Hours: Lunch and Dinner (Mon.-Sat.)
There’s nothing so gratifying as a culinary love story, especially when it culminates in what some call their favorite meals in Charleston. Husband and wife chefs/owners Enan and Jennifer Parezo first met while working on Seabrook Island, then held posts at Charleston Place. Jenn, a pastry chef, worked at The Sanctuary on Kiawah while helping Enan launch his catering and private chef business. Lucky for us, they opened Twenty Six Divine together in 2010. A petite and intimate venue on Upper King, the menu changes weekly, and guests are treated to surprise amuse bouches while awaiting their mains. So for example, while you anticipate your duck confit panini, or your house-made spinach ricotta gnocchi, Jenn might treat you to a shot of honey dew vanilla smoothie or a sweet potato vichyssoise. Elegance, surprise, and artistry make this place a sure bet. And since Jenn is a trained pastry chef, the made-from-scratch desserts will send you off on a dreamy sugar high. —Allston McCrady (Dish, Summer 2019)
An expanded dining room means full-service lunch as well as afternoon high tea (with reservations).