Mount Pleasant can soon expect a new French bistro and wine bar at the Sea Island Shopping Center. Co-owners Candice Mahala and Matthew Schulz of upcoming Bistro Toulouse met at the Culinary Institute of America, in 2001, and recently relocated to South Carolina with the hopes of opening their own restaurant. Schulz will be the executive chef and Mahala will be in charge of front of house and beverages. They hope to open in April.
The eatery will serve traditional brasserie cuisine, like bouillabaisse, cassoulet, and onion soup gratinée, in addition to house-made terrines, charcuterie and cheeses. Schulz's signature dish will be Cassoulet Toulousain, "a slow cooked stew of white beans, duck confit, sausages and pork."
This will be the fourth French-influenced restaurant to hit the Lowcountry this year. Behind Annie's Bistro, Chez Nous, Brasserie Gigi, and now Bistro Toulouse, Eater wonders, why all the sudden interest in France? Or is it just a tasty coincidence? May the best bistro win.
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