Thanks to my fellow hounds, this is where I went while I was in Charleston. I wanted to eat at reasonably priced places with one splurge, and I picked McCrady's as my splurge. But let's begin at the beginning!
Day 1: Arrived in Charleston at 8 pm and I stayed at the Doubletree Guest Suites on Church & Market. Being tired, we ate nearby at Bocci's. Not bad - had a creamy salmon with ravioli dish. Kind of felt I could have done better had it not been so late in the day.
Day 2: Breakfast and lunch supplied by conference, had cocktails at the Market Pavilion Hotel with broiled scallops and crabcakes for a networker. Very nice atmosphere. Went to Sermet's for dinner - will have to come back again and try more dishes. Had the grilled sea cakes with lobster asparagus ravioli. Tasted much better the next day when I was hungrier.
Day 3: Breakfast and lunch supplied by work. Got to sample shrimp and grits; will have to try the real thing (i.e. not hotel catering) next time. Had dinner at Jestine's and was very pleased with the fried chicken, mac & cheese, and the Coca-Cola cake! YUM. I love fried chicken and this did not disappoint.
Day 4: Breakfast supplied by work. Had lunch at Poogan's Porch - sampled the Caesar salad with oysters. The dressing was kind of oogy, but the oysters were quite good. Loved the peanut butter pie. Dinner was at McCrady's -- YUMMY! Having eaten so heavily, I chose the tuna tartare and the local grouper dish; both lovely and the sommerlier's white wine selection of the week was excellent. Cut through the buttery sauce of the fish. Also had the 007 cocktail which was so cooling and smooth. Hubby had the roast duck salad (special) and the rack of lamb - unfortunately he did not share. I had the chocolate lava cake and a glass of Sauternes for dessert. So happy!!
Day 5: Brunch at Joseph's. Had the crab omelet which was nice, but felt some grit in the crabmeat.
Plans for next time: Will try Charleston Grill or Circa 1886. Return to Sermet. Go to Hominy Grill.
Had a great time!
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