July 10, 2009

Our 16th Anniversary-Chateau Morrisette

This is one of my most favorite places to go. It's pricey and last year was the first time we actually dined in at the restaurant. Tony and I decided that we would try to do this as our own little date thing each year for our anniversary. This place is absolutely gorgeous. I dream of one day owning land off of the parkway near these places we love to visit.

The Chateau Morrisette Winery

Inside of the winery

Where you do tastings

Inside chandelier


Me by the outside waterfall


Walking from the winery to the restaurant

place for the kids to play

the sandbox

The restaurant


The sign over the doorway entering the restaurant

Tony waiting for us to be seated

Outdoor dining area


The view from our table

Tony viewing the menu

I completely forgot to take a picture of the Manhattan style Clam Chowder, fresh sour dough bread and garlic butter. These dishes below are from the appetizers that came after the soup and after we'd eaten them. We had the chef's choice of 3 different scallops, one with a dill sauce, one with fruit salsa and another with a buttery sauce. Then we had the low country jumbo crab fondue that was accented with roasted red peppers, sweet corn and served with grilled pita bread. You can see why we devoured these before thinking to take pictures!
My entree was the slow roasted prime rib of beef, a 13 oz cut of choice rib served with Yukon gold potatoes and a creamy horseradish sauce. It was delicious. I love the horseradish sauce.
Tony's entree was the shrimp and grits with black tiger shrimp sauteed in Cajun spices and served over organic, stone ground grits smothered with Carolina low country gravy with andouilla sausage, tasso ham, bell pepper, scallions, and tomatoes served with grilled country bread. This dish was my favorite. The grits were nothing like we'd ever eaten before and it simply melted in your mouth.

This was after the meal, a nice couple offered to take our picture together for us.

For dessert we had Jeremy's Coconut Cake served with grilled pineapple and fresh pineapple coulis. The cake part reminded me of an angel food cake, not at all like the southern coconut cakes that we are used to, so this wasn't my favorite. Couple with the delicious whipped topping and pineapple made it delectable. I had never eaten grilled pineapple and this will definitely be something we try at home.

This was leaving the restaurant. I think this walkway is so romantic. There is ivy growing all along the inner walls.

Well, thats it. We had a wonderful time. I believe the next trip we take will be for the Sunday Buffet! I should have gotten more pictures of the flowers too.


Chateau said...

Wow! Thanks for visiting us, Jenileigh, and especially for such a lovely write-up and photos. We are looking forward to seeing you guys again sometime.

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Allie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jenileigh - and Happy Anniversary!