One of our day trips while we were on holidays in Charleston was to Fort Moultrie and the Fort Sumter National Monument, which is part of the National Park Service. This fort defended Charleston Harbor from the Revolutionary War to World War II. There was a lot of history to absorb while we were there. While I was there, I couldn’t help but think that the structure of the fort reminded me of Fort Wayne in Detroit. Both forts were designed to protect the water front, and both had a similar structure and feel to them.
We then returned to our loft, and got ready for dinner, as we had to change into attire fitting for dinner, as this is our habit, even on holidays. We were going that evening to a restaurant called Cypress. The restaurant was on the main drag as I recall of the downtown area. We started off with crab cakes and lobster bisque and both were well made, rich and creamy. I was going to have braised short ribs, but when I saw that they were accompanied by grits, I passed on one of my favorites and ordered a salmon dish that came with a very rich sauce and well prepared root vegetables, while my Bride ordered Wasabi Tuna with the usual accompaniments. We tried each other’s dishes as well, and we were both very satisfied. After dinner while we were enjoying some great coffee and a Grand Marnier Soufflé, we were both in heaven.
The wine list at Cypress was just as impressive as the menu. After being out at the fort as tourists during the day and getting overheated, when my Bride saw that they had Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2000, she could not be persuaded to try anything else. Since our trip to the Duckhorn Vineyards, I do have to agree with her, that they do make an excellent product. I did think that the Sauvignon Blanc went better with her tuna entrée, then with the salmon, and it made me understand her predilection for red wine with salmon, but that was a minor matter at the end of the day.