FRESH FOOD. VIBRANT DÉECOR. WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE.
by ANTHONY DAVID
Lulu Kitchen is ready to tantalize your taste buds. Owner and chef Scott Hastings and general manager Danny Pustovit have brought a vibrant and beachy feel to Hilton Head Island.
Located at Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head, Lulu Kitchen offers fresh ingredients combined with an eclectic seasonal menu. Lulu is adorned with bright, welcoming colors and a laid-back atmosphere. The décor includes royal blue booths and seating for 40 inside and 60 outside.
“Our goal is to make sure the guests are satisfied,” Hastings said. “We want to have a place people want to come back to.”
Hastings has a long history in the restaurant business. He started working as a young pot washer at a restaurant in The Hamptons in New York. There he developed the desire to be in the kitchen and create exquisite meals. After stints as a sous-chef and an executive chef Hastings and his wife, a Hilton Head native, Jennifer, decided the time was right to move South and open a place in the Lowcountry. With the help of Pustovit, Lulu Kitchen debuted in March.
The menu offers a variety of American favorites with a touch of Southern flair. With a ‘Farm to Table’ concept in mind, Chef Scott handpicks the freshest available produce and proteins. The entrees include a New York strip steak, pan-seared scallops and blackened chicken tagliatelle which features house-made pasta. Savory desserts include Death by Lemon or Chocolate Souffle. Hastings said he had the Lowcountry’s hot summer months in mind when concocting the delectable lemon dessert.
“It’s definitely something refreshing,” he said.
Along with Sunday brunch favorites, Lulu Kitchen offers the freshest Lowcountry oysters, May River Crab Bruschetta and a Spicy Crispy Shrimp Loaf, to name a few.
“I want every guest of ours to experience what we have created – exquisite food and drinks, exceptional service, warm and relaxed ambiance,” Pustovit said. “We want you to forget your worries and enjoy yourself and your loved ones each time you step through the door of Lulu Kitchen.”
Lulu Kitchen, named in the memory of the Hastings’ beloved dog, plans to be an integral part of the community. Hastings said the eatery expects to donate to charities and has collaborated with the Art League of HHI to display art from Lowcountry artists. “Having this place is going to be second to none,” Hastings said.
Open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 890 William Hilton Parkway Hilton Head Island, 843-802 4340. Lulukitchenhhi.com.