December 17th, 2015
Historic Charleston Eats! Husk, Charleston, South Carolina, Restaurant, Review, “A Destination to Savor”
The fun part of staying in Historic Charleston is that you can walk everywhere. During my stay last week I noticed that Christmas decorations were very traditional and understated. So en route to Husk at 76 Queen St. I was.
I was anticipating a very nice dinner. This is one of the top restaurants in Historic Charleston. Tel. 843-577-2500. You can find it on Facebook. Website? http:/www.huskrestaurant.com.
Husk is operated and managed by the Neighborhood Dining Group. You can find this group managing and operating restaurants throughout the southeast. For more info., please visit http://www.neighborhooddininggroup.com.
Husk opens 7 days a week. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch is from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Dinner is from Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. And, Friday and Saturday dinner is from 5:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday evening was crowded so my photos were limited to my dining experience.
The bread was sprinkled with sea salt. It was brought to the table promptly. The service from this point on was impeccable.
Through my stay in Charleston I always asked for the signature dish of the restaurant. I figured it is one that is tried and true and really liked by the public. So I started with Kentuckyaki Glazed Pig’s Ear Lettuce Wraps, Sweet Vinegar Marinated Cucumber, Red Onion and Bourbon Barrel Togarashi. Togarashi is the Japanese word for red chili peppers and a general name for a group of condiments that blend chili pepper with other ingredients. The pig’s ears were thinly sliced and were crisped. The cucumbers were all preserved by Husk as they usually do with all their summer veggies. This dish was awesome. And when upon posting the photo on Facebook my friend, Shelley, mentioned….Oh you could get those at Southern States….she seems to still have a good sense of humor.
Another Signature Dish at Husk is the Cornmeal Dusted Carolina Catfish. Field Peas and Butterbeans, Smoked Tomato Gravy, Mustard Greens. Once again the flavors on this entree were terrific. I also enjoyed this dish because I knew my late husband, John, would have ordered it, as well. This Catfish had a bit of a bite to it even though the flavor was mild and the dusting was light.
A side order of Wood Fired Geechie Boy Mill Grits, and Cheddar from TN. I ate grits everywhere I found them. These were delicious. Geehie Boy Mill Grits are from Edisto Island, South Carolina. You can order online. Please visit http://www.geechieboymill.com
My dessert was again decadent. Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Fudge Cake with homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream and a dusting of peanut butter powder. I missed my partners in crime to help eat this cake, so what can I say, I ate it all myself. Olive & Sinclair chocolate is stone ground in Nashville Tennessee. More information, please visit http://www.oliveandsinclair.com.
So, 3 nights in Historic Charleston, 3 delicious dinners, 2 great breakfasts, and 1 very nice lunch…..TTYL Have Good One!!