It’s time for Foodie Friday!
If you are not familiar with Uptown Greenwood SC, you probably are unaware that Inn on the Square is re-opening. Or what a big deal that previous statement is. It was about 5 years ago that Inn on the Square closed. This was unfortunate for many reasons but mainly because it is in a prominent place in Uptown Greenwood. It needed to be occupied and opened.
Earlier this year, the new owners said that they beginning renovations and were opening this fall. Date was set for October 1st. They hired Claire Griffth as the Events Manager (best thing they could have done in my opinion) and she began furiously working to make sure everything was in place to open without delays.
On Sept 25th hubby and I were invited to be dinner guests while the chef and kitchen staff tested a few of their menu items.
When we arrived, we were told we could go the Fox and Hound lounge for a drink while we waited for our table to be arranged. When we walked inside, I felt like it was classy, but in an unpretentious way.
We were called into the dining room and our server took our order. I listed everything that people from our table ordered—
Lump Crab Fritters (I ordered) – these were about the size of a golf ball. Lots of lumps of crab and corn. Crispy to perfection on the outside. I want this again. I told the chef that is going to be the first thing I order when they open.
Pulled Chicken Spring Rolls – comments at the table were that these were outstanding.
Antipasto Platter – comments at the table were that this was delicious too. I wish I could have ordered this as well as the crab fritters.
From the Garden
Argula and Apple Salad (I ordered) – Delicious! Arugula, lettuce greens, apple, candied walnuts, raisins, and blue cheese tossed in apple cider vinaigrette. My kind of salad. The bite of arugula paired well with the apple. The walnuts added crunch. While the blue cheese added a tart creamy flavor.
Catfish and Grits – I tasted the fish and LOVED the breading mix because it was really crunchy but the fish was light and flakey on the inside. I do prefer to eat grits, but my friend said those were good too.
Peppercorn Tuna (I ordered) – Peppercorn tuna is one of my favorite dishes. I like a lot of peppercorns and this was prepared the way I like it. It was served with wasabi mashed potatoes. Genius! Not very spicy, but there was enough of the flavor there to know there was wasabi in it.
Pan-Seared Sirloin – Hubby said this was the best sirloin he had. He ordered medium rare.
Free formed apple tart with caramel sauce – I liked this but wish there had been more caramel sauce. Tasty!
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting – This was a little dense for carrot cake, but the flavor and frosting was good.
Almond Joy inspired mousse (I ordered) – I tasted all of the desserts and this was my favorite. It was chocolaty and creamy but not super sweet.
Inn on the Square
104 East Court Avenue
Greenwood SC 29649