Dining Treasures in Savannah
So, I've been visiting Savannah for a conference. I turned to this list to find some recommendations and scored 100%. Thanks.
Day 1 at Alligator Soul on Barnard. Outstanding. In our party, people had the steak, the lamb chops, the scallops and the crab cakes. ALL were spectacular. The curried pumpkin soup appetizer was brilliant.
Day 2: a.lure -- a bit noisy, trying to create a vibe. Food was amazing. I had the grilled marlin with grilled asparagus. The pan-fried scallop appetizer was also just delicious. Those were both daily specials. Others enjoyed menu items just as much. The mocha creme brulee was more like a mousse, but was absolutely delicious. The sorbet trio was also outstanding with highly original and flavourful combinations (prickly pear and lemongrass!)
Day 3: Local11ten. It's a little tougher to get to if you're staying downtown without a car (as we were). However, the walk on Bull St. is lovely and takes you through Forsythe park. We had a fabulous dinner! I had the artisan greens salad to start, others had gazpacho and mixed green salad. All were original and delicious. Mains included the pekin duck (not Peking!) which as not fatty or heavy. The skin was crisp, the sauce perfect. Scallops on a bed of black rice, which got rave reviews all round and the Atlantic Shrimp with grits -- also just delicious. Our desserts included the chocolate torte (very good), the strawberry-rhubarb pie, which had basil in it making a delicious but unusual taste, and the creme brulee, which might be the best one I've ever tasted.
Tomorrow our last meal in Savannah is brunch. We're going to Soho South Cafe. Hope it's as good as the dinners have been.