Friday, January 22, 2010

Southern Holiday Part 3: Beautiful Beaufort

  Halfway between Hilton Head and Charleston is the utterly quaint town of Beaufort. We stopped in for lunch at Wren (formerly known as Sea Island Gourment and Wine market). Funny thing, we had an old address for the establishment, and were saddened to find it closed. As we walked along the town's main street, we decided to stop in a bistro. Turns out the bistro was the new incarnation of our sought-after destination.


The interior was wine crate-inspired, with coir rugs as curtains, large wing back chairs made from crate wood and bottles everywhere. Rustic contemporary chic. Surprising in this traditional low country town. The food was decent and they have a nice rotating menu of wines by the glass.

The dining room and my Beetlejuice outfit
The Parisi market sells cheese, deli stuff, and pastries.

We had the shrimp bisque and the fried green tomato sandwich (with goat cheese and bacon). The menu wasn't extensive or fancy, but the food was good.

After lunch we strolled around town and a bought a used coffee table book on the history of fashion. The woman who previously owned it vacations in Beaufort and is a buyer for Saks, apparently. I guess that says something about the town!

1 comment:

Brandi said...

That Parisi Market is so charming. And I want me some of that sandwich!

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