Saturday, July 12, 2008


On a recent trip to Beaufort, SC I enjoyed strolling along Bay Street, looking at art galleries and sampling local wine at Low Country Winery. Bay Street is home to numerous restaurants and we selected Panini's for our evening meal. Located at 926 Bay St. Beaufort, SC, and like most Bay Street restaurants, Panini's overlooks Waterfront Park at the rear and offers outdoor seating. A brisk sea breeze was blowing, so we sat inside and upstairs where we enjoyed great Low Country hospitality and food.

As you would expect from a quality Low Country restaurant, Panini's select Italian menu boasts delicious seafood as well as quality steaks and offers variety for many tastes. I chose to try the Beaufort Boulibase which features grouper, shrimp, and mussels in a saffron-scented broth with potatoes, onions, and tomatoes. Served with a house salad and bread sticks, this Low Country delight tasted fresh and fantastic. This was my first time eating mussels and they certainly looked more appetizing than any that I had seen elsewhere and tasted delicious.

The service was sophisticated, the atmosphere very pleasant, and the prices were not unreasonable for the location and quality of food and service. I'd certainly return to Panini's to celebrate a special occasion.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Now that sounds like a reason to make my first trip to Beaufort!