October 8, 2012
Monday, we spent the day in down town Charleston walking all over and touring the Rhett-Aiken house. We strolled along the battery and visited the city market. Of course, I took lots of pictures of churches and houses of all shapes and sizes. The most amazing thing about the houses located in the historic district is the way each home created a jewel of a garden from a tiny space that invited the admiration of the passerbys. I could definitely live here! We ate lunch at Husk at the recommendation of Dean Ibrahim and Donna McKillop. Thanks to them, we had the most incredible meal! All of the ingredients come from local sources in the south and there is a big blackboard in the main hall listing who the suppliers were for the rice, beans, catfish, shrimp etc. for the day. Bob had a rabbit stew that was scrumptious. I had cornmeal dusted catfish over a variety of beans, black eyed peas and pickled cabbage that was also quite good. We also ordered baked grits with mushrooms and cheddar cheese and, for dessert, we got a flourless chocolate persimmon cake with buttermilk ice cream. The service was impeccable and seriously, there was not one thing that wasn’t a “10”! Thanks to Dean and Donna!!!!