By Jan Todd
Last night my husband Tony & I impulsively decided to go to Concord Cove for supper. Of course, when the entrees average about $20, it is probably better to refer to it as “dinner”!
We go to Concord Cove about four or five times a year, one of our top choices for a “nice” restaurant. It is closer to our home than any other eating establishment, including fast food or even gas station diners. We live off of Allison Creek Road, which is about 8 miles from anywhere.
Concord Cove is located on Concord Road, close to the Catawba Power Plant on Lake Wylie, SC. It is in the building that used to be Granny’s Kitchen, a place I was always scared to go! Granny’s was known for country music and cold beer, so how it was transformed into a place with a real chef, I’ll never know!
Nevertheless, inside Concord Cove, you’ll find a quaint restaurant that is reminicient of an Italian cafe, several rooms with arched doorways, warm lighting, and murals that transform you to a European village. The menu has seafood, pasta, chicken, beef, and vegetarian selections (two!) ranging from $12 to $30 or so. Everything I’ve ever had there has been supurb, and I generally get something different each time.
Last night I ordered one of the specials, Veal Picatta, which was encrusted in a pecan breading, topped with lemon, capers and pecan pieces. It was fantastic! I’m not sure how much it cost, though. Tony paid!
I hate it when the waitress describes the specials in detail, but doesn’t mention the price. Usually I’m scared to order, and I would NEVER ask how much it is. Quite honestly, I’d order the specials more often if I had full disclosure. I mean, what if it were $80 bucks or something? That’s a little too special for me.
I suppose the veal was reasonably priced. Tony didn’t break out in a sweat or make a face when he got the bill. Of course, it was nice that the waitress didn’t charge for our drinks. She felt that the dinner was a bit long coming from the kitchen, and wanted us to be completely satisfied. (Of course, we were in no hurry, and were having a perfectly lovely time munching on the warm bread with flavored butters, but who were we to quibble?).
So – – out of 5 stars, I give it a 5 for last night’s dinner!
Taste – 5
Service – 5
Presentation – 4 (nothing special, but nice)
Price – 4 (good for the money, but on the pricey side nonetheless)
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