Old Village Post House hoists tiki torch

The Old Village Post House in Mount Pleasant. Grace Beahm/Staff

For the first time in three years, Old Village Post House is hosting a spirits dinner.

The Mt. Pleasant restaurant annually salutes shrimp season with a multicourse meal, but beverages last year were provided by Advintage, which supplied wine to match the tamales, tagine and spring rolls that chef Forrest Parker designed for the globally-influenced supper. In 2013, the pairings for benne-seed crusted shrimp and shrimp-stuffed squash blossoms came from Grassroots Wines portfolio.

But on Wednesday, cocktails will see guests through “a Polynesian-inspired culinary journey with flavors like lemongrass, ginger, and coconut.” According to spokeswoman Jennifer Winter, the restaurant last took the hard liquor route in 2012, when it partnered with whiskey maker Compass Box.

While the cocktail recipes are still in development, Old Village Post House has issued a menu for the $75 tiki event: Items include teriyaki shrimp rumaki; shrimp-and-crab rangoon; wonton soup and sweet-and-sour shrimp with fried rice, spareribs and a shrimp eggroll (smartly titled “Volcano Ribs & Shrimp Combination #5.”) For reservations to the 6:30 p.m. dinner, call 388-8935.