I have wanted to taste Peninsula Grill’s popular coconut cake for some time now. Recently I decided to take the plunge and order a slice. It was rainy day in downtown Charleston so it seemed like a good excuse for dessert.
The experience was everything I anticipated it to be. Even ordering this slice of heaven was a wonderful experience. As I entered the wrought iron gate in the rain, I couldn’t help but notice the lovely sounds of laughter coming from the restaurant as I approached. When I entered into the restaurant and made my way to the bar, I was met by a delightful bartender and a romantic atmosphere. I ordered the renowned coconut cake and it came quite quickly, looking as beautiful as I imagined. Presentation was definitely a selling point of this 12-layer delectable delight.
But, once I took a bite, the presentation took a quick back seat to the mouth-watering taste of this dessert. The icing was sweet, but not too strong, and the actual cake was definitely worth all the hype. Even the chocolate syrup around the plate was nothing short of wonderful. I had to bring some back to my co-workers so I ordered another one to-go. Their rating was a perfect 10.
Peninsula Grill did it right by creating a dessert that has won many accolades, such as praise from Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart Living and the New York Times (to name just a few). This restaurant has made a name for itself, but even without this delicious dessert, Peninsula Grill is a great place to eat, drink and be merry.