Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Restaurant Review - Another Trip to Crave!

I told you that my girlfriends and I went to Crave for dinner on Saturday night to celebrate my bachelorette party, but I didn't say much else about the meal. Ready for the details?

We started by ordering some wine - a bottle of red and a bottle of white. We sipped away while studying the menu and snacking on the complimentary warm bread and butter.

After much indecisiveness on everyone's part, we were ready to order. I ultimately decided to order the Spinach and Tomato Grilled Cheese ($9) as an appetizer for the table to share. I knew I HAD to have it one way or another, but most of the girls were ordering some of the more expensive entrees. I felt like I should get something a little fancier too, but didn't want to give up the grilled cheese. This was a perfect compromise. I could have a few bites of my grilled cheese and also get a fancier dish as my main meal.


grilled cheese


It was just as good as I remembered and it was gone in no time. Everyone quickly knew why I love this sandwich so much. 

Now, if I thought I was in love with the grilled cheese, I fell even more in love with the Sea Scallops ($25) I ordered for my entree. The seared scallops were served with green beans and the most amazing lobster risotto in the world.


scallops


Actually, I don't think I can honestly say I've ever had any other lobster risotto, so technically I don't have authority to declare it the best in the world, BUT I promise you...It was heavenly. Everything about my dish was above and beyond my expectations. 

I also sampled a few bites of my sister's fish tacos and my mom's black bean salad. Oh yeah. Maybe a few bites of the award winning mac and cheese too. 

I was overwhelmed with pure goodness for most of the meal. So many delicious things coming from all directions!

Although we were just about stuffed by then end of dinner, I couldn't pass up dessert. Our waitress recommended the Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake ($8) so we decided to get a slice to split. Thankfully my dear friends let me have more than my fair share of bites, or maybe I was just a little agressive with my fork and forced the others away. 


caramel cake


This cake is one of their several gluten free menu items, in case that is of interest to you. I didn't even realize that until we had just about finished the piece, but you would never know the difference. It tasted like any other gluten-filled cake I've ever had. 

If you can't tell, I love this place. It's a Charleston MUST for locals or visitors alike. 

They have plenty of options to suit any palate or dietary need, so there's really no excuse not to give it a try. 


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3 comments:

  1. Their grilled cheese is my favorite. SO amazing. And Josh's favorite is the scallops. I always steal a bite of his risotto. That stuff is unreal. GAH! We NEED to go next Tuesday or Wednesday- no excuses!

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  2. I forget what I had when I went to Crave, but you better believe I'm going back to get that grilled cheese!

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