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Alsama Jun 3, 2011 01:33 PM

I am going with a group of four to Saffron for the first time(everyone's first time actually) next Wednesday and I am looking for suggestions or stand out dishes that should not be missed. We are not pickey eaters. Thanks in advance for the help.

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    KTFoley RE: Alsama Jun 3, 2011 01:53 PM

    This is from last fall, but one theme is probably still applicable: can't go wrong with the tasting menu.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/723392

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      Alsama RE: KTFoley Jun 3, 2011 02:28 PM

      Looking for more suggestions on dishes and it doesn't look like there is a tasting menu right now.

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        Jordan RE: Alsama Jun 3, 2011 04:42 PM

        Assuming the menu on the website is the current one, these are the dishes I've had that I wholeheartedly recommend:

        Fried mussels
        Deviled eggs
        Beef carpaccio (in fact, order two of these!)
        Chicken bisteeya
        Parisian gnocchi

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          BigSal RE: Jordan Jun 3, 2011 06:43 PM

          We just went to Saffron a few weeks ago, and I would order the fried mussels, beef carpaccio (so addicting), and chicken entree again. My husband had the gnocchi an loved it. I have not had a bad dish there yet.

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          kevin47 RE: Alsama Jun 4, 2011 10:52 AM

          The lamb brains and Haloumi cheese are standout appetizers. I also love the chicken with eggplant lavosh and the lamb BLT. Be sure to try a cocktail or two as well.

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            Alsama RE: kevin47 Jun 7, 2011 02:27 PM

            Thanks for the tips. Will be eating there tomorrow night.

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        ffthought RE: Alsama Jul 7, 2011 03:49 PM

        Saffron reopened yesterday with a new menu. Report back and tell us how the re-vamp is.
        http://blogs.mspmag.com/foodiefile/20...

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          Quince RE: ffthought Jul 30, 2011 08:34 PM

          Went to Saffron today for the first time. We had the giant beans, octopus, chicken and porcini croquettes, fried cauliflower, bisteeya, and slow cooked green beans. The octopus, green beans and croquettes were the stand out dishes. Although the bisteeya was also very tasty, it was also pretty small. Don't miss the green beans! They weren't much to look at, but they were incredibly flavorful.

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