I absolutely love the fall, though in Savannah it is not for the same reasons I used to. Football returns, the weather cools (if we're lucky), and lots of annual local events are scheduled. 

This past Wednesday I attended the Best of Savannah party hosted by Savannah Magazine, with the lovely local author Shawndra Russell, for the second year in a row. First, I love any excuse to don a semi-fancy dress but I also love the chance to taste dishes from some of Savannah's best!

Everything we tasted this year was really great. From the corn bread crustini offered up by The Olde Pink House to the tasty chicken featured in sandwiches over at Zunzi's (who's Conquistador Sandwich was recently voted one of the Best Sandwiches in America by Adam Richman and the Travel Channel). So yummy! In fact, the last person to get a sample of the Zunzi's chicken said the sauce was so good they could have served it over napkins and she would have eaten it!

There were tons of desserts as well. Loads of cupcakes, Gigi's you definitely have mastered the art of delicious, and Leopold's was there with samples of their famous ice creams. 

For me the super surprising highlight of the event was Paul Kennedy Catering. I have not had any catering needs since I've arrived in Savannah (let's face it, I like to think I can cater my own parties), but if I ever do I am calling Paul. 

Shawndra & I thought we had gotten to taste all the non-dessert items when we spotted PKC in the corner. They offered two dishes (thank you!) and both are something I would absolutely want to eat at anytime, anywhere. There was a a lettuce cup/wrap with a Caribbean flair, as well as a piece of white chocolate covered bacon topped with chopped nuts. An absolutely perfect blend of sweet and salty. I plan on making a version at home soon.

Thanks to Savannah Magazine for hosting this event, which I hope to attend every year I live here! I highly recommend attending it to find a few new loves in the city. And for the cost of a ticket, you not only get to taste all of the amazing foods, but you also get wine and select bottled beers and beverages, too. Already looking forward to next year's event!

Oh, and I adore the Photo Booths! So fun! 

9/16/2012 02:14:21 am

And Shawndra's book giveaway is here: http://www.tastesavannah.com/1/post/2012/09/bonus-local-author-ebook-giveaway.html#comments


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