By Pamela Brownstein
The atmosphere at the Beaufort Bread Company (BBC) feels warm and intimate and offers gourmet food that is described as “fun in your mouth cuisine.”
The lunchtime crowd was bustling with locals excited about the options that the newly opened restaurant provides.
Owners Rick and Deborah Stone pride themselves on their artisan items made by hand such as breads, pastries, pastas, and that there are no additives or preservatives in any ingredients.
The Lunch Bunch sampled a variety of the sausages handcrafted by Chef Rick, including kielbasa, Italian, Mexican chorizo and Andouille.
Deborah said that each sandwich is made to order and all the ingredients are specially selected to create the unique flavor profile.
Buck, who knows his chicken sandwiches, ordered the Buttermilk Fried Chicken sandwich on a Cemita roll topped with Southern slaw, dill pickle slices and Sriracha aioli, and thought it was excellent.
I tried the Bahn Mi sandwich — the pickled carrots, radishes and cilantro enhanced the thin slices of slow roasted Korean barbecue pork, and the Sriracha aioli added a perfect little kick.
Beaufort Bread Company also bakes pastries fresh daily. We tasted a croissant, cranberry pecan scone, and a Kouigan Amann — a yummy specialty pastry that plays on sweet and salty.
It’s the emphasis on quality, attention to culinary details and the view that the food is art that makes a meal at this cafe a delightful experience.
BBC is located at 102 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast is served 7:30 to 11 a.m., lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 843-522-0213 or visit www.beaufortbread.com.