Posts Tagged French

Bar Food is THE place for Tuesday happy hour

Only  $1.00 for a bar drink…. usually a  special one every Tuesday…. don’t miss!  Plus their munchies are something else!  French/Asian…. can’t beat that.

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A short vacation, then a cornucopia of delights from Papillote!

Ann Marie and Chef Herve (owners of Papillote) closed up shop to spend 10 days in Key West. Their return brought an abundance of wonderful new specials.  A Salade Nicoise (tuna, poached egg, lettuce, tomato, potatoes, anchovies, olives, haricot vert, and green peppers), authentic down to the last haricot vert!  Downright scrumptious! Soft shell crabs were n the menu too, as well as the piece de resistance, Baked Brie Vol-au-Vent (Brie in a puff pastry shell, topped with an arugula, fennel, and sliced orange salad, with a honey and raspberry vinaigrette) !  My fervent hope is that this sublime dish goes on the regular menu soon and forever.

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Pino Venetico Waves His Wand

Pino Venetico waved his magic wand and almost overnight transformed an old favorite into what he clearly hopes will soon be a new favorite. It was sad to walk into the new Broughton & Bull, where for most of the 15 years I’ve lived in Savannah, I’ve spent so many lovely hours over cocktails or food or both at Il Pasticcio. But times change and restaurants change. A couple of weeks ago, sans fanfare or warning Il Pasticcio morphed into Broughton & Bull. Two of us stopped in for a quick sample of the new fare. I had the appetizer, frogs legs, served with a light chili pepper sauce and a hint of Gorgonzola. The legs appeared to come from a super sized bullfrog. Delicious, and the three of these guys were plenty for an entrée! My companion tucked into the big 9 oz. crab cake served with roasted corn salsa and some fresh baby asparagus. That, too, was a big bold portion, and excellent. Overall, the menu seems to be New South, with some Italian and French flair. Definitely promising.

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Best Fish Dish in Town

Fish just doesn’t get any better than tilapia or flounder or the other freshest catch of the day as served in Papillote’s “en papillote.”  Served with one kind of Pasta or another, such as Greek orzo, plus straight from the garden-tasting veggies (recently tomato, fennel, and orange segments) this luxurious-flavored  wonder is not steamed in parchment per tradition, but in foil, safer and easier and every bit as luscious! “en papillote” is probably the deepest and richest flavored of all fish dishes, and for the health conscious, very low in fat and calories; super high in nutrients!  These Friday Specialties are available for about $11.99.

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Carry-out your French Dinner!

If you love French food, the place to have it is Papillote. If you love good food and don’t want to pay restaurant prices, the place to get it is Papillote!  Check out our latest restaurant review at : http://www.savannahbest.com/dining/papillote.htm

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Papillote…French Goodness!

We tried it and we loved it! The first genuine French meal we’ve ever had in Savannah! It’s all take-out, but it’s as truly French as one could imagine. For this first foray into this little spot,  we got their Tartine, an open-faced sandwich on brioche style bread, this one with roquefort, pears and  walnuts, served open faced served with an array of spring greens with a ginger vinaigrette. This sandwich, tart and sweet, crisp and creamy, simply could not be improved upon! We also had a Bouchee a la Reine filled with hearty chunks of  chicken, mushrooms, and carmelized onions, in a beautifully creamy sauce,  all encased in a puff pastry wrap. Topping the whole meal off was a Gateau Breton, a crumbly, buttery cake from the chef’s own region, Brittany. Plus we sampled the Gilded Brownie, a fudge chocolate concoction topped with an edible 23K gold leaf. Can’t beat that. Hours have already been extended to go from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.  Wine is coming soon.  Call 232-1881 if you  wish to order in advance.

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