Monday, March 25, 2013

Sustainable Seafood at Pink House in Savannah

Crispy scored flounder is flaky and tasty
Historic home now serves Savannah as a favorite restaurant
The Olde Pink House Restaurant, located in historic Savannah on Abercorn Street, was built in 1771 as the private residence for the Habersham Family. Known for the fresh coastal seafood they serve, it was good fortune that brought me for a culinary visit. Our server informed us that we were dining in what had been the master bedroom of the house, which was in immaculate condition complete with a gas fireplace. The full bouquet of the 2010 Kaiken Ultra Malbec wine from Mendoza, Argentina also helped to ward off the chill from a wet weekend. As a Charlestonian, it was my duty to taste the she crab soup, and I can report it to be both creamy and salty. A server offered finely grated pepper and sherry to suit the taste of each customer, and I accepted the sherry which mingled perfectly with the chunks of crab in my bowl. An appetizer of shrimp with county ham served on a cheddar cheese grit cake was delicious. The signature dish is a crispy scored flounder with apricot shallot sauce served with geechie boy grits and collard greens. The flash fried fish meat flaked out by the forkful at each scored section, and the sauce reminded me of a sweet and sour taste. Don't forget that flounder has meat on both sides of the fish, making this is a large portion plate. Flounder is a sustainable seafood in the South and the flatfish preparation at the Pink House is a 'score' and almost as exciting as a slam dunk during March madness. Finally, locals recommend the sea scallops smothered in herb butter, mashed potatoes and green beans. The scallops were browned and not blackened and they ate with the tenderness that should be expected with these jumbo and sustainable seafood medallions. This historic building also served as a bank around 1821, but diners can still 'bank' on good service, tasty food and a fine all-around experience at the Olde Pink House.
Sustainable sea scallops, greens and starch

Our server granted a wish for our photo with Mr. Habersham's horse

To view past blog entires about sustainable seafood click here.

To view a blog entry about the Planters Inn, a historic inn of Savannah, click here.

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