Mixson, a blossoming community that showcases sustainable living in the historic Park Circle district, continues its expansion with the highly anticipated opening of Básico. The restaurant is a modern take on a traditional taqueria and is located between Mixson Market and the Mixson Bath & Racquet Club, the Charleston area’s newest swim and social club. Both the restaurant and the Club are scheduled to open this summer.
“Mixson’s exciting new features and charming community environment make it the ideal location for Básico,” said operator and owner, Bryan Lewis. “Talented tastemakers combined with an innovative concept will make this local taqueria a breakthrough culinary destination.”
Leila Schardt and Italo Marino join Básico as co-executive chefs. Both have been part of the Charleston culinary scene for multiple years; Schardt began at Peninsula Grill and then joined Monza and Closed for Business as chef de cuisine where Marino was working as sous chef. The two met while studying at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and possess impressive culinary pedigrees: Marino cooked at Daniel under Daniel Boulud and at Ai Fiori with Michael White; Schardt cooked with Michael White at Alto and Marea. In addition Leila spent time in her native country Germany working Schloss Hotel Lerbach a three Michelin Star restaurant.
“Básico will allow us to be creative and structure a menu the way we have always wanted – a small, ever changing, menu in which we can utilize whole animals and create close relationships with our local farmers. We will be able to produce just about everything in house, including sausages, tortillas and hot sauces, as well as growing some of our own vegetables just outside the restaurant,” said Schardt and Marino. “We are excited to see the atmosphere and community that we can build around Básico.”
Básico is a full-service, 4,300-square-foot restaurant, open to the public. Its kitchen will service a full catering facility with rental space for meetings, receptions, dinners, weddings, showers and other festivities at Mixson Bath & Racquet Club. A private space within the restaurant will accommodate members, who also have the option to dine in an al fresco café setting near the pool or in the club. Members may also have their tasty taqueria fare served poolside or while relaxing in a cabana. Menu highlights will includetorta de cabesa, chorizo tacos, cochinita pibil, fresh garden salsas and house made ice creams. Básico will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday for brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to the restaurant, Mixson Bath & Racquet Club <http://mixsonbrc.com/> (MB&RC) will host a wellness center featuring yoga and personal training, bocce courts and event space. Membership to the private club is available to all Charleston residents. Designed by Lake Flato and decorated by Dominick Coyne, the family-friendly Club will feature a 3,000 square-foot heated, saltwater pool, changing facilities with showers and lockers and a screened porch, fire pit and private cabanas available for daily rental or event use. Just across the street, Mixson Market offers curated goods and quality provisions. The first shop of its kind in the area, the Market features gourmet coffee, artisanal sandwiches, craft beer and select wine as well as creative housewares and gifts.
Located in the historic Park Circle district of North Charleston, S.C., Mixson is a sustainable development that represents new urbanist design and a vibrant community landscape. Reflecting Jamestown’s key principles of sustainability and walkability, Mixson embodies quality craftsmanship, incorporating modern inspirations, traditional neighborhood concepts and green technologies throughout the streets, homes, parks and community spaces. The next development phase at Mixson is underway and includes multifamily units in a unique courtyard arrangement as well as the Mixson Bath & Racquet Club, a restaurant and swim/social club for Mixson residents and non-residents as well. For more information, visit www.mixson.com <http://www.mixson.com> .
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