Epicurean Paradise: Charleston

I was barely unpacked from my trip to Europe that here I was packing again last Friday for my family vacation in Charleston. I had a good time in England and in France, but I was ready to finally chill … Because when you go to the Europe like me, you are going, going and going. Going to the beach on the other hand, is the complete opposite as all is expected to do is chill at the beach all day long reading books and sunbathing… I know.. not good for the skin but it is okay wearing suntan lotion with index of 50 and staying under the umbrella;-)

I really enjoyed my week doing nothing. And I have really enjoyed eating out…Charleston have amazing restaurants, and as a foodie I love to see what’s new out there, and what new dishes they offer. We went to several places, equally good: Cypress, The Charleston Inn, and Hanks.

My meal at Cypress was incredible: Wasabi tuna flashed fried  with edaname beans in a sweet and sour emulsion ( sorry no picture). I must say that this dish was quite amazing in textures and tastes. The whole recipe was such a delicacy that I am going to have to figure out to make it at home myself!

But I loved Hanks as a restaurant as it offered the greatest selection of fish..Look at what we had:

Pan Seared Sea Scallops

Fried Mashed Potato,Arugula,Cherry Tomatoes Roasted Garlic Lemon And Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil Emulsion

Roast Grouper
Sweet corn, Leek, Lobster and Rock Shrimp Risotto with a Champagne Citrus Beurre Blanc.

and I had

Ceviche Selection of Fish and Shellfish Marinated in Lime Juice, Cilantro, Jalapeno, Onion, and Garlic with Jicama and Tomato

And Rare Seared Tuna
Caramelized Onions, Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese with Black Olive Vinaigrette

Everything we all had was exceptional. The flavors and aromas of each dish were chosen with great attention. I highly recommend this restaurant if you come to Charleston! And any other ones that I just mentioned 😉