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.

 

Tabbuli White Haute Nights

Hookah Me Up

Hookah Me Up

By Denise K James

Tabbuli Offers the Ultimate Flavor

There are times when you want a smoke with your drink, but you aren’t into cigarettes or cigars. There are also times when you’re wandering the streets of Charleston, searching for something new and different to do – maybe for yourself or for visitors from another town whom you’re trying to impress. In any of these cases, visit Tabbuli for the ultimate hookah experience.

Tabbuli Outdoor PatioThe outdoor patio at Tabbuli makes a great place to relax with one of their hookahs. Order one for the table and choose either a single mouthwatering flavor – strawberry, watermelon and mint to name just a few – or, create a combination. I recently brought my friend John to Tabbuli for a hookah and we tried a delectable mixture of melon and mango. It was so good that I didn’t want to end. And I kept tasting it hours later! Delicious.

For an even more tantalizing experience with the hookah, try the Ultimate Hookah, made with an entire fruit bottom of either watermelon, cantaloupe or pineapple, or one of the specialty flavors.

Cleverly named things like “I Just Mint You,” these concoctions, which the Tabbuli staff invented and prepare fresh for your table, include fruit flavors plus a shot of liquor in the bottom for an extra kick.

Fresh Hookah from TabbuliFor the full list of hookah flavors and special blends, visit Tabbuli at 6 North Market Street, near the cruise terminal. Your friendly server or bartender will assist you.

Talk about exhaling happiness.

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?

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Tabbuli has the best outdoor seating in town

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Tabbuli’s patio has undergone renovation in a few different stages, but it has been complete for several months.  Tabbuli offers the perfect spot to dine in downtown Charleston. Tabbuli’s spacious patio offers some of the best outdoor seating in downtown Charleston. There is plenty of room for large parties or events – from corporate gatherings to rehearsal dinners. Our large, outdoor covered bar is perfect for events or for happy hour, especially with our Flair bartenders and our upcoming raw bar. (Watch this blog for details on when the raw bar will be available!)

On the weekends, our patio features a great brunch, Bloody Mary bar and we are canine friendly.This weekend, we’ll be celebrating the Cooper River Bridge Run. Join us for an after-run party. Bring your runner number for a free surprise (sorry, I’ve been sworn to secrecy…). We’ll have great food, drinks and music to celebrate the Bridge Run and help kick off the weekend.

Come relax with us on the patio for one of the best outdoor dining experiences on the peninsula.

Tabbuli recognizes the staff and crew at Charleston Fashion Week

Tabbuli presents Charleston Fashion Week after party    Join us on Thursday, March 22 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. for Pay It Fashion Forward at Tabbuli. Come out and help us recognize and celebrate the staff and crew behind the most stylish event of the year, Charleston Fashion Week. Our after party is sponsored by Absolut and will be held on our amazing patio – the best outdoor dining location in downtown Charleston. Absolut will be featuring Grapevine Clear Cosmos. Tabbuli will have fabulous bites, cocktails and lots of pretty people – don’t miss it!

Plenty of healthful and vegan options on Tabbuli’s menu

Tabbuli menu offers vegetarian options  If you are looking for healthy, vegetarian or vegan options, have you taken a look at the new menu at Tabbuli? Chef Scott Vosburgh put a lot of thought into our new menu and has created fresh, appetizing menu items – many of which are suited to vegetarian or vegan diets.

Starting with our tapas, our vegetarian/vegan options are hummus, masabacha, babaghanoush, falafel, petrossian bruschetta, and Tabbuli’s Mediterranean dip. All of our salads – Jerusalem salad, Tabbuli, fattoush, grilled heart of romaine and tahini salad are all vegetarian friendly, as is our falafel pita.

Love dessert? Enjoy our baklava or our warm frangelico fosters (without the ice cream).

Have other special dietary concerns? We can help. Talk to your server or call us ahead of time to find out what modifications can be made to accommodate your diet. 843-628-5959.

Check out Tabbuli tonight for flair bartending & beautiful new menu items

Flair bartending at Tabbuli Charleston, SCTonight at Tabbuli join Aaron of Flair Bartending Charleston and Abram Boise of MTV fame. If you’re looking for dinner and a show, we’ve got you covered. Our beautiful patio dining will be in full swing this evening and we have patio heaters to ward off the chill this evening.

Our new menu is available and we’ve got some sneak peek photos of some of our new menu items. Check them out here first!

 

 

Sneak peek at new Tabbuli Grill menu items

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We shared recently that we would be announcing a new menu at Tabbuli. We are not quite ready to announce the whole menu, as Chefs Brett McKee, Eric Gaffin and Scott Vosburgh are still putting their finishing touches and preparing the kitchen for the new menu.

We do have some sneak peak photos from the weekend (in the slideshow), thanks to Chef Eric Gaffin/New Dream Photography. Eric captured several of our new dishes along with several beauty shots at Tabbuli. Stay tuned for the release of the full menu.

For now, we can give you this little hint- think Mediterranean + raw bar + tapas.