The trio behind forthcoming Chasing Sage, which has been described as an “herb-forward” new American restaurant, is giving Charleston the chance to sample their offerings through a four-part pop-up series. Last month, chefs Walter Edward and Forrest Brunton took over the kitchen at Babas on Cannon, and the second installment of the series will take place this Saturday, September 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Daily.
Restaurateurs Walter and Cindy Edward decided to switch coasts after living in Seattle, and they asked Brunton to join them to help start the new Rutledge Avenue restaurant. The Edwards chose Charleston in part because of Cindy’s family roots which date back to the 1770s. Since their return, Cindy has cleared three acres of land on her family farm, called The Farm at Smoaks, and she plans to eventually supply the restaurant with fruits and vegetables she harvests there.
This Saturday, guests can expect a fall-inspired menu with dishes like artichoke and basil pâte with Chasing Sage Cheez-Its and chanterelle mushrooms with young squashes and beet latkes. The entire service will mirror the ever changing seasonal approach guests can expect at the restaurant, which will open before the end of 2019.