Thursday, July 23, 2009

Savannah's Cafe

My friend Erica and I tried this trendy southern cafe in downtown St. Petersburg last night. I've heard so many good things about this place, and well, we thought we should try it. We're both very glad that we did. The food was amazing, and the service was excellent. Our waiter was quite attentive, and I'm sorry, but that's hard to come by in the Tampa Bay area. The atmosphere is very downhome like, but quite contemporary at the same time. It does give you that old Savannah feel.

For appetizers, we tried the Fried Green Tomatoes with roasted red pepper puree and topped with goat cheese mixed with pecans. The combination of flavors worked really well together. We also tried to Lobster Ravioli that was poached in lime butter sauce with a splash of tequila. I really could have made a meal out of this one. It was fantastic.

For our entree, we had the Candied Pecan Encrusted Grouper, which laid on a bed of sweet potato salad, with crispy beets and candied cranberries, sprinkled with a sweet balsamic vinaigrette. The fish was fresh and again, they know how to combine their flavors well. We did have a side of Fried Okra just to try, I have to say, I've never been a big fan of Okra, but Erika enjoyed it.

And finally, the dessert! We had this wonderful chocolate mouse on top of candied pecans, drizzled in caramel sauce, need I say more! It was heavenly!

All in all, it was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was great, the food was excellent, and the service was wonderful.

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