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6th Annual Chocoholic Frolic

This year, the Chocoholic Frolic can be enjoyed all month long!  All you need to do is purchase your passport from Savannah Menu, and keep it on you for when you visit restaurants like Ruth’s Chris, B. Mathews, Chili’s, Wright Square Cafe, Cupcake Emporium, Jazz’d Tapas Bar, River Street Sweets, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, ele Fine Fusion, Thrive, Aqua Star, and the delicious Alligator Soul.  Present your passport for a free chocolate treat!  100% of the procedes benefit local breast cancer research.

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Fondue to arrive in Savannah soon!

 I don’t usually pay much attention to chain restaurants,  being a firm believer in patronizing our local eateries.  However, over the years, we’ve had so many  calls and emails from readers longing for a fondue place, that we’re happy to say that The Melting Pot will soon bring us all the fondue we could want, from cheese to chocolate and everything in between. Opening of the Broughton Street eatery is currently scheduled for late August.

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Chocoholic dream come true!

Cheryl of Back in the Day Bakery has created a cake of made with dark Scharffen Berger Chocolate and then is topped with buttercream icing that will melt in your mouth!

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Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, Now Open Sundays, 5 pm to Midnight

A bit more Sunday life has been added to downtown wining and dining with Lulu’s new hours. Sunday nights, 5 pm till Midnight, with full Dessert and Bar Menus. And starting Sept. 21, Sunday Brunch will be served, too. More on that soon!

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What’s your PERFECT Valentine’s Day dinner?

Recently, in the midst of pondering our own choices for Valentine’s Dinner, we decided to poll our regular SavannahBest readers. So we sent a question, “What is your choice for a perfect, romantic Valentine’s Dinner?”  to a good sampling of them. 
We anticipated a preponderance of beef or seafood or fish, or perhaps poultry, lamb, veal or wild game. We’re keeping the poll open till Feb. 1st, so the responses are not all in yet, but so far, it seems, SavannahBest readers are as diverse and eclectic in their tastes as the eateries (not including Southern soul food, of which there is an abundance) that dot Savannah’s culinary landscape. Of dozens of replies, no two had exactly the same main course or appetizer. For dessert, however, chocolate seems to be a potential winner.
 
Herewith, a small sample of responses.
 
“My favorite would be Sushi, which I find to be a rare art,” says Rebecca. The chef puts so much love and energy into the preparation and presentation, I find it a precious treat!
I would pair it with an exquisite white wine. And of course, dessert. Something light, but chocolate!  Perhaps some green tea ice cream and warm chocoate sauce drizzled on top. 
 
“Fondue would be my choice for first course, main course and of course, for dessert.    Fondue is much more interactive than your usual dinner,” was Heather’s succinct choice.
 
Chef about town, Alicia Cannon, suggests a dinner she recently made for a couple in their new home (thus far without much in the way of cooking appliances or equipment). I brought along my own barbeque unit and made due from there. The menu, which they loved, was as follows:
 
Grilled asparagus with a balsamic reduction
Caesar salad
Grilled steak filet  with a mushroom Pinot sauce and lobster tails
Rosemary whipped potatoes and fresh grilled green beans
Chocolate decadent torte with a raspberry sauce and chocolate dipped strawberries.
 
The more we read, the hungrier we got.
Another delectable menu came from Jenn:
Appetizer:  Warm and soft rosemary focaccia served with sweet herb and sun dried tomato olive oil for dipping
A small cup of lobster bisque (this is probably cheating, but I’m going to say Sapphire Grill-esque!)
Entre: Seared tuna mignon rubbed with black pepper and brushed with a ginger-soy vinaigrette (hint of citrus) served with Melted tomatoes and Grilled asparagus brushed with melted garlic butter
Wine: A Clos Du Val chardonnay
Dessert: Two dark chocolate truffles (total of four; two for each person).  The first has a dark chocolate ganache inside and the outer shell is topped with powdered cocoa; the second has a mint chocolate ganache inside and the other shell is topped with culinary gold dust .
 
For the moment, anyway, we’ll end our responses with one from an exceedingly practical, “cut to the chase” kind of gal.
 
“I choose sex for dinner with chocolate and wine.” – Emily
Feel free to comment with YOUR perfect Valentine’s Day dinner.

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