Housemade lasagna – Mercato

Housemade lasagna - Mercato
Layered with sausage, ricotta, asiago, and mozzarella cheese. $17
Mercato, Charleston SC

I was a little disappointed with this dish. I expected something more, something that made it special. Don’t get me wrong, it was tasty but not something I would rave about. I really enjoyed everything prior to this dish so that’s probably why I wanted to end with a bang.

Espresso - Mercato
Espresso. $3.50

Pineapple Fountain, Charleston Waterfront Park
Pineapple Fountain, Charleston Waterfront Park. Perhaps it’s the botanist in me, but I absolutely love this fountain!

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Chicken liver toscana – Mercato

Chicken liver toscana - Mercato
Grilled flatbread, fig marmellata, and arugula salad. $7
Mercato, Charleston SC

This chicken pate is a classic Tuscan dish and Mercato did it justice! It was simply delicious! The fig marmellata provided sweetness and the bright, citrus-y arugula salad helped to cut the heaviness of the chicken liver. Noms!

Warm focaccia and olive oil - Mercato
Warm focaccia and olive oil. Complimentary.

Charleston Harbor
Charleston Harbor. The view would have been perfect if not for the gross plastic bags in the water, lol!

Mercato martini – Mercato

Mercato martini - Mercato

Firefly sweet tea vodka, housemade limoncello and lemon twist. $9.50
Mercato, Charleston SC

Mmm, what a great way to start a dinner! I really liked the combination of sweet tea vodka and limoncello. It was sweet, tart, and totally snuck up on me, lol!

Beach on Sullivan's Island
Beach on Sullivan’s Island. You can see the Charleston skyline and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in the distance.