Sunday, March 12, 2006

Weekend in Charleston

This weekend Craig and I went down to Charleston. Unfortunately I forgot to charge my camera battery so after only a few photos my camera died. But anyways, here are some highlights.

We stayed at the
Charleston Doubletree downtown. The weather was beautiful so we checked in and then walked to the Charleston aquarium.

After walking all the exhibits, we headed back downtown to Henry's Bar for a quick drink and snack...

For dinner we had reservations at our favorite Charleston restaurant - Peninsula Grill.

This is where my camera died!!!!!!!! I was so upset because I planned to take photos of the beautiful food ~ all SIX courses!! Oh well.

We started with two amuse's complements of the chef...

* Shrimp salad crostini with a champagne vinaigrette

* Lamb carpaccio with rosemary-mint aioli and miniature frise salad

Then we moved on to appetizers...

Jenn: Seared Foie Gras with Duck BBQ Biscuit and Carolina Peach Jam.
Craig: Buttermilk Battered Frogs Legs over Dixie Grits.


Jenn: Lobster "3 Way"...Ravioli, Tempura and Sauteed with Warm Tomato-Basil Vinaigrette
Craig: Angus NY Strip Steak with foie gras-truffle butter and Vidalia Mashed Potatoes


Another tidbit from the chef - miniature chocolate truffle cake

Craig: Fresh made donuts with an apple cider glaze
Jenn: Tropical trio. Miniature rum soaked pineapple upside down cake, grilled pineapple w/ mint and pineapple icecream.

If you've read this far you probably have guessed by now that we pretty much drove all the way to Charleston just to eat at Peninsula. I really wish I could have had photos to share because each dish looked at wonderful as it tasted ~ Guess we will just have to go back soon!


mom said...

Sounds like a great birthday week end. By the way did I ever mention what a good looking son-in-law I have!! mom

UR said...

That good looking son-in-law...Does Craig know him?