Little Coastal Towns
|Seared scallops and scalloped potatoes|
We found ourselves in the Old Town Bluffton, SC, with no signs of fast food, or chain restaurants. We saw art galleries, cute shops, and lots seafood and wine bars. We opted for a chef owned restaurant May River Grill. We walked in, and the kitchen was open with a chef's bar. There were nice table cloths and cloth napkins. It was so refreshing to step inside to have a freshly made seafood meal. For me, I was thrilled because May River Grill tries to use local seafood where it can. So I started with an order of steamed clams in a wine, garlic, basil and tomato broth. The clams came from the May River just south of town. I love getting locally sourced ingredients where ever I go. The clams were excellent, and we just enjoyed the broth so much. Then for my entree I got the seared scallops in meurniere sauce with scalloped potato casserole. The scallops were not overly seasoned, just the way I like them, so their flavor can come through. The meurniere sauce is just simply browned butter, lemon and flour, and it was delicious.
There are so many little towns up and down the the South Carolina and Georgia coast, that I need to make more money and go back again and again and visit them all.