By Tess Malijenovsky
This time while Pamela was away in Brazil, Lunch Bunch kidnapped her baby Wolfe, and her lovely mother-in-law, Linda, and headed over to Cat Island Grill & Pub. Joining us was David Boone (son of Buck Boone), our newest T.I.N. accomplice.
CIGP’s new chef Jameson Allmond specially prepared for us four appetizers from the dinner menu. Each of us had our personal favorite, but Lunch Bunch unanimously agreed that they were all exquisite. The zucchini wrapped in goat cheese had a wonderful balance of texture, the al dente vegetable and crispy bacon bits complimenting the soft cheese; and the strong flavor of the goat cheese was sweetly cut by a balsamic reduction. Equally, the jalapeño bites were battered and flash friend with a surprisingly soft cream cheese mixture, which was not too spicy. The stuffed mushrooms were perhaps my favorite because of the complex yet well-rounded flavors: a mushroom cap filled with sauteed bacon, onion, bell peppers and cream cheese. And lastly, the shrimp and crab fritters with an avocado aioli carefully made into miniature cakes. Two thumbs way up.
Chef Denise continued to impress us with our lunch entrees albeit the common sandwich. Buck ordered one of his favorite sandwiches–the chicken sandwich. After seeing that 8 oz grilled chicken breast come out with melted Swiss and applewood bacon, I knew where I’d be ordering my next chicken sandwich.
I ordered the crab cake sandwich with Maryland lump crab meat and a mango sauce. Chef Denise exceeded my expectations with the generously sized and delicious crab cake patty.
Elizabeth ordered the special: two pieces of fried chicken, fries and slaw. David ordered the fish and chips, which comes out with two golden brown cod fillets. He and Elizabeth raved about the fries. Nikki loved her order of the fajitas. However, if I were to nominate any one sandwich the award it would Linda’s marinated, grilled portabella sandwich that was layered with ripe avocado, tomato, onion and melted Swiss cheese.
Cat Island Grill & Pub is located in the Sanctuary Golf Club at 8 Waveland Ave., Cat Island, S.C. They are open Mondays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 843-524-golf (4653).
By Tess Malijenovsky