Archive for March, 2013

Mustard of Another Kind

Years ago, my sociology professor invited a few of us students out to dinner. I don’t recall the reason for this, I don’t even remember his name, but I have always remembered one thing he said during the evening. “The only things spending a lot of money on are fine Scotch, fine caviar and fine mustanrd.” I understood the scotch and the caviar, but I was baffled by the mustard part. As far as I knew, mustard was the yellow stuff you put on hotdogs at ball games. Over the years, I discovered Grey Poupon Dijon, which is the only mustard I ever use since Except, of course, for the rare hot dog. But a couple of days ago, my husband came home with a jar of Savora mustard from Papillote. Try it, he said. So I opened the jar and put a dab on a cracker. Then I put more on the cracker and ate the whole thing. Delicious! A bit of Foodie Heaven, in fact. Since then, I’ve tried it on all sorts of things–cold cuts, meat loaf, turkey, roast beef. “Since 1899 the only condiment with 11 spices and aromatics” says the jar. All I can say is that it’s lovely, with a flavor that hints of sweetness and spice, with a woodsy undertone and hints of herbs….maybe rosemary and thyme. This little potion is good on everything, including those plain crackers onto which I’m still ladling it. Try it, folks, you’ll love it!

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Champagne Tasting Benefit

Sat, Mar 30, 5:30-8:30PM, Champagne tasting and more! Sip.Sweets.Shop,Fundraiser to benefit Telfair Mammography, PURE BARRE, 5521 Abercorn St, Suite 500, Savannah GA, $20, Door Prizes, Info: Karen Lee Paolicelli by email: arity@greenlabeldesigns.com

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The Elusive Quiche of Chef Herve

Papillote’s makes a lot of good eats, including plenty of delicious quiches. Some weeks ago, however, the Daily Specials included a quiche that sounded extra wonderful to me – one with smoked salmon and asparagus. My husband did as he often does and went downtown late in the afternoon and picked up one of these quiches, plus a few other goodies. That night, it was love at first bite. The blended flavors of asparagus and smoked salmon are a mixture made in heaven. The crust of this quiche is the lightest, most delicate I’ve had in many a year.

  I vowed to keep a close eye on the Specials menu so as not to miss this one. More than a week passed before it reappeared, and I asked Jack to go and pick one up. He did. Alas, they had already sold out.  I guess I wasn’t the only one to fall in love, I said. Next time it appeared, Jack called in advance to ask them to save one for us. They had already sold out. 

It was at least two more weeks before it reappeared on the menu.  Then, yesterday, there it was again. This time, we called and called and called. The line was constantly busy. Jack was going downtown anyway, and I pushed him to go early, so he showed up by 4 pm. No more quiche. But today, the chef had made some more. The minute I saw these elusive quiches on line, I called out to Jack. “Pick up the phone and call. They have more quiche!”  Jack called. Papillote was already sold out. It was only 2 pm!  If I ever get another of these deliciously vanishing quiches into my mouth, I’ll let y’all know.

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Treats and Specials for You and Your Pooch!

This Saturday, March 30, promises to be a great day for dog-loving foodies!  Blue Turtle Bistro and Femme Fatale Hair Salon will be two among every shop in the shopping center to devote this day to raising money for the Humane Society. The hair salon will be doing $10 hair cuts among other things, and Blue Turtle will have Happy (and Yappy)  Hour Specials all day long!  The Chef has whipped up some special treats for humans, plus some newly created doggie treats — peanut butter and bacon sound good to your pup?  Blue Turtle mixologist has also come up with some new cocktails to honor the four- legged set:  The Dalmation (Chocolate Vodka) cocktail, the French Bulldog (champagne +), and the Tabby Cat (Mimosa’s new cousin).  Have fun, and a happy yappy day!

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Nice Surprise at the Five Spot This Evening

Over in Habersham Village, the Five Spot has a luscious sounding special tonight. French inspired, it’s Salmon en Papillote salmon with squash, zucchini, tomato, swiss chard, lemon and roasted garlic with marrow butter all wrapped in parchment paper, over brown rice with cherries and fried capers. $15 Yum!

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Conviviality + Oysters = Smiles

One of the most popular networking events of the year is the annual Annual Oyster Roast Business Connection, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Business Connection. ”””””This, the 3rd annual event, will be this  Thurs.,, Mar 21, 530PM,  at Tubby’s in Thunderbolt  $10 Members, $25 Guests, Contact:  Cally D’Angelo   www.savannahchamber.com    Have fun, everyone!

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Solar Champions Tonight

Don’t forget, tonight is the night for fans of Solar Energy!  Solar Champions meet at 5:45 pm at Satisfied.  All newcomers welcomed!  Any questions, call Jack at 233-4288.

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