Cabana bar The Getaway flings open the doors of 541 King St. today. The project from restaurateur/beverage director Genevieve Mashburn and former Warehouse chef Emily Hahn will bring a bit of South American flavor to Upper King.
The team hasn’t revealed the menu yet, but in an interview with Charleston City Paper, Mashburn hints at the drinks, listing classics like the pisco sour, sangria, and the caipirinha.
On its website, The Getaway describes itself as a paladar, which is a term for privately owned eateries in Cuba serving home-cooked meals. Before joining Warehouse, Hahn specialized in empanadas as the Empanada Mamma. A paladar hints that those doughy pockets of deliciousness may be making a comeback to downtown Charleston today. From an Instagram comment, full of emojis, from Hahn, it appears the menu will offer a pot of food, flan, shrimp, coconut, and tropical drinks — though, probably more intricate than the tiny illustrations.
The Getaway opens at 4 p.m. today with food and drinks to transport patron to South America.
• More Details on Forthcoming South American-Inspired Cabana Bar [CP]
• The Getaway [Official]
• Empanada Mamma [Facebook]