The South Carolina Lowcountry is our home. We have a large number and variety of restaurants to choose from...(mostly) casual, Italian, Seafood, Steaks, Ribs, Down Home Southern, Eclectic...almost anythimg to test you pallet.
Over the last couple of days we have tried a couple of places...one for dinner and one for lunch...starting with the dinner...
|Orobello's Restaurant in Bluffton, SC|
However, two nights ago our experience wasn't what we had been expecting. We arrived and were seated (sort of...no host) promptly. Menus provided, we ordered wine and settled back to decide what we wanted for mains. Service (now we have to keep reminding ourselves that we are in the "South") was slow.
|Garlic bread at Orabello's|
Well, the wait person...after checking in the kitchen...came back an said they didn't have any. Huh??? How can an Italian restaurant...a few doors away from a Publix Super Market..not be able to fulfill a customer's request for some extra olive oil with his bread??? Left an unfulfilled taste in my mouth...
Moving forward, Dianne had very good Chicken Parmesan in a tomato sauce with spaghetti. I had what they called a Spaghetti Messina which was also very good.
Although the meals were good, the service was just OK and the fact that an Italian restaurant couldn't/wouldn't give you a bit of extra olive oil for your bread was pretty off-puting - in case you haven't gathered that already!
|In Old Town on Calhoun Street|
|River Dog Brewery in Bluffton|
So, for lunch we went pretty much on the light side...both with seafood selections.
|Sea Scallops and Bread|
|Vineyard 55 Garlic Bread|
|Mussels in garlic white wine|
Having solved the gastronomic quandary for the mid-day, we headed off to the farmer's market to gather the few items we needed for this coming weekend's Tapas dinner with friends...probably my next blog...