A Welcome Addition To The NeighborhoodLocated in the up and coming Cannonborough-Elliotbourough neighborhood Cannon Green is without a doubt one of the new shining stars in a trendy area.
Even though I had seen posts on line that spoke to how pretty Cannon Green’s was, I was still surprised. We were met with a warm welcome from the hostesses, very high ceilings and a contemporary, yet warm feel to the restaurant.
As we were waiting for our server and looking around we noticed that there was a large outdoor courtyard that we would need to explore. And then, I looked up and there was the front of a house right in front of me. For a moment I thought it was an optical illusion.
When we returned we began to peruse the menu. It’s made up of the usual Charleston suspects: charcuterie, pate and cheeses and then lists their “provisions” in a very unique way.
“Garden”, “Water” and “Pasture” are the menu headings. In each section there are 4-5 items, some tapas like and a few that are entrees.
We chose several small items to sample. The Brussels Sprouts are a dish you must try. Roasted sprouts in a small casserole with spearmint, caramelized orange, garlic aioli and pomegranate seeds that are put in at the last minute to, as the server told us, “add flavor and pop”. The melding of tastes was delicious.
|Brussel Sprouts with pomegranate seeds|
|Baby Beet Salad with prosciutto picante|
|Grass-Fed Beef Carpaccio|
|Little Gems Lettuces with apples and marcona almonds|
For my entrée I chose one of the newer dishes on the menu (as per our server), the Cioppino. He described it as a San Francisco style stew created back in the day when fishermen “chipped in” items of the day and collectively made a stew.
It was a delicate dish with a nice piece of flounder, a few clams and fennel in a light tomato broth. Although good-tasting it was tepid at best, which I felt took away from the dish.
|Carolina Calico Ceviche|
|Cox Farms Beef Medallion|
The Chocolate Pot was an ever-so-delicate mousse with Guajilo chili, hazelnut crunch and mascarpone. It was fabulous. So was the Cake, served with thyme gelato and a vin santo reduction.
|Mexican Chocolate Pot de Creme|
|Meyer Lemon & Olive Oil Cake|
We look forward to our next visit, which I’m certain will be in the not-too-distant future.