I've been visiting Charleston on the regular for the last ten years or so. The boom in the culinary scene has been great and Husk is definitely one of those excellent contributors to fine dining in the South. We were there on a Saturday for "brunch" and was a bit disappointed to find that brunch is only served there on Sundays. However, we were not completely deterred and still excited to be there.
First off they bring a lovely little sack of salted dinner rolls- with whipped warm butter, really nice. The drink menu is REALLY impressive, I honestly didn't know where to start. But I finally landed on a whiskey based drink, A Yard Too Far- a nice blend of ginger and pecan bitters- the toastiness of the pecan really added a yummy almost bitter smoked flavor that I really enjoyed.
We had two appetizers, the ever popular crispy pig ears in lettuce cups & the wood fired chicken wings. Anything that has to do with roasted or fried pig, I'm okay with- they were savory and salty, the pickled onions offsetting the crispiness of the sliced pig ear. The wings were great too, not very spicy with a dusting of bbq spices.
As a main, I opted for the flat iron with mushrooms and potatoes. Everything was super fresh, and surprisingly light. Of course another cocktail was in order, this time the CBWS (brown water) punch and holy crap, this drink was delicious. Raving about the drink, suddenly my whole table had a round of CB's- rum, honey and bourbon. The drink was so damn good, served over a beautiful hand carved crystal clear ice cube in a repurposed cut wine bottle (how cool?).
We had room for dessert and finished the whole meal off with the Apple crisp served with a perfect cannelle of creme fraiche. Overall a flawless dining experience, I understand all the hype!
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