View Full Version : Husk, Charleston, SC

09-20-2012, 12:37 AM
Did a gig in Charleston tonight. Was lucky enough to score a late table at Husk. Husk got best restaurant in America by Bon Apetit last year.
Very disappointed. Granted, I'm a bad audience, but way below my expectations. Maybe I built it up to be so much more in my head......but Johnnychance's place was a million times better. And I'm not just saying that to be nice.

09-20-2012, 12:48 AM
What did you not like and what did you like? Everything from flavors, to plating, to service?

09-20-2012, 01:55 AM
I am flattered but this is actually interesting because I have been reading about Sean Brock lately. Funny how things connect like that sometimes.

And like Travis said, tell us more about your experience there! Even if disappointing.

09-20-2012, 09:55 AM
The atmosphere /ambiance is decent. Our server was great and lovely. I think I was most disappointed by the menu.
Sean Brock has elevated my perception and understanding of southern food by focusing on true heirloom ingredients sourced and cultivated in the south. This takes southern cuisine to a higher level because it's not just chef whoever's version of shrimp and grits or fried chicken. It's a greater understanding of how nature + culture= any region's cuisine.
I guess I expected to see more of this reflected in the menu. Lots of pork but not much veg. There was a big chalk board listing all the ingredients and which farms /sources they came from, but hardly anything listed was even on the menu. No scallops, no foie gras,etc.
I had buffalo pig ear lettuce wraps with pickled cucumbers -not bad.
I also had the ham sampler with 7 different southern hams from KY, VA, and NC. -not bad.
My boss had some black grouper that was way overcooked.
My other boss had a bibb salad and some smoked clams that were decent too.
I was expecting to be blown away and taste some hidden flavors of the south that have so fat eluded me. I think next time we do a Charleston gig we are going to check out Fig. I've heard a lot of good things about them.