There were rumors and whispers, but it was finally announced today, the exact culinary group that brought upstanding Italian fare to Johns Island will do the same for Sullivan's Island. Chef Jacques Larson and the Wild Olive Restaurant Group will open The Obstinate Daughter on Middle Street in January 2014. The name is borrowed from a Revolutionary War political cartoon.
The focus will be on wood-fired pizzas, small plates and a raw bar. Eater has heard other speculations that a gelato space might be involved, and perhaps a prominent King Street chef would hop over to the project, but these were not confirmed by the press release.
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Executive Chef Jacques Larson and the Wild Olive Restaurant Group are excited to announce plans to open The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan's Island in January, 2014.
A wood-fired oven restaurant with coastal, lowcountry and Italian influences, The Obstinate Daughter will feature pizzas, pastas, small plates and a raw bar. Executive Chef Jacques Larson is developing the menu and will lead the kitchen, but will also continue to oversee the kitchen at Wild Olive on Johns Island.
The Team behind The Obstinate Daughter is creating an environment that will fit the island locale, be decidedly casual and fun, yet keep the high standards of cuisine for which Chef Larson has become known.
The name, The Obstinate Daughter, is a nod to the rich history of Sullivan's Island during the Revolutionary War. On June 28, 1776, Fort Sullivan, under the command of Colonel William Moultrie, was successfully defended against the British fleet in their failed attempt to capture the city of Charleston. The American victory led a political cartoonist in London to create a piece titled "Miss Carolina Sulivan, one of the obstinate daughters of America, 1776." This political cartoon and the significance of The Battle of Sullivan's Island is the inspiration for the restaurant's name.
The Obstinate Daughter is currently hiring and accepting applications at www.theobstinatedaughter.com
The restaurant will be open 7 days a week, initially for dinner, with plans to be open for brunch and lunch service at a later date.
· Juicy Rumors about the Wild Olive Project on Sullivan's [-ECHS-]
· The Obstinate Daughter [Official]
· Kinsey_Gidick [Twitter]
[Photo: The Obstinate Daughter]