It’s decorative gourd season, so the pumpkin spice is flowing throughout the Lowcountry — and one restaurant in Mount Pleasant wants to make the cinnamon-y, sweet experience ultra exclusive. For the price of a very used car, wine bar/dinner spot The Shellmore will upgrade any of its menu items to reflect the pumpkin spice season (see above photo). The $3,000 add-on is, of course, a joke, but the bartender confirmed to Eater that chef Eric Milley does indeed have the necessary ingredients in case any customers decide to splurge.
The recent menu of oysters, razor clams, dirty rice risotto, and steak tartare doesn’t really lend itself to a pumpkin infusion, but perhaps the apple and arugula salad with blue cheese and walnuts could be a good candidate.
For those looking to drop $3,000 on the spice, the I’on restaurant opens Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. — send a photo if it happens.