Savour- My New Favorite Charlottesville, Virginia Restaurant

Savour - An Eclectic Taste

Wow, we had a great dinner out with Richard and Kelley last night celebrating their wedding anniversary!  The atmosphere, food (both presentation and flavor) and service were excellent.  We dined at Savour in Charlottesville, Virginia.   Thank you’s go out to Chef Nafei and his wonderful staff.   After last night’s dinner, Savour moves into my favorite local restaurant spot followed close behind by Palladio at Barboursville Vineyards, the C & O in Charlottesville, Stonefire Station in Barboursville, and the BBQ Exchange in Gordonsville.  If you have not experienced fine dining at Savour, you need to check it out.  We started with appetizers ranging from steamed calamari with flying fish roe to salmon mousse to tuna tartar. Our entrees included rack lamb  (Karen’s favorite), rare tuna with a coating of wasabi and black pepper, skirt steak and a quail & lamb sausage Mélange.  The portions were large enough to share (which we did!) and every plate arrived at our table as a work of art.  During the evening our waitress proved attentive but not obtrusive allowing us to enjoy a leisurely feast. She also had the answer to every food and wine question we asked.  Karen’s  food allergies require correct information on ingredients which we often find hard to receive from wait staff (leading to a trip to the emergency room instead of finising a meal).  Chef Nafei and his crack kitchen staff create every item from scratch using fresh ingredients and don’t add any nasty MSG, so Karen can enjoy a much derserved dinner out.  After lingering over the last of our wine, desert and coffee arrived.  Once again the deserts were a work of art and delicious.  At lunchtime, I’ve found Savour to be a great business lunch destination.  Karen and I cannot wait for a cold rainy day to try the lunchtime lamb stew.  Yes, we’ll be heading back to Savour for dinner soon.  If you have not tried Savour, I would highly encourage a visit!

2/26/2011: Returning to Savour tonight, Karen and I could not have had a better dining experience for our 11th wedding anniversary.  The chef helped us select appetizers, entrees and dessert while our waitress provided prompt courteous service.  The atmosphere provide just the right setting.  If you have not dined with our friends at Savour, please give it a try!  Appetizer, entree and dessert for on $33 plus tax and gratuity (it’s delicious and a bargain for  penny pincher like me!!!).

About James Friend Dickerson

Real Estate Consultant As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts you first providing rigidly flexible service. James Dickerson provides a high level of service designed to fit each individual clients needs. Having received many awards from both the local Association of REALTORS and RE/MAX International, James is recognized as an authority on the local real estate market. The highest form of recognition James receives continues to be the many repeat clients who seek out his services time after time plus sending their relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors to James for their real estate needs. Contact James today for an interview to discuss your real estate needs. James is a licensed real estate sales person in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Charlottesville Solutions. Personal As a Central Virginia native (Born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle and Louisa Counties), James' youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, James' non-real estate activities include spending time with family & friends, traveling, stalking deer & spring gobblers, fly fishing, church and Masonic activities. James and his lovely bride Karen live between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Their dog Sammy passed away so they'll be adopting another dog soon through www.petfinders.com.
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