The Olde Pink House
|June 12, 2013||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Restaurants, Savannah|
It’s been awhile since I linked up with my girl Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for a What I Ate Wednesday post! Heck – it’s been awhile since I ate normal food though! Given that this week in pregnancy has been kinder to me I thought now is the time to get back in the game!
I thought it would be fun for this week’s WIAW to recap our awesome anniversary dinner at The Olde Pink House in Savannah! The Pink House has come widely recommended to us from our friends (Victoria!) and we have been waiting for a special occasion to give it a go. Bonus? We got to get dressed up.
Skirt: LOFT Top: Urban Outfitters Shoes: LOFT
Our dinner reservations were at 6PM so really a perfect time to get down to Savannah. The Olde Pink House is next to Planter’s Inn and is Savannah’s only 18th century mansion. It was built in 1771 by the Habersham family and has a long history (and it’s haunted!).
We were immediately seated upon arrival in rooms that were part of the old bank vaults from when the house was a bank. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and had great suggestions from the menu. We decided to indulge and start with two appetizers to share,
The one in the front is the southern sushi – smoked shrimp and grits rolled in coconut crusted nori. The wasabi style sauce took this dish to another level. It was definitely a favorite for us! The other appetizer was goat cheese stuffed artichoke fritters with red pepper and honey mustard sauce. This was great too but our hearts belonged to the southern sushi.
For our next course we decided to split the “BLT” – fried green tomatoes & sweet bacon with black pepper thyme buttermilk dressing salad. This salad has been featured on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” and it was absolutely delicious. I had never had a fried green tomato before and it was definitely a new taste.
For my main course I took the server’s recommendation and ordered the crab stuffed black grouper with white wine lemon sauce and mashed potatoes and asparagus. This was unreal. Chris and I both agreed that the crab stuffing and sauce made the dish.
I would be remiss to not mention that there was a snafu with our service. We waited 40 minutes for our main course because of an error in the kitchen. The manager kept telling us it would just be another minute which would turn into 10 several times. When our food finally did show up, Chris’ meal was served with the wrong side so we waited for that to be replaced. On top of that, it was a massive steak served with 3 slivers of fingerling potatoes. When you’re paying $$$ for a meal you kind of expect more … especially out of a chef’s special. While these errors were really annoying the server and management were incredibly accommodating. They ended up comping Chris’ meal and giving us free dessert.
Overall our food and experience was really good. I definitely think our service (kitchen error) was a fluke for the restaurant and the management went above and beyond to redeem our evening. I highly recommend if you’re in Savannah and looking for a nice dinner to check out the Olde Pink House! You can see the full menu HERE.
We ended our evening sitting at Rocks on the Roof and chatting. We knew that Emmalyne was in great hands with Victoria watching here … and getting real-time Twitter updates of their antics I have to say it was a pretty perfect anniversary celebration. Here’s to another year!
What’s the best restaurant you have ever eaten at?