the cookbook

The beautifully photographed cookbook Peninsula Grill: Served with Style shares the story of how the Relais & Châteaux establishment catapulted onto the national dining scene with many accolades from Esquire, Bon Appétit, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, and Food & Wine—which named it one of America's top 50 hotel restaurants.

In addition to scores of never-before-revealed recipes for the Mobil Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond restaurant's sumptuous dishes, backstage stories abound. Readers learn how Peninsula Grill’s first pastry chef created a coconut cake so praised by Martha Stewart that it created a cottage industry, and how the wait staff established a style of service so graceful that it became the standard-bearer for fine dining in the region.

And the tales stretch beyond the culinary world: read how famed designer Amelia Handegan wrapped the dining room in velvet and Charleston's preeminent landscape architect Sheila Wertimer created its urban oasis garden out of a parking lot on the most valuable real estate corner in the state of South Carolina.