LISA SHELDON NAMED EXECUTIVE CHEF OF TABBULI

Executive Chef Lisa SheldonLisa Sheldon has been named executive chef of Tabbuli, a Mediterranean eatery and hookah lounge with locations on Market Street in downtown Charleston and Savannah Highway in West Ashley. Chef Lisa brings more than two decades of experience to Tabbuli, recently relocating from the New York area.

“We are delighted to welcome Chef Lisa to the Charleston Hospitality Group family of restaurants,” said Founder and CEO Sam Mustafa. “Utilizing my family’s beloved recipes, she has turned our vision of what Tabbuli’s culinary experience should be into a reality.”

After working in the Chautauqua area of New York for 13 years, Chef Lisa and her husband Keith, also a chef, decided to trade snow for a southern lifestyle and settled in Charleston. While enjoying breakfast at Toast, one of Tabbuli’s sister restaurants, they struck up a conversation with a server who led them to Sam Mustafa. Chef Lisa’s husband now helms the kitchen at Eli’s Table, also part of the restaurant group, which offers a creative twist on Lowcountry and Continental classics.

“I’m thrilled to join an outstanding team and bring my passion to the Tabbuli kitchen downtown and in the up-and-coming neighborhood of West Ashley,” shares Chef Lisa. “By sticking to fresh, locally sourced ingredients, we’ve been able to craft a dynamic menu that is sure to please the most discerning of palates in fun, casual atmosphere.”

Although Mediterranean cuisine has never been a focus of Chef Lisa’s background, it was a Mediterranean cruise that first led her to the culinary arts. A native of Pittsburgh, she had hopes of becoming a pharmacist, nearly accepting a softball scholarship to a Division I college. However, following a family cruise, Lisa’s eyes and palate were opened in a life-changing way. She eventually enrolled at Johnson & Wales in Providence, R.I. where she was a stand out on its Division III softball team.

After graduating from Johnson & Wales with a degree in baking & pastry arts, Chef Lisa began her career at the Sheraton Minneapolis Metrodome, where she was offered an internship. She later transferred to the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua, New York, where she worked for 11 years, beginning as a pastry chef before being promoted to executive chef. Chef Lisa later served as executive chef for Chautauqua Suites before heading up the kitchen at Andriaccio’s Italian Restaurant, a landmark in Chautauqua.

 

White Haute Nights is back at Tabbuli

White Haute Nights is BACK!!  Tabbuli’s chic and stylish patio will be heating up the Holy City on Thursdays in February and March with White Haute Nights.
People come to Tabbuli because of its hip and fun style along with the best Mediterranean food and award winning cocktails in Charleston.  Models will be showing off the latest fashion from local boutiques and designers; with makeup and hair design by MOD Beaute and styling by Alexandra Styles.  This is South Beach style in a big way!

Alexandra Munzel has styled A-List celebrities for the Oscars and the Golden Globe Awards, and has worked with magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.  Alexandra will dazzle you with her creativity.  In short, you will be blown away by what she has planned for White Haute Nights.

Tabbuli is located in downtown Charleston, SC; the top tourist destination in America! For a night of Food, Fashion and Cocktails, Tabbuli and White Haute Nights is the “Hautes” place to be on Thursdays.

 

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Ring in the New Year with a bang at Tabbuli

Come help us bring back the roaring 20’s at Tabbuli for NYE.  Dress your best because we will have a best dressed contest along with live jazz music all night long.  We will also be featuring performances by some of the finest drag entertainers around with special guest Miss National 2002 Martina Diamante.  The party starts at 8pm.  Check out our Facebook for details.

Purchase your tickets today at our website!

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Light Up the Night | Independence Day at Tabbuli

Tabbuli July 4th Celebration

Some people go out of town for the Fourth of July. It’s obvious, however, that those people don’t live in Charleston. The Holy City is the sort of place where people want to spend holidays and vacations, and if you’re lucky enough to be in the area this Independence Day and not stuck at your great-aunt’s country house, head to Tabbuli for a fantastic party on our patio, where every day and every night is a celebration of freedom!

Our theme this year is “Light Up the Night,” and festivities will be in conjunction with the Market Street Saloon, another great Charleston Hospitality Group restaurant.

Get your VIP wristband at Tabbuli, starting at 4 p.m., and you’ll receive special access to the Saloon all night! Enjoy food and drink specials on the patio, including our Red, White and Blue Painkillahs, back by popular demand for the festivities!

And there is no better place in town than Tabbuli for watching the fireworks at Patriot’s Point, one of the best shows in the Lowcountry.

Happy Independence Day from all of us at Tabbuli!

White Haute Nights

Come join us for the second White Haute Nights of the season on Friday, July 20, starting at 7 pm!Image

Tabbuli’s chic and stylish patio is heating up with White Haute Nights!  Come join us Friday, July 20, and enjoy sipping on specialty cocktails while you embrace designs from V2V and the styling of Alexandra Styles.

We’ll be bringing a South Beach vibe to downtown Charleston for this night of fresh Mediterranean-inspired fare, drinks, fashion and fun.

Don’t miss the party!  RSVP now!

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Did you miss the last White Haute Nights on June 29?

Check out what the Charleston community thinks:

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Pet Helpers on the Patio!

One of the things we love about our restaurant is the fact that our guests can bring their four-legged friends with them when they dine on the patio! We love seeing our furry Lowcountry pals relaxing outdoors as their owners unwind with a delicious meal.

Feeling left out because you don’t have a dog of your own to tag along? Don’t worry, our friends from Pet Helpers are heading over on Saturday from 1-5pm, and they’re bringing a few very special dogs and cats that are looking for homes.

Along with a few food and drink specials, Pet Helpers will be available to answer any questions you may have about adopting.

So, spread the word and tell your friends! Let’s help our wonderful friends at Pet Helpers!