This week in Savannah is known as Oglethorpe’s Feast, more commonly called Restaurant Week.
From January 28th through February 6th (I know, that’s 10 days, but we’re not known for our math skills), 11 upscale restaurants are offering a 3-course meal for only $30!
While we try to stay away from chain restaurants, Kolin and I decided to try the Chart House during this Feast. This place was so fancy, they even put our name on the menu (I apologize for the quality of the pictures; I only had my cell phone)!
"THE SAVANNAH CHART HOUSE WELCOMES THE PODELL PARTY"
We started with bread and butter along with some tasty appetizers:
Fried Green Tomatoes
I am a HUGE fan of fried green tomatoes and hadn’t had a bad one in Savannah…but these fried green tomatoes had way too much going on to be enjoyable; the taste of cilantro overpowered the tomato.
The ceasar salad was smothered in homemade dressing and tasted delicious.
The clam chowder went down smooth with its creamy texture and light flavors.
Then it was time for the entrees:
Kolin ordered the spare ribs with mashed potatoes. The ribs were cooked perfectly with a tasty Cabernet demi. The potatoes, however, were dry and lacked flavor.
I chose the parmesan-crusted Hemingway snapper, topped with jumbo lump crab meat and drizzled in lemon shallot butter. Seem like a mouthful? It was. The flavors were to rich to enjoy, but the rice that came on the side was fantastic.
Dessert finished off the meal:
Kol enjoyed the Southern classic pecan pie while I chose the rich mud pie:
The meal had its ups-and-downs and taught us to stick to our guns when it came to only eating at local restaurants.