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A Valentine’s Day Dessert for Two

February is one of our favorite months—the month of love!
At Southern Way, we have the honor of catering so many special occasions that revolve around love from wedding receptions to anniversary celebrations. We have the unique opportunity to be there on some of the biggest, most joyful moments in your life. Behind all of those weddings and anniversaries are hundreds of Valentine’s Day celebrations where you make special plans for one-on-one time with your significant other like romantic dinners out, weekend getaways, or a day date at the spa.

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day with this year? Surprise your date this year with a decadent dessert. Spend an evening together in the kitchen creating a new, fun Valentine’s Day memory that you can add to your love story.

Chocolate Chip Sundaes for Two 


  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. shortening
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. fine salt
  • 1/8 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Ice cream, for serving
  • Chocolate syrup, for serving
  • Sprinkles, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and lightly grease 2 mini 4” cast iron skillets or 1 mini 6” cast iron skillet.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together. Beat very well, about 45 seconds. Add the egg yolk and vanilla, and beat until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and add it in 2 batches to the creamed butter, beating just to combine.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips. Press the dough into the skillets and press it evenly flat. Bake for 19-21 minutes, until the middle is slightly underdone (it will set up as it cools).
  5. Serve the cookies warm topped with ice cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles.
  6. Enjoy!

Gather With Us at The Table

Our inaugural The Table dinner was a wonderful success, and we’re grateful for everyone that came out to join us at the table! It was an evening full of conversation, great food, and new friends as we came together to raise money for a local nonprofit. We were thrilled that thanks to everyone’s participation and donations, we were able to raise $2,477.89 for Camp Cole!
Joshua and Aaron of Joshua Aaron Photography did an amazing job capturing the beauty of the evening out at The Millstone at Adams Pond.

If you missed the opportunity to dine with us this past September, you’ll want to make plans to join us for our Winter Edition.
Friday, January 25th, 2019

City Market

Welcome Reception – 6:30pm

Dinner – 7pm

This dinner will benefit Homeless No More, a local nonprofit that works to support homeless and at-risk families through services and environments that help maximize their potential and move them toward independent living. They help families in crisis quickly access the support services they need and they operate St. Lawrence Place, which provides support services, life skills training, and up to two years of transitional housing for families experiencing homelessness.
The menu for the evening has been carefully curated by our Executive Chef Michael Stuckey and our Chef de Cuisine, Patrick Weller. The evening begins with a Welcome Reception from 6:30pm until 7pm where you’ll enjoy a glass of champagne along with Mini Aged Cheddar Doughnuts with Pimento Cheese Glaze and Fried Oysters. From there, your tastebuds will continue to be delighted with a savory four course menu:
1st Course – Egg Yolk Ravioli, Butter Beans, Roasted Corn Dashi, Spinach, and House-Made Bacon

2nd Course – Seared Scallops, Warm Bibb Lettuce, Picked Mustard Seeds, Black Garlic, Dried Persimmon, and Pecan Dust

3rd Course – Lamb en Croute stuffed with Walnut Dukka, Mushroom, Coconut Cream, Cocoa-Cauliflower Puree, and Fried Sweet Potatoes

4th Course (by Ally & Eloise Bakeshop ) – Spiced Pear Cake with Poached Pears and Caramel Anglaise
Won’t you join us? Tickets for the event are $125/person and are available for purchase here.

The second edition of our The Table pop up dinner series is sponsored by:

Venue: City Market Place 

Design & Décor: Melanie Murphy at By Invitation Only… Event Planning & Design Rentals: Crisp Event Rentals 

Photography: Joshua Aaron Photography 

Dessert: Ally & Eloise Bakeshop 

Menu Cards: ByFarr Design 

We’re Ready to Serve You in 2019!

If you’re planning a wedding in Columbia for 2019, you should plan to come out to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Sunday, January 6th, for the Bride City Bridal Show! This show features dozens of local vendors ranging from caterers to photographers, venues, DJs, and more. It’s an afternoon where you have the opportunity to come and talk with incredible people and businesses that want to make your wedding day—and all of the events and details surrounding it—even better than you had ever imagined.

Our team from Southern Way Catering will be in attendance again this year, and we’re really looking forward to meeting all of the brides and grooms. What can you expect when you stop by our booth at the show?

You can expect to meet our team, who is there to help answer any questions that you might have about catering for your big day. They’ll introduce you to our company, and they’ll guide you through the overall process of how we work with you throughout your rehearsal dinner or your reception. In our booth, we’ll talk about sample menus ranging from intimate dinners to heavy hors d’oeuvres and carving stations. Unsure about which way to go with the catering? We’ll talk with you about anticipated guest count, your venue, and the how you want the flow of the reception to go.

We’re excited to meet everyone in January! We invite you to come and talk with us—we’re ready to serve you!

For more information about the Bride City Bridal Show, please visit:

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