Stop number two for SC Restaurant week was to American Grocery Restaurant with Mrs Brûlée. This was actually my first time here, as I had been scared off previously because I saw rabbit and beef tongue on the regular menu.
American Grocery Restaurant is a higher end farm-to-table restaurant located in the West End in Downtown Greenville. It is locally owned and run by a husband and wife team. The husband is the chef and the wife runs the front of house.
To drink I had their French Tickler, which is one of their more popular drinks and has even won an award. I’m not a big fan of bourbon, so it wasn’t my favorite. Mrs Brûlée had the Benny and the Jetts, which was my second choice in a drink. It was very tasty! Gin, St. Germain, and grapefruit juice-can’t go wrong with that! We also opted to do a wine pairing with each course for an additional $15.
For an appetizer, I had the house made meatball. It was delicious! The meatball was served with pencil cobb grits, sofrito cream and crispy shallots. Mrs Brûlée had the muscles. She said they were pretty tasty. Our wine was an Italian Pinot Grigio.
We both ordered the same entree, which was the Sunburst Trout, served with black pepper polenta cake, sea island pea ragout and braised greens. It was great! The wine served with this was a red blend from South Africa. We loved the wine so much, we are on the look out for it in stores.
Now, let me tell you dessert was definitely a treat. I had the sticky toffee pudding cake, which was served warm with banana ice cream. Mrs Brûlée had the mountain apple cobbler, which was served warm with vanilla ice cream. Both were phenomenal! Our final wine for the evening was an Italian Moscato, which was funny because right before we had our desserts we had a discussion about Moscato. Neither one of us really care for Moscato regularly but this one was pretty fantastic.
Service was very good! The waiter was very knowledgable and helpful. Since we enjoyed it so much, he encouraged us to join the email list to find out about their special wine dinners and other events. Needless to say American Grocery is definitely on my list of places to visit again.