We went to 17 hundred 90 for dinner near the end of Savannah Restaurant Week. During this special time, diners are offered a three-course, prix-fixe menu for thirty dollars. We were dining with good friends who recently moved to Savannah.
This inn and restaurant is named for the year it was constructed. The brick walls, crystal chandeliers and live piano music give this place a great ambiance.
We began our first course choices with crab for the ladies and salads for the men. Miss Annette's Crab Stew was fairly smooth, except for the nice-sized pieces of crab. I considered licking the bowl to get every last drop, but in the name of decorum, quickly reconsidered.
The girls each chose scampi for dinner. Shrimp and scallops in a light, white wine garlic sauce with grape tomatoes and basil. Tiny whole carrots and asparagus, perfectly steamed came with it.
The arrival of dessert was a little delayed, but the piano man had a velvety, smooth voice. He entertained with a little Frank and a little Johnny. When he played Moon River, I felt as though we should all stand reverently with hands on heart.
For the sweet and final course, each chose blood orange creme brulee, but were a bit disappointed with it. It had an orange-y creamsicle flavor, but upon discussion, we felt it needed more time to set up and develop.
The texture was more like a warm egg custard, instead of dense and cool. Hmm... maybe it was supposed to be like that and merely needed to undergo a name change.
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