Charleston Culinary Tour / exploring upper king street.

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Last Saturday H and I went on another culinary tour. We booked our tickets through Charleston Culinary Tours and decided on the Upper King Street Culinary Tour. We live downtown but we don't visit Upper King Street nearly enough -- there sooo many great restaurants and shops in this area.

Our group stopped at four different restaurants all along Upper King Street and tried unique dishes at each place. And along the way our tour guide shared some history about the growth and changes in this part of Charleston.

Our first stop was HoM where we sampled: Calamari with parmesan goat cheese; Dixie Flatbread with pimento cheese, pork confit, caramelized onions, maple bacon greens (my favorite dish of the day); and a Green Gobble'n Turkey Burger with melted leeks & spinach, brie, green goddess aioli, green apple. HoM is on my restaurant wish list, so I'm glad it was included in the tour. I want to go back and try a beef burger and the Dixie Flatbread again.

Next up: Prohibition, they have award winning drinks and delicious food. We sampled the Chorizo Paella with peppers, cilantro and hollandaise sauce; and the Duck Confit Quesadillas with smoked gouda & roasted tomato, finished with sambal aioli & black bean corn salsa. I've never had duck before but apparently I'm a fan! The quesadillas was crispy and full of flavor -- I would order these again.

39 Rue De Jean - Mussels in garlic and herb broth; Pommes Frites (the fries were ahhhhmazing -- especially when you dip them into the garlic and herb broth); and Vegetable Ratatouille.

Our last stop was Paolo's Gelato where I got an itty bitty limone gelato cone, which was the perfect dessert after everything else we ate.

I absolutely recommend this tour, the food was excellent, and even my hungry husband was satisfied with the portions. It's a wonderful way to discover new restaurants and try a variety of food. I'd love to try the Chef's Showcase at The Farmer's Market Culinary Tour before the baby arrives ;)

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  1. I'm literally drooling at my desk right now!! That looks so much better than the smoothie I'm having right now! I need to make it back to Charleston ASAP!!

  2. A culinary tour sounds like my kind of Saturday!! Drooling over your pictures, everything looks amazing! Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow and safe travels back to Chicago!

  3. That sounds like so much fun and all that food sounds amazing!

  4. OMG for real.. this all looks amazing and you definitely make me want to go to Charleston with all the fun things you guys have there!

    <3, Pamela

  5. You always post the best food pics! My mouth is watering!

  6. Sounds amazing! I wonder if they have these down here, it would be so fun to go to one!

  7. Oh. Mah. Gawd. THIS is the tour of a lifetime. I'm dying.

  8. With each post you make me want to visit your sweet town more and more...!

  9. Sounds like a tour I'd love to try and can convince my hubby to join, too!

  10. I love all of the food in Charleston and this culinary tour sounds right up my alley! I had my first escargots at 39 Rue de Jean! xo

  11. what an awesome treat!! charleston really has some amazing food. what a great way to try a lil of a lot! happy thanksgiving, speaking of food!


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