Lunch at Sermet's Corner - Charleston, SC
I've been to Charleston a gazillion times and love the food in this city. Normally I just like to wander and explore, but being short on time, I decided to rely on the recommendations of the concierge at Charleston Place Hotel. I was directed to Sermet's Corner for a really good, quick (under an hour) meal. I was totally steered in the right direction.
Sermet's is a doll bistro. The chef is the owner and the artist. He's created a funky vibe that reminds me of Calistoga, CA almost. The menu is a mix of salads, paninis and large plates. On my visit there, I sat at the bar and ordered a glass of Honig Sauvignon Blanc. Lovely. I hased the waitress / bar tender for a recommendation and she suggested the salad special. OK. While I waited, I got to chat with other guests, such as a wine importer from California and a pharma rep from NC. It was so fun just hanging out at the bar.
Food soon came out though and it was time to cut the chit-chat. Lunch is serious business! Sermet created one of the most perfect salads ever. This one was mixed greens and oranges topped with warm sauteed shrimp and a warm basil cream "dressing". I'm not much for a mix of hot and cold on a salad, but he made it totally work. Everything was so fresh and flavorful! And beautiful. Just look at the photo! Hello!!!!!
Thanks Kris for sending me to Sermet's Corner, and thanks Sermet, for making such a great lunch. It was a wonderful first meal on my recent trip to the Low Country!