06 December 2012

The Gathering Cafe

Carrot Cake, The Gathering Cafe, Charleston, S.C.

I met with friends to try a new West Ashley restaurant this evening - The Gathering Cafe at Orange Grove and Sam Rittenburg. Now that I live West Ashley I am tickled to hear of tasty new places close to me with great food and plenty of parking. Thanks to my friends Kathy and Leah for the suggestion. From top to bottom although not in that order, we enjoyed the carrot cake, meatloaf, salmon, pork loin (mine) and a visit from chef/owner Nathan Conkle.

I notice that their web site offers printable coupons for a free dessert and glass of wine until 12/15. Go for it!
The Gathering Cafe in West Ashley is a casual, family owned and operated cafe-restaurant offering satisfying food choices to the community of Charleston. We strive to offer the freshest ingredients, and we strongly support the use of organic and local food sources.
Owner, chef and South Carolina native, Nathan Conkle, brings over fifteen years experience to the tables of this new cafe. The Gathering strives to create an atmosphere of comfort where  both individuals and families can gather and feel welcome. The Gathering also offers tasty, take-away choices for those on the move. Please join us in celebrating life's nourishing food!


Jack said...

They all look delicious. Presentation counts for a lot.

I would have started with the carrot cake. You need to know how much to allot for dessert before deciding what else you can eat.

Charlestonjoan said...

Well, we didn't actually start with it and we didn't need it but we had coupons for two desserts so how could we resist? I'm not sorry.

Lowandslow said...

Looks like a fun place. I wish I lived nearby.....I'd give it a try. :)


Catalyst said...

Just another great Joanie-place!

Marcheline said...

Dude, I would SO buy an entire carrot cake there, take it home, lock the doors, and plant myself face-first in it. Wouldn't come up for air until I'd licked the last of the cream-cheese frosting off the box! Nom nom nom nom nom!!!!!

Charlestonjoan said...

Low...it might be time for y'all to think of a visit :)

Charlestonjoan said...

I think it might be!

Charlestonjoan said...

Are you a carrot cake gal? I make a pretty decent one myself and I do lick the frosting bowl clean :)

Pixel Peeper said...

Roasted brussel sprouts!


Anonymous said...

A few Sundays ago my husband, daughter & I went there for their Sunday brunch after church. Very enjoyable to the palate. Then the following week a couple of our friends tried it too. Good review from them! Looking forward to going back!

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know, Chef Nathan will host a Brazilian Chef (Teca Thompson)guest in a dinner event to benefit the Trident United Way MUSC Campaign... please see below....
First Brazilianuts Gathering Night!
Join us for the first Brazilian Dinner Event in Charleston, SC.
Monday, January 14th, from 6:30 to 9 pm at
“The Gathering Cafe Restaurant”
Tickets are $60 per person + Tax & Gratuity. The price includes a five course dinner and a tasting of Brazilian beverages. Cash bar available.

15% of the proceeds will be donated to Trident United Way – MUSC Campaign.

Food will be on the table @ 6:30 pm. We suggest you sign in no later than 6:15pm.

Sorry…. tickets will not be sold at the restaurant….confirmation required!
Buy your ticket now at: http://www.brazilianuts.com/
Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/BrazilianutsEvents.

Feel free to pass this information on to anyone interested in tasting the Brazilian culinary.