Best Seafood and Cocktail Pairings
As summer comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to explore new menu items from your favorite Pawleys Island seafood restaurants and dine al fresco. With a quick search of outside seating restaurants near me, you’ll find a plethora of seafood restaurants that boast a beautifully landscaped dining area or waterfront view. As you relax into the fall season, these are the Chive Blossom seafood and cocktail pairings that you must try.
She Crab Soup
A popular menu item for any seafood restaurant is a She Crab Soup. This creamy, savory soup is best partnered with a dry cocktail. Opt for the Chive Blossom Cucumber Rosemary Gimlet or a dry sherry to enhance the flavors of the soup.
A cool fall evening is ideal for finding outside seating restaurants near me. If you’re a seafood restaurant fan, you’ve likely tried a number of oyster dishes, but Chive Blossom’s Cornmeal Fried Oysters are not to be missed. This appetizer pairs perfectly with Calhoun’s Manhattan made with Calhoun’s Single Barrel Rye, which gives a satisfying spice when paired with oysters.
It has to be against seafood restaurant etiquette to not try the crab cakes. Chive Blossom’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes are among the most popular menu items. Bring out the sweet tones of high-quality crab meat with a Peach Bellini cocktail. The citrus notes offer a clean juicy finish to your crab cake dinner.
A well cooked wild salmon will be juicy with natural oils keeping the fish moist for a perfect seafood restaurant entree. For those with a palate for salmon, a dry cocktail works best. A dry sherry is a great choice, or a glass of the St. Christopher Riesling would finish the meal well.
There are a number of ways for a seafood restaurant to serve shrimp pasta. The spicy options lend themselves well to a mojito for a light, refreshing cocktail. The Penne With Shrimp at Chive Blossom is made with a savory asiago cream, which pairs perfectly with the Chive Cup cocktail. Hints of blackberry and cucumber in this drink are a good contract to the country ham and thick cream used in the shrimp dish.
Explore the many seafood restaurants Pawleys Island has to offer and as the evenings begin to cool, finding an array of outside seating restaurants from which to choose will enhance your fine dining experience.