We enjoyed a wonderful evening out last night at Savour Tallahassee. This was our monthly “date night” and an early New Year’s Eve celebration. We have had a couple of great meals with them before and were really looking forward to this return visit. We arrived just before our 6:30 reservation. There was plenty of parking on Park right near the restaurant. It has warmed up a fair bit over the past few days and all the lights in the trees in Ponce de Leon and the other parks in the area were really beautiful. It was a great start to our night.
One of the owners greeted us as soon as we walked in the door. They gave us one of the “booth” tables in the main dining room. We really like those because we can sit side by side and there are small dividers so it always feels “private.” Our server Sam came over to welcome us. We ordered two glasses of the Valdo Prosecco DOC. We really enjoyed it. It has a pretty straw yellow color, a fine perlage, and a crisp fruity palate.
Teresa and I like to share plates. We decided the start the evening with one of the chef’s specials, a Lobster Arancini. The dish came with four pieces in a cast iron bowl which made it perfect for sharing. The balls were fried very crispy and served in a tomato-based sauce. The risotto and lobster were cooked perfectly. The dish was finished with parmesan cheese and herbs. The sauce was very flavorful, but I did feel like they could have used a bit more salt or a little heat.
We ordered the Baby Iceberg Wedge as our second course. This is one of my favorite dishes and I really like how they prepare it. They split it for us so this picture is a “half” of the full dish. The wedge is very fresh and crisp. The dish is served with heirloom tomatoes, bacon, gorgonzola crumbles, tarragon ranch, and tobacco onion strings. If you are a “wedge lover” like me, you will really like the dressing. They are really generous with the bacon and the onion strings, so you get some in every bite.
For our third course, we selected the Coffee Rubbed Bistro Tender. This is one of three steak dishes on the Savour menu. We really enjoy a flank steak. When Sam described how it was prepared, it seemed like the just right choice for us. They split it for us, so each of the pics below is half the dish. As you can see, it is a really generous portion. The steak is served with smashed fingerling potatoes, sugarcane and herb heirloom carrots, and cowboy butter. The beef was cooked perfectly, the carrots were really delicious, and the cowboy butter just made the dish. We definitely recommend this dish.
For dessert, Teresa and I each order our favorites. Teresa had the Lost Highways Honey-Lavender Creme Brulee and I had the Adult Key Lime Pie. The creme brulee was cooked perfectly. The key lime pie is made with fresh key limes, a Grand Marnier and Patron Silver custard, and a crushed walnut crust. It is delicious, but it is very tart. Sam brought me a small glass of Vietti Moscato d’Asti which is sweet and paired with the pie perfectly.
Our server Sam was knowledgeable, attentive, and set the right pace for our entire meal. His suggestions were spot on and he went “above and beyond” to ensure it was a fabulous evening. We want to thank him, the chef, owners Drew and Kim McLeod, and the entire staff at Savour for preparing such a great meal. It was a very romantic, satisfying , and relaxing way to wrap up the year.