Painting the Island PINK! For Breast Cancer Awareness

You might have noticed, but Charleston is a big supporter of Susan G. Komen, Lowcountry. All over town, stores and restaurants are painting their windows/displays pink in support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.   This is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.  Here out at Kiawah, we are painting our palates!

Salmon and Champaigne
Salmon with Butternut Squash Puree, Beet and Blue Cheese Risotto, Spiced Port Wine Reduction.

Feeling passionately motivated by this month’s awareness… Chef Jonathan Banta (of The Atlantic Room) and Chef Jason Rheinwald (of The Ocean Room) have teamed up to support pink!

“Breast cancer has had a huge impact on many of us at the Ocean Course,” Chef Banta explains.  “When given the chance to donate money from our Salmon dish to the Susan G. Komen Fund it made us super excited.  The color pink has become an inspiration to find a cure for this awful disease and we are honored to create a plate that will help do just that!”

“This is something that hits close to home for me,” says Chef Jason while we were brainstorming. “I believe in the importance of breast cancer awareness, and I hope we as The Ocean Room can contribute to that. We are excited to highlight our Atlantic Salmon dish as we are using beets here 5 different ways on this dish. Raw, roasted, pickled, beet gastrique, micro beet garnish.”

Seared Salmon
Seared Atlantic Salmon with parsnip puree, tasting of beets, arugula and beet gastrique.

Visiting Kiawah soon and want to find out how you can be a part of the PINK movement? Simply order one of these delicious dishes at either The Atlantic Room or The Ocean Room and Kiawah Island Golf Resort will donate $3 to Susan G. Komen, Lowcountry!  Feel like coming out to the island for a beverage?  Both The Atlantic Room and Ryder Cup Bar at The Ocean Course are also donating $1 for every glass of Sparkling Roederer Estate Rose or “Skinny” Cocktail sold.  Help us paint the island PINK!