Back when we opened the bookstore, we reached out to our friends for support. One great big friend appeared, as he did in so many literary lives, in the form of Mr. Pat Conroy. We hosted our very first sit-down supper with him and his wife Sandra in celebration of our long shared love of stories, and our new beginnings at M. Judson. Chef Teryi Youngblood of Passerelle crafted a menu inspired by Pat's books, and he said brilliant, insightful, inspiring things. It was an evening to end all evenings.
When we lost Pat Conroy last spring, we lost a great big bear hug in Southern letters, and we miss him. But there are some folks down in Beaufort pulling together in his name. The Pat Conroy Literary Center will be a gathering place for writers, readers and lovers of books for generations, and here at M. Judson, we want to give something back to the great man's legacy.
Please join us Sunday, October 30 for a reprise of our very first sit-down supper, in honor of Pat Conroy. Tickets will include a copy of Pat's last memoir, hot off the press, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life, and a portion of all proceeds will go to support PCLC.
Tickets are $100
First Course: Field Pea Salad, with heirloom tomatoes, jalapeño, Benton’s bacon and pickled okra
Second Course: Lemon Risotto, with white truffle oil, burgundy truffle shavings, Parmesan, arugula
Third Course: Charleston Shrimp and Crab Stuffed trout, with broccoli rabe, blood orange vinaigrette
Dessert: Pat King’s Pound Cake and Curried Fruit