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scrumptious SAvAnnAH T adria valdes onsite review may 2011 There’s a certain something about Savannah that can only be described as mystical. With a history dating back to 1733, each perfectly preserved building, cobblestone street and giant oak draped with moss seems to tell a story of bygone times. In fact, the city even harbors its fair share of ghost tales. And while its history and Old World charm are reason enough to delight visitors, Savannah’s thriving culinary scene is a whole other treat to experience. From traditional Southern comfort food, to some sinfully delicious sweets, Savannah is definitely home to some of this editor’s new, favorite dishes. “Savannah has a youthful exuberance about her cuisine,” says Jonathan Massey, executive chef of Rocks on the River and Rocks on the Roof, located in the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront. “In my eight years here, I have seen a remarkable increase in the quality of food and the appreciation by the locals. It’s great to see our chefs embrace the Southern comfort food that has lasted generations, but refining it at their own restaurants.” Even better, he adds enthusiastically, “We are in a kind of cool growth spurt right now.” 46 august 2011 southern comforts…with a twist We’ll start this culinary journey at two top hotels to book and their todie-for restaurants. The first charmer is the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, a member of the Kessler Collection and the first property we stayed at on a recent visit. Set on the city’s vibrant River Street, the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront offers a contemporary ambiance in the city’s historic district, close to shopping, dining and transportation. Located on the property’s first floor is Rocks on the River Modern Grill, a trendy restaurant that offers a modern twist on traditional American comfort food. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Rocks on the River serves up dishes like fried grouper with blue cheese coleslaw, meatloaf made with beef and Italian sausage, cheddar and jalapeno corn bread, and, this editor’s personal favorite, chicken and waffle sliders with boursin cheese and pepper jam. For pre- or post-dinner cocktails, tell your clients to head up to Rocks on the Roof. Complete with a cozy fire pit and live entertainment, Rocks on the Roof is the only rooftop bar in Savannah and boasts impressive

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend August 2011

Editor"s Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk: Regent Hotels & Resorts
Tour Talk: The Wayfarers
Africa Travel Options Mix the Classic with the New
Thailand's Koh Samui
Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia
Escaping to San Juan's Condado
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Central America: Roads Less Traveled
In Search of Flanders' Holy Ale
Downtown L.A. in the Thick of Things
Scrumptious Savannah
Cunard's Queen Elizabeth

Recommend August 2011