Charles jokes that I always order Eggs Benedict. Ever since he vocalized this, I try to make a point to order something else. Sometimes I fail. While we were in Charleston for our anniversary we had Sunday brunch at High Cotton, a true Southern restaurant, complete with a live jazz band playing in the corner.
The atmosphere at High Cotton feels like authentic Charleston. It oozes charm, and the look and feel of the restaurant takes you back in time. I wish that I had taken photos of the restaurant, but I was in “date mode” with my husband and was trying not to be in “blogger mode”. The space has a large bar/lounge in the middle, two airy and bright dining rooms in the front, and a large area for private events in the back. There was a mix of couple brunching, and large tables filled with families.
We sat at a table in the large front dining room sipped mimosas and read menus. Although I attempted to resist the Eggs Benedict, I just couldn’t say no to High Cotton’s Southern take on this dish. The poached eggs were served over fried green tomatoes, drown in hollandaise, and served with a side of grits. I might be from as far North as it gets, but I love grits, specially cheesy grits like these. My British husband was less thrilled with grits, and was very confused about what they are. I thought this was a fun Charleston brunch, High Cotton felt so “Southern” and it was a fitting way to spend Sunday Brunch.
High Cotton is located at 199 East Bay Street in Charleston, South Carolina. They do accept reservations, even for brunch!
Is anyone else similarly obsessed with Eggs Benedict?