Friday, May 13, 2016

Charleston Eats: Cru Cafe

A couple of weeks ago during The Southern C, I had the pleasure of going out to dinner with a couple of fellow bloggers, Erin and Allie.  I was so excited to hear that Erin had chosen another place that I had yet to check off my Charleston bucket list: Cru Cafe.  They call themselves "gourmet comfort food," and that description is definitely spot on.  Located in an adorable Charleston single-style house on Pinckney Street, Cru Cafe has outdoor porch seating as well as two indoor dining rooms.  We were seated right next to the kitchen, and it was so much fun to see the chefs at work!
It feels so home-y inside Cru Cafe, and we were immediately welcomed by Chef Erin.  She told us all about their menu that evening.  
We were delighted to hear that we went to Cru Cafe at the right time of year - the height of shrimp season!  Ahead of our appetizers, Chef Erin sent out a special treat for each of us - fresh shrimp!  As for appetizers, we ordered their famous Four Cheese Macaroni and the Seared Scallop with spƤtzle and Italian sausage.
As if we hadn't eaten enough already, our entrees arrived.  For me, it was the grilled basil shrimp with orecchiette pasta and kielbasa.  The four cheese cream sauce was AMAZING, and the bowl was huge - enough to bring some home for Mike to try.  He loved it, too.  Allie ordered one of the specials: an arugula salad topped with more fresh shrimp and Erin got Sesame Tuna and a big plate of Truffle Parmesan Fries.  We all enjoyed bites of each other's dinner, and my favorite was definitely the General Tso’s Brussels Sprouts that accompanied Erin's tuna!
If you are looking for delicious food in a fantastic neighborhood setting, Cru Cafe has it!  I would highly suggest anything with seafood as it some of the freshest I've had in Charleston.  I will definitely be back with my husband and can't wait to try even more of their menu items.  Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality, Cru Cafe and Chef Erin!

9 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

I seriously stared at that 4 cheese macaroni pic WAYYY too long #getinmybelly

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

Four cheese mac & cheese? Parmesan truffle fries? Um, just give me all the carbs topped with cheese please ;)

BLovedBoston said...

Another amazing restaurant in Charleston...seriously they just keep getting better! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

That food seriously looks so amazing!! I love the homey feel of the restaurant!

Jen said...

Oh my! That place looks amazing!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

This was definitely one of my all time favorite Charleston meals...SO delicious...and the great company made it even better! :)

Emily said...

Wow the food looks amazing! Sounds like a really cute setting and southern comfort food is always amazing to indulge in from time to time. Now I'm craving Ahi Tuna.lol

Kristina said...

I seriously want to jump through the computer screen and eat it all. Looks amazing!!!!

Hippie in Heels said...

That looks amazing. I am going to have to check it out! Thanks for sharing.

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