Friday, January 31, 2014

Romantic Foods Of Love In #Savannah: A Roadmap to Valentine's Best Foods or Any Day Romantic Weekend On The #Georgia Coast!

SAVANNAH Georgia (January 27, 2014) --- To savor the romantic foods of love in America's Deep South, get away to Savannah for a Valentine's Day weekend or romantic getaway any day.

From classic southern standouts to serendipitously scatting about, Romantic Inns in Savannah opens up a swath of ideas (a red carpet to their secrets!) for a romantic getaway to romantic places and romantic foods you may have overlooked. Check out these romantic places on our Pinterest board -- Romantic Foods of Love in Savannah, Georgia USA.
“There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection.... Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.” ― Judith Martin [italics and bold added for emphasis.]
The classic food of love -- a red Bordeaux
dessert wine and Chocolate Torte at
The Olde Pink House on Reynolds Square
in Savannah's National Landmark
Historic District. Photo © Sandy Traub

Let Savannah Romance You!   ... Arrive any time!

It's easy to romanticize about Savannah's by-gone Golden Era amid 18th Century historic squares and 19th Century historic architecture. The Romantic Inns' innkeepers will help you to find unexpected romance, foods of love, wine, and southern romance amid your adventures on historic Georgia's USA east coast.

Begin here! We'll introduce you to romantic places to find foods of love -- Alcohol, Almond, Asparagus, Avocado, Banana, Basil, Caviar, Champagne, Chocolate, Figs., Garlic, Ginseng, Honey, Hot Chilies, Pomegranates, Oysters, Radish, Red wine, Salmon, Truffles, Vanilla, Walnuts, and Watermelon.

Savannah's most romantic restaurant spots are often housed in reinvented mansions like The Olde Pink House, or colonial-era warehouses that serve up fine dining today at favorites like Alligator Soul or Vic's on the River, or the sophisticated auto service garage that is the popular, modern-day Soho South with a new menu and happy-chic-meets-eclectic-interior decor.

"Why not start at The Olde Pink House restaurant, a Savannah classic," recommends Diane McCray of Green Palm Inn.  "Start with an appetizer of Blackened Oysters on the Half Shell, watermelon relish, pear and apricot chutney, green tomato chow chow. Or, simply stop for dessert -- the Praline Basket that includes almonds, or the Chocolate Torte (left in photo), with sparkling red wine."

Serving French cuisine in Savannah, Brassiere features Fresh Catch of ricotta gnocchi, arugula pistou, roasted mushrooms, lemon caviar sauce.
"When we stopped at Brassiere the chef reminded us of the restaurant's Valentine's Day (February 14, 2014) tasting -- $85/per person. It is already three-quarters booked, he advised.
If you are early diners or simply prefer something lighter during the day, here are two really nice ideas: (1) From the Jepson Museum Cafe try Prosciutto, Fig and Brie Panini with arugula and honey sage butter. (2) And from Gryphon cafe located on Madison Square, select Prosciutto, fig spread, goat cheese and arugula on toasted country bread.
Le Chai wine shop at Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah,
featuring a climate controlled wine cellar.
Photo © Adam Kuehl / Sandy Traub
A delightful Saturday-only option is to wonder in  the open-air Forsyth Farmer's Market (near Park Avenue on the south end) to pick up farm fresh asparagus, garlic, hot chilies, breakfast radishes, walnuts and watermelon. While you're in the neighborhood, stop into Le Chai for a bottle or two of delightfully sexy red or rose' wine. Specializing in the wines of Europe the wine shop proprietor, Christian Depken offers impeccable recommendations. After all, you're right at Forsyth Park, a prime spot for an impromptu romantic picnic!  

The Romantic Inns' innkeepers are the historic Savannah bed and breakfast insiders, always in tune to the romantic things to do in Savannah and the most romantic places to eat in Savannah. They know well the colonnades of best places where it's wonderfully easy to romanticize in Georgia's Oldest City -- lingering under the Live Oak tree arbors or southern balconies, or dining on veranda-like porches and hidden gardens.

Here is a unique Savannah romantic dinner idea:
Reserve the Whitfield Square gazebo for a
catered, romantic evening for two!
Photo courtesy GA Economic Development
Romantic Foods of Love | Great Tips from Presidents' Quarters Inn

  • For alcohol, The Distillery specializes in infused alcohols, like a jalapeno vodka that the unique, retro pub uses  use for their Bloody Mary.  It is not a set menu for what they have, it changes just like the craft beers that are constantly changing.
  • For avocado, Tequila Town has the best guacamole that they make tableside to order.
  • For banana, the Crystal Beer Parlor, has a Banana Egg Roll dessert that has peanut butter and banana inside a crispy fried wonton, served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, and drizzled with chocolate syrup. Also for bananas, Presidents' Quarters offers Banana Foster French Toast -- French Toast topped with a buttery, caramelized brown sugar and banana mixture! Dessert for breakfast, so to speak!
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz
  • For truffles -- chocolate truffles, I would say Adam Turoni, who has Chocolat by Adam Turoni shop on Broughton Street. Adam uses Savannah Bee Company honey to make truffles. The local honey is inside! Wright Square CafĂ© has chocolate truffles with chilies inside -- a great combination of sweet and spicy!
Romantic Foods of Love | A Romantic Evening from Zeigler House Inn 
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
  • Let’s start off the evening with a romantic carriage ride to dinner. Weaving through the moss draped streets at dusk inside a beautiful carriage cannot be beat for romantic ambiance. 
  • For dinner, Alligator Soul is my choice for a cozy dinner for two. To start the meal a cocktail named Etta James will go well with their Oysters a la Soul and the smooth jazz and blues that always seems to be playing in the background. For the main course, my fave is the duck but anything from this menu is sure to please. Pair that with a nice bottle of wine from their ample wine list and you have the perfect dinner.
  • After dinner a stroll up Barnard Street to Factor’s Walk and down to the House of Mata Hari’s, Savannah’s speakeasy for a martini and dancing to live music. 
  • To top off the night I think a trip to Lulu’s Chocolate Bar for a little chocolate fondue for two and a glass of Champagne to toast the end to a perfect romantic evening in Savannah.
Romantic Ideas, Uniquely Savannah! | Southern Places & Food from McMillan Inn
  • Stop by Hueys on the River for a great riverside view and a warm beignet, served all day long.
  • Visit the Roundhouse Railroad Museum and walk aboard a Caboose to see what living quarters would have been like for the Caboose crew. Executive Cars from America's Romantic Era, and newly restored box cars are available to view. You will learn the history of the Southern Railroad when you hop aboard the train for a short ride.
  • While strolling on Broughton Street take a minute to stop in the Savannah Bee Company to sample southern, local honey. The Tupelo honey (harvested in Georgia), Sourwood, and Achaia are just a few of the selections available to taste. Try honeycomb too! It is a fun time and yummy experience.  
This southern romantic city brims with an aura of visual and historic beauty. Epitomizing the friendly people who enhance the welcoming experience, each B&B owner and innkeeper happily shares romantic ideas of things to do, places to see, and and what's best to eat and where.

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Copyright © Romantic Inns of Savannah / Sandy Traub


    1. How would you recommend reserving the gazebo in Whitfield Square? I've been trying to find a way online (my fiance and I are going to spend our honeymoon there in August), but nothing turns up.

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