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by The Breeze
May 7, 2005
I chose a wood-fired tomato and fresh mozzarella pizza with parmesan and fresh basil baked over the open fire right in the restaurant. To accompany it, I had a salad of mixed field greens, golden raisins, toasted almonds, and goat cheese topped with a blood-orange vinaigrette. Everything was superb, especially the dessert - milk chocolate creme brulee.
From journal Under the Spell of Charleston
by smmmarti guide
April 9, 2002
Café Blossom is situated near the Place Vendue, which makes it a convenient and likely stop after a long site-seeing stroll through Charleston’s historic districts. It is one of the more upscale restaurants that is open for lunch and features a signature display kitchen and wood burning oven.
Light, airy and busy, the restaurant also has the option of al fresco dining in the little court yard that runs the length of the café. We choose to stay indoors as it was a bit chilly that morning and we’d been bracing ourselves in the brisk wind for hours. Sitting right before the roaring fire of the brick oven was a comfort and pleasure as the scent wafted round our heads and up to the cathedral ceilings at the center of the restaurant.
How can you go someplace where a wood-burning oven takes such center stage without ordering a pizza? We couldn’t and decided immediately to try the four cheese and the Stomboli version (with Oak Roasted Chicken, Red Onion, Pepperoncinis, Roma Tomatoes, Provolone and Parmesan on a Tomato-Mushroom Ragout) of the specialty of the house. The wood oven really did make a difference influencing the flavors of all the ingredients used. It was terrific.
Other menu items include pastas and risottos, wasabi rubbed tuna, artichoke crusted pork chops and tuna nicoise. The desserts and pastries are all made in house and even though Tiramisu and Sour Cream Apple Tart are hard to resist, we managed to be satisfied with our pizzas for our light lunch introduction to Cafe Blossom’s delicious fare
From journal Charleston Charms