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Cooking School at Wild Common

This year, Mother's Day was extra special. I got to take my mom (#momeatscharleston) out for a truly unique dining experience. Every Wednesday, Wild Common's Cooking School offers the opportunity to watch the chefs at work as they prepare a 4 course tasting menu.

We started outside in the courtyard for some "bites" which included roasted oysters, steam buns filled with Korean BBQ duck, and returned to the chef's table for some agedashi tofu with mushroom dashi.

We then watched Chef Orlando Pagan as he prepared the first course: Seared Diver Scallops. He walked us through the seasonal ingredients he was using and demonstrated how to get the perfect sear.

The main course included bread, an "Everything" Pain de Mie, and a Dry-Aged New York Strip. The strip was first cooked sous vide to reach the perfect temperature and then finished in the pan.

And for dessert, a Grits Cake "Tres Leches," topped with salted caramel popcorn, caramel-bourbon ice cream, and crunchy black sesame tulle.

Each course had a wine pairing, and although I couldn't partake, my mom said the pairings were excellent! I enjoyed a grapefruit mocktail so I wasn't left out, don't worry :)

This was definitely a Mother's Day that we will always remember - and I definitely recommend checking out Wild Common for your next special occasion!

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