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Learn the Secret Behind Charleston Grill’s Celebrated Crab Cake

Learn the Secret Behind Charleston Grill’s Celebrated Crab Cake

Want to experience the heart and soul of Charleston? Taste the local cuisine. Comprised of heirloom recipes proudly passed from one generation to the next, Lowcountry cuisine has evolved over the past 300 years. Today’s chefs reap the best local ingredients to create dishes that celebrate Charleston’s authentic flavors, including She Crab soup, shrimp and grits, Lowcountry boil, crab cakes and more.

“We are constantly adding and changing things on our menu. However, the one thing I can never remove from the Charleston Grill menu are the crab cakes; they are a favorite, and I’m sure there would be protests. Here’s the secret: the only thing that is holding them together is lump crab meat and love,” said Chef Michelle Weaver.

Chef Weaver commands the kitchen at the award-winning Charleston Grill. At this clubby restaurant located inside Belmond Charleston Place, her menu is divided into four categories, each reflective of its ingredients and preparation: Pure, Lush, Southern, and Cosmopolitan. One Southern dish that is a favorite among locals and visitors alike is her celebrated crab cake, and she’s sharing the recipe behind the magic!