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232 Meeting St.
Charleston , SC , United States http://www.eatatfig.com/
(843) 805-5900

Opened in 2003, FIG (an acronym for “Food Is Good”) showcases the French bistro–meets–low country cuisine of chef Mike Lata. He might serve Carolina Gold rice with a fish stew en cocotte or use local beef in his pot au feu. Lata is so obsessed with freshness and the provenance of ingredients that FIG has no giant walk-in fridge, just a few small ones. The smart wine list includes Lioco’s 2009 Indica, a cherry-inflected Rhône-style blend on tap.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

<a href="/bestnewchefs/?year=2002&chef=4FFEBE27-4016-4C32-B0B16AA3D4D1322A">Fabio Trabocchi (an F&W Best New Chef 2002)</a> bravely left his Washington, DC–area Maestro last year to take on the competitive Italian dining scene in Manhattan. Trabocchi has created a loyal following with a menu that puts more traditional dishes, like a classic lasagna from his native Le Marche region, alongside more inventive ones, like a tortellini of slow-cooked pork with wild mushroom cream and black truffles. Fiamma is one of only a few great restaurants wedged in between Soho’s endless boutiques.

We loved: Smoked potato gnocchi with red mullet and prosciutto.

Last updated 2013-01-10 15:17:26 UTC
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