Chef Orlando Pagán joins Sean Brock’s Gilded Age-inspired restaurant McCrady’s Tavern as the new chef de cuisine. Previously, Justin Cherry held the position. Pagán recently led as executive chef at Michelin-starred, San Francisco-based restaurant The Village Pub. He also worked at Restaurant Gary Danko, Silks, Ame, State Bird Provisions, Aziza, and Spruce. Pagán, originally from Puerto Rico, earned his culinary degree from Johnson & Wales in North Miami.
Since opening in August, McCrady’s Tavern has nestled in easily into the Charleston culinary community with a five-star review from The Post and Courier critic Hanna Raskin:
... the restaurant comes across as a whole lot of fun: Escargot is tucked into a hollowed-out marrow bone stood up like a Doric column. Caviar is served with tater tots. You won’t get more wit for your dollar anywhere else in town.
The praise from Charleston Magazine.
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• Review: McCrady’s Tavern [CM]