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Canter's food is local, seasonal, and sustainable. His market-driven menu features two sections: "Taste" and "Savor." The former includes small plates easily combined for a meal of exploration, and the latter bears more heft with creative compositions of the Lowcountry's fields and forests. Local shrimp, plated over a kaleidoscope of vegetables, spark taste buds with tarragon. A buoyant boudin de mer (sausage of the sea), striped with translucent zucchini, sparkles in a citrusy escabeche. Mackerel, cured in beet essence, glistens on a wide swath of dill-perfumed crema. Crispy fingerling potatoes marshal this dish to a delicious finish-the sea, made manifest.
The best way to celebrate Labor Day weekend? Not laboring at all. Indulge in The Establishment's new Sunday brunch menu before hitting the surf, sand, or bed.
Realistically, I should have seen this coming. For days, nay, weeks, leading up to that first encounter with The Establishment, everyone tried to warn me. "Have you been?" friends asked, voices lowered. "Promise me you'll go to The Establishment," texts read. As I passed by strangers on the street, the message their eyes seemed to implore was all too clear.
Described as seafood-centric, The Establishment plans to emphasize unpretentious preparations, such as buffalo-style Cherrystone clams and a halibut chop with roasted green garlic jus. Matt Canter, formerly of The Park Cafe, will lead the kitchen; Brad Mogan, late of Rappahannock Oyster Bar, will serve as general manager.
Atlanta-based restaurant group Concentrics looks to open seafood house The Establishment at 28 Broad St. next month. Built in the historic James Gregorie House, the new addition to Charleston food and beverage scene will serve dinner seven nights a week with a "coastal grill" menu.
Concentrics Restaurants Group today announced that their new seafood-centric restaurant The Establishment will open for dinner early next month at 28 Broad St. in downtown Charleston. Matt Canter, formerly of FIG and Park Cafe, will lead the culinary team as executive chef.
The Establishment will open at 28 Broad St. on May 17. With a focus on fresh and sustainable ingredients from local and regional farms, purveyors and fishermen, executive chef Matt Canter will highlight seafood inspired by the city's vibrant and historic charm. Diners can enjoy the coastal flavors of Charleston in both small and large plates. Initially opening for dinner service Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.