Mount Pleasant’s SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar Introduces New Culinary Director and Executive Chef

Michael Semancik

Mount Pleasant favorite SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar is excited to announce an infusion of incredible culinary talent with the addition of Chef Michael Semancik and Chef Jordan Aldrich as SAVI’s new Culinary Director and Executive Chef. This dynamic duo will work together to elevate and expand the restaurant’s already award-winning culinary program, grow and educate their culinary team and continue to positively impact the SAVI culture.

Culinary Director, Michael Semancik, joins the SAVI team with 25 years of industry experience. He has previously served as the Executive Chef of several notable establishments such as The Dewberry Hotel in Charleston, Emmaline in Houston, TX and The Mansion at Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA. He was a partner in acclaimed Atlanta restaurant SCOUT and also spent time providing his services as a restaurant consultant for Bill Murray’s group of restaurants here in the Holy City.

Jordan Aldrich

Semancik is excited to work closely with new Executive Chef, Jordan Aldrich, to put their unique spin on the SAVI menu. Aldrich started his culinary career and love for being in the kitchen working at his parents’ restaurant in Pennsylvania. After moving South, he worked at the Kiawah Island Club and Purlieu before joining the team at SAVI.

With Semancik and Aldrich at the helm, guests can look forward to the delicious coastal and classic Italian dishes SAVI is known for, but with some new and exciting twists that honor each season, all composed with fresh, hyperlocal ingredients.

SAVI Cucina + Wine Bar is conveniently located in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and is open Sunday-Thursday from 4-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 4-10 p.m. They offer drink specials daily from 4-6 p.m. during their Aperitivo Hour.

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