Belgian Lambic and Sour beers
/ Book signing with George – Books will be available for purchase

Join us for this epic celebration on July 9th at Hotel Domestique!

Visit the event page on Facebook for more details and up-to-date info.

Le Tour on Tuesdays

July: A Culinary Tour de France

We have a savory treat in store for diners this month. In honor of the month-long Tour de France, Chef Adam Cooke will be featuring the culinary delights specific to several regions featured in this year’s epic bike race. As the Tour traverses mile after mile of French towns and countryside, Restaurant 17 will be highlighting many dishes that have become distinct local favorites. Our culinary tour begins in the region of Rennes on July 1 and winds its way over hill and dale until concluding triumphantly in Paris on July 29. Chef Adam and his team have been hard at work finalizing the menu and, suffice it to say, this is one culinary tour in which you’ll want to make every tasty stage.

Tuesday 7/1: Rennes

Tuesday 7/8: Lille

Tuesday 7/15: Besancon

Tuesday 7/22: Bagneres-de-Luchon

Tuesday 7/29: Paris

Be sure to join Restaurant 17 on Tuesday nights throughout July for a unique and savory taste of French cuisine.

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Ride with some fast company

Experience Domestique Camp: August 24-28, 2014

Strap your helmet on for an incredible experience—and an absolutely amazing week. This will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to ride not only with Big George, but a couple of fellow countrymen and cycling champions: Christian Van Velde & Craig Lewis. Not only are these two of the biggest American names in the sport of cycling, they are great individuals and a true inspiration to any cyclist, regardless of age or experience.

Two of cycling’s greats
Christian is a Tour de France veteran and long-time teammate and friend of George Hincapie. In 2012 he won the USA Pro Cycling Championship and is highly regarded among elite cyclist for his work ethic and determination. Craig is a native of South Carolina and was an understudy to George early in his career. During his professional career, that spanned from 2007-2013, Craig raced throughout Europe and the United States, winning numerous criterium and road races, as well as the 2011 Giro de Italia Team Time Trial and a stage of the 2012 Tour de Beauc.

Sign Up Today for the August XD Camp
Spots for this special edition XD camp are limited, and filling up fast. This is a rare opportunity to ride alongside three of cycling’s greats and listen to their stories about the Tour, and get training tips as well.

Don’t let this impressive peloton pass you by. Contact us today to sign up: 864.516.1715

The art of Éclairs

Ever wonder what goes into the magical éclairs found at Café 17? Chef de Cuisine and Pastry Chef Adjrche Channing gives a step-by-step look at how he creates these perfectly delightful french pastries.

Café 17 is open daily from 7AM until 3PM. Stop by for an éclair (or two) along with a classic espresso drink or brewed coffee.

A Taste of Greece | Tuesday, June 10

Mediterranean month continues at Restaurant 17 on Tuesday, June 10 as we present our next in a series of delicious Pre-fixe theme dinners: Greece. While most Americans are, of course, acquainted with some form of “Americanized” Greek food—gyros, spanakopita, baklava, and the like—many may not be aware of the diversity and variety of cultural influences, and hence spices and flavors, that have shaped Greek dishes for centuries, going all the way back to B.C. times. Chef Adam has conceived a delightfully eclectic menu to give diners a little of the unexpected, along with a few traditional favorites. The fact that Greek cuisine is largely olive-oil based and vegetable forward, gives Adam an opportunity to “play” in a sacred arena (or Parthenon) that he is well acquainted with. We hope you will join us, as we embark on another declicious journey through the Mediterranean. 

A Taste of Greece

Tuesday, June 10

Feta, peas, red onion, olives, cucumber

Skordalia, fried fish and squid fritters with spicy garlic dip

Grilled Lamb Kroketes, fried zucchini, tatziki sauce, fresh cucumber 

Grilled whole fish over lemon, parsley and potato salad – serves 2

Baked Eggplant with artichoke, olives, chickpeas and lemon yoghurt sauce 

Fried doughnut, with cinnamon, figs, honey, almonds