It has been 7 years since I first ate this dish at Breakwater Restaurant in Beaufort, SC. It is a meal that still stands out in my memory as one of the best I’ve ever tasted. This weekend, while enjoying a few nights south of Charleston, we stopped by again, and let me just say, this dish has not changed. It was and still is, amazing! These buttery scallops are served on a bed of risotto with charred corn, scallions, and lemon vinaigrette. It is a delightful blend of sweet and tangy. Creamy with a hint of crunchy from the corn. I paired it with a glass of Riesling, but it would be just as amazing with Pinot Grigio or a light chardonnay. It is a scallop lovers dream dish.
As a Dietitian, I love that nearly every dish at Breakwater is served in two sizes. One is a smaller portion, think tapas, and the second is an entree portion. It is great for those who want a smaller serving, or those (like Hubs) who want to try more than one dish. We all know it is rare for a restaurant to offer a smaller portion of a dish, and at a lower price. I chose to order the small portion (pic above). I intentionally ate slowly and savored every bite. Food should be enjoyed, and I have found when I slow down and really savor it, I am satisfied by smaller portions.
Hubs chose to order two small portions. He had the Nashville Hot Fried Chicken and the Shrimp Fried Rice.
I tasted both, and each was amazing. The chicken was delish, but I really loved the potatoes and the haricots verts. The yellow you see on that plate is honey, which, along with the hot sauce, was just outstanding. The shrimp was tossed with a unique curry that had a fun hit of cinnamon.
Little Bit, who has decided that she is going to be super picky, and doesn’t even like hamburgers, actually really enjoyed the beef in these wagyu sliders. Sometimes I wonder if she is picky or just the biggest foodie in the house. Either way, she downed that beef.
We love Breakwater, and while we are not in Beaufort often, I am looking forward to our next visit.