Brentwood: Tavern Presents a Low Country Boil on Sunday, June 25
Tavern presents their annual Low Country Boil on Sunday, June 25. The multi-course seafood boil includes a Southern potluck board, radish and corn salad, Carolina seafood boil (crawfish, shrimp, potatoes, sausage, corn) and dessert. Plus there will be live music.
I’ll have to come back to Tavern because the bar scene looked jumpin’. I tried out the berry-licious Barrier Island that included 5 different berries and rum.
Barrier Island – light and dark rums, Aperol, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, cranberries
We had a couple of “amuse bouches” before our meal including boiled peanuts and fried pickles.
Ever since a friend told me years ago she calls fried pickles, “frickles,” that’s what I call ’em. Tavern made PERFECT frickles. The cornmeal crust was so key to getting them so crunchy.
The triscuits are everything on this board. They’re great on their own but with the pimento cheese and/or the chicken rillettes, they were phenomenal. I also enjoyed the potato and egg salad as well as the Benton ham. For a little bit of tartness, go for the okra and chow-chow.
Summer is one of my favorite seasons because of the wonderful corn. I can’t get enough of it and this salad highlighted all my favorite things- crisp lettuce, cool radish and summer pops, aka corn. I also liked the cornmeal croutons. I’m not usually into croutons but these were made from cornbread.
Here’s a hot tip for you, tilt your bucket of deliciousness out to fully get the low down on the low country boil. I sized up my options and went all in with the shrimp and crawfish. I also added hot sauce to my butter for easier dipping. I loved how sweet the corn was and how fat and juicy the shrimp were. We ate and ate and kept thinking about eating some more. Just like how it should be.
Don’t miss out on dessert. I’m not usually one for desserts but I couldn’t stop eating this. Although we’ve had a lot of cornmeal throughout the dinner, it was really well done in the dessert. The peaches were oh-so-ripe and it was topped off with great ice cream.
This is a ticketed event and a credit card is required when making reservations.
- Sunday, June 25
- 5-9 p.m.
- $65 per person