Monday, September 12, 2011
The Fat Hen
We looked at the menu online and decided that it would be worth a try. The Fat Hen uses locally grown ingredients in their dishes and is very popular with visitors and locals. I called to make a reservation and was told that they were completely booked, but we could get a spot the next day.
When we arrived at the restaurant, I saw that water was served in Mason jars and knew this would be a relaxing place to eat. As an appetizer, Jeff had onion soup and I had a salad topped with goat cheese. The goat cheese was the freshest that I had ever tasted. For dinner I had crab cakes (no bread crumbs, just solid crab) and Jeff had steak and spinach. Jeff raved about the fresh garlic spinach and said it was the best he ever had.
At the Fat Hen there is no salt or pepper on the table. It is obvious that the chef does not want anyone to alter his creations. Dinner was fantastic, but I was disappointed with dessert.
The waiter recommended the chocolate peanut butter cake, but we ordered an apple tart. The tart was ok, but did not live up to the dinner. We should have taken the waiter's advice.
If you are ever at Kiawah, I would highly recommend dining at the Fat Hen - just remember to order the chocolate cake.