Gwen Fowler



Chef Robert Carter opens new restaurant in Mount Pleasant

Posted 3/2/2012 1:46:00 PM

Chef Robert Carter has just opened his own restaurant in Mount Pleasant.

Carter’s Kitchen opened last week at the Inn at I’On in Mount Pleasant, and Carter envisions it as a neighborhood gathering place.

Carter was executive chef at Peninsula Grill from its opening in 1997 until summer 2011.

“With Carter’s Kitchen, I am creating a space based on a range of experiences from the kitchens of Europe to the culinary traditions of Charleston,” Carter said in a news release. “This will be a place where I can share and celebrate what I’ve learned throughout my journey. I want guests to feel as if they are joining my family and me around our dining table at home.”
Among the items on his dinner menu are caramelized cauliflower with country ham, tomato and a clam-caper vinaigrette; duck and pork boudin sausage over red rice and Creole mustard; crispy flounder and shrimp with tartar sauce and cheese grits; and wild mushroom farro with grilled leeks, braised kale and caramelized onion broth.

The restaurant is at 148 Civitas St. in the former home of Jacob’s Kitchen.

There will be seating for 60 in the dining room, seating for 20 in a separate chef’s room, and seating for 25 on an outdoor patio.

Before coming to the Peninsula Grill, Carter was executive chef at The Inn at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn.