Chef and owner Steven Perrone hasn't missed a beat.
He, along with his with wife Eileen and staff, have continued to provide the same elegant and exciting food curbside and take-out during the limited operations restaurants were under.
It was a challenge at first, given the high-end meals he creates. These dishes weren't really meant for being given out curbside. In a take-out box, mind you.
But, with the effort from everyone, they succeeded in staying alive and relevant. Their committed base of customers didn't forget them or the flavorful, unique food.
It's why they received one of our Outstanding Service awards. It was well earned.
When South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster allowed outside dining to resume, Perrone was already on it. He turned the open-side of his restaurant into a culinary dream getaway.
The fencing was fresh and the tree limbs set the perfect ambiance. The dining chairs and tables matched an outside experience, but kept the restaurant's glorious and pristine nature.
It truly is a dining experience not to be missed.
We made reservations for 6 p.m. Saturday night. Again, knowing the history of the eatery, you plan ahead as tables fill fast and most definitely don't want your wait to be too long.
We were seated in the back of the outside dining area. It was the perfect spot to see the area with full view and enjoy a great meal with adequate spacing amongst other guests.
The appetizers we had were a Pork and Kimchi Eggroll and a Tuna Crudo. Both fresh, flavorful and fulfilling.
Both reminded me of tastes I experienced at this year's Charleston Wine and Food festival. They were that good.
As good as those were, we were there for the main event.
The awesome and famous steaks.
We both had the 45-day dry-aged Rib eyes, bone in. The only way to go.
Both steaks were cooked medium rare and seared. Perfectly done.
We were both served an exquisite Amarone red wine, bold in flavor and perfectly paired with the steaks.
Our meal at Perrone's Restaurant and Bar, as always, was superb. But, the outside dining experience sent it to another level. Out of this world.
The culinary adventure of Georgetown County is going to look different after the Covid-19 pandemic. That's for sure. In some areas good, others bad.
However, if Perrone is able to keep this outside dining area, it's going to be a game changer.
And will enhance their motto of "changing lives one dish at a time."