Tuesday, June 12, 2012

7 years

Last Monday was our seventh anniversary!  That sounds like a large-ish number - hard to to believe.

We felt lucky to be in South Carolina for our anniversary - our initial visit to Charleston was on our first anniversary and we enjoyed that trip so much that we try to make it annually.

Charleston, 2006 - outside of Magnolia's

Matt and Jen generously offered to watch the Baby Girl so we could dine out on our own.  Two years ago we ate at FIG when the whole Coon Pit gang rented a house on the beach, and couldn't wait to eat there again.  (The chef won a James Beard award in 2009, so you know it is tasty fare.)

image via Google

No camera on this dinner - it didn't fit in my little clutch.  We started with cocktails - the NBD - aperol, lillet rose, pamplemousse, prosecco, lemon peel.  It was delish!  I had two.  Well, three if you count the one that Pete knocked off the bar in spectacular fashion, smashing the champagne flute against the window into a million pieces. (love you, honey!)

Appetizer:  Pete had the Caw Caw Creek Crispy Pork Trotter and I had Chilled Cucumber Soup with white shrimp and basil pesto. (so. good.  I was using words I hear on Top Chef to describe it - bright, refreshing, rich without tasting too indulgent.)

Entree:  Pete had the Scamp Grouper with tomato coulis and summer vegetables and I had Soft Shell Crab with puree of Yukon gold potatoes and zucchini ribbons. (It wasn't as good as the Braised Pork Belly over mashed Yukon gold potatoes with rock shrimp and leeks that I had two years ago, but that was probably the best meal I'd ever eaten, so maybe I shouldn't compare.)

For the table:  We shared the Creamy Corn.  This was the standout item for both of us.  I was full beyond compare but Pete told me I had to try some.  It was outstanding.  No cream in it - they milk the cob after removing the corn and finish it off with some Parmesan.  Yum, Yum.

We were too full for dessert, insert sad face.  They did pack up our leftovers, though, so I got to have corn with my next two lunches - hurrah!


Pocket said...

Congratulations on 7 years!!

I have no idea how to milk a cob.

Julie said...

Congrats! and Miss Pocket up there is hilarious.