Disclosure: I received a complimentary pass from Charleston Culinary Tours in exchange for writing this review.
As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I hope you all had a great weekend! We basically spent ours eating. Our first stop was Magnolia's for my birthday dinner on Friday and it was one of the best meals we've had in a while. And super Southern... I'm talking boiled peanut hummus, fried mac and cheese, pulled pork and grilled cornbread. Yeah, so good!
Add to that a culinary tour in downtown Charleston at almost 9 months pregnant? Sign me up. I'll take any excuse I can to stuff my face with deliciousness before the after-baby diet starts.
Ally, Shelby and I decided to make a day of it with our husbands, so we booked the Upper King Street tour through Charleston Culinary Tours which included stops at HoM, Prohibition, 39 Rue de Jean, and Paolo's Gelato. Despite the cold and my sore prego feet, it was so worth it!
HoM for the first of our 4 stops. We had three tapas-style courses there which included fried Calamari with parmesan and goat cheese; the Dixie Flatbread (easily my favorite of the day) with pimento cheese, pork confit, carmelized onions, and maple bacon greens; and the Green Gobble'n turkey burger with leeks, spinach and brie.
Also I have to warn you, I used my new 50 mm lens (sweet birthday gift from the hubs!) for the first time and sadly there was a bit of a learning curve for me. Thankfully they got better as the day went on!
Throughout the day Charlie shared information on each of the restaurants, historical information on the culinary influences of Charleston, and mentioned a few of her other favorite places as we walked King Street. We picked up some really interesting info from her that I'll probably pass off as my own knowledge the next time we have visitors.
|Really looking 9 months pregnant here! Whoa/ew.|
|Thank you Paolo's for helping out a pregnant girl and her sweet tooth!|
Charleston Culinary Tours are a fun way to try a few new restaurants or dishes you may not have had before, even if you're a local. And since Charleston is such a foodie town, these would be a great way for visitors to get to know the city without taking a full-fledged tour... where I might add, they probably won't even feed you :)
Make sure you check out Ally's recap on one of my favorite stops from the day, Prohibition, and Shelby's recap of the delicious and super charming 39 Rue de Jean!
Interested in taking a culinary tour?
Head on over to Charleston Culinary Tours to find out more!