Out to Supper in Charleston

On your upcoming trip to Charleston (that one you’re planning in the very back of your mind) you’ll want somewhere lovely to go out to supper.

Well I know just the place.

You can stroll out into the golden evening light.

No need for coats or jackets, just feel the warm breeze against your skin as you wander past pretty pastel houses.

And stop to admire the light cascading through their lush secret gardens.

Navy & white dress // Clutch

As always wearing the most appropriate shoes! These are really, really great on cobbles*.

*Not really. But aren’t they pretty? Find them here.

First, you’ll want to make your way to The Ordinary or The Darling, for cocktails.

Pull up a seat at the bar and choose your favourite.

Chatter away, catch up, people watch and befriend the utterly charming barmen.

That Southern charm is no joke!

Then, when it’s time for supper make your way over to FIG. For one more round!

And some of the best food you’ll find in The South.

Light, fresh snapper and olive tartar.

All sorts of beautiful salads.

Greek style veggies.

Kentucky wonder beans. (As wonderful as their name suggests.)

Spectacular gnocci filled with ricotta in a lamb bolognese.

This dish might look a bit odd.

It might sound a bit odd.

But it is one of the best things we ate all week.

Cottage cheese and burnt eggplant toast. (The toast is the black thing on the far back left.

Impressively delicious.

Grilled chicken in a sauce I can’t remember. Also delicious.

Sautéed snapper with green garlic & nettle potage and littleneck clams.

Buttered cabbage.

And I mean buttered. It’s swimming in the stuff and I could eat this dish all on its very own.

Just make sure you leave room for dessert!

Bread pudding with kumquat, walnut and banana ice cream.

Blackout cake with stout caramel and barley malt ice cream.

I mean. “Decadent” just doesn’t come close!

Strawberry pana cotta with lavender granita and marcona almonds.

And last but not least, my favourite of them all…

The butterscotch pudding. Topped with salted caramel and served with amaretti biscuits.

It may not be the most beautiful, but trust me. It has hidden depths.

If you plan on visiting Charleston, you’ll need a reservation at fig. To miss it would be a true crime. Book online here, have the butterscotch, and call me in the morning.

Doctor’s orders.

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