While not a single South Carolina restaurant cracked the list of Forbes Travel Guide five-star winners, five area properties received four stars from the hospitality evaluator.
According to the list, released last week, Charleston Grill; Circa 1886; Peninsula Grill; Tristan and The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary – which earned five stars for its hotel and spa – provide “refined personal service” and “feature creative, complex foods and emphasize various culinary techniques and a focus on seasonality.”
Forbes updates its list twice a year.
Yalumba Winery’s Jane Ferrari is teaming up with executive chef Michelle Weaver on an Oct. 16 wine dinner at Charleston Grill. The three-course dinner, which begins with a 6:30 p.m. reception, costs $90; only 32 seats are available.
Reservations are required. To claim a seat, call 577-4522.
If Chuck Hughes, host of Cooking Channel’s Chuck’s Eat the Street, had his druthers, an upcoming episode focused on King Street would have dedicated a segment to The Ordinary.
The filming marked Hughes’ first visit to Charleston, and he chose Mike Lata’s newest restaurant — recently named one of the South’s best new restaurants by Southern Living – for his maiden meal. “Looking at the restaurant, I didn’t think it could be as good as I thought it was going to be,” he recalls. The restaurant surpassed his expectations, but since the shooting schedule couldn’t be adjusted, the Charleston-themed show doesn’t feature any Ordinary footage.
Still, Hughes found plenty to prepare and eat on air, including frogmore stew at Charleston Grill; a chorizo sandwich at Butcher & Bee; goat cheese doughnuts at Glazed and soft-shell crabs at The Grocery. Continue reading