Category Archives: L’Albatros

the accidental tour de bruell

Within the past month and a half, we have been to 3 out of Zack Bruell’s 4 restaurants. If I wasn’t so full from dining out, I’d add in Table 45 and complete his actual tour. Here’s a recap of our recent Bruell eats: On Saturday, I got together with my oldest and dearest friends […]

q&a with david uecke

From McDonald’s to L’Albatros (with a lot of time in  Charleston in between at some wonderful restaurants). The latest Q&A is with chef David Uecke. 1. What five things should be in everyone’s pantry? Kosher salt, rice wine vinegar, white pepper, coriander (either fresh or dried), red pepper flakes. I generally prefer everything to be […]

cook like david uecke (croque monsieur)

I’ve made no secret of my love for L’Albatros. Why would I? This restaurant is simply fantastic. I always leave happy and genuinely enjoy the food (especially the cheese!) and atmosphere (my favorite patio in town). I first tried this sandwich when we went for lunch one day and had Natalie with us. Little Miss […]

review: wine & cheese tasting at l’albatros

I can’t think of a combination I like better than wine and cheese. Who doesn’t? Add some fresh bread, and I am one happy, happy girl. For as much as I enjoy cheese, whether at home or dining out (I prefer cheese at the end of my meal versus something sweet), I’ve never participated in a structured […]

cook like zack bruell

With the opening of Chinato, I’ve now completed my Tour de Bruell (if only repeat visits to Parallax, L’Albatros and Chinato was a sport…).  And while I haven’t tried these dishes yet, based on my numerous chef Bruell experiences, I’m eager to light up the stove. Bruell’s Seared Sea Scallops with Thai Curry 10 Jumbo […]

restaurant updates

Start your week off right (or end the weekend with a smile; however you choose to see it). The Greenhouse Tavern is now open on Sundays, from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. ————————————– New lunch and dinner menus at Parallax. Both menus will focus heavily on the cuisine of the Far East, including a lot of […]

l’albatros (plus cooking demos)

To celebrate my birthday last weekend (if you’ve never met me, it was my 29th), Jamie took me to dinner at L’Albatros. He knows me so well – all I wanted was good wine and cheese to accompany it and he picked the perfect spot. This was our third visit to the restaurant. On prior […]

table 45

When Table 45 first opened, I had every intention of dining there. During an interview for the blog, I spoke to chef Zack Bruell about his then soon-to-open restaurant inside the InterContinental Hotel. He spoke with such enthusiasm for the space, menu and plans for future expansion into other cities. But we never made it […]

restaurant news / updated

Here’s a rundown of various restaurant events and food-related items that have been sent my way: – Fire / Daily complimentary valet service now available. In addition, the spring dinner menu begins April 28. Also on the 28th, Fire will be serving house made hors d’oeuvres and cocktails featuring house made syrups at the bar […]

parallax

Natalie can now add Parallax to her list of favorite restaurants. And for the record, it was another successful outing with the baby. Not one word from our little foodie. A few weeks ago, chef Zack Bruell’s PR person e-mailed me to extend an invite for dinner at Parallax on him as a way of […]