The Slow and Savory Review
Longing for something to remind her of the sea, Brandy was delighted to learn about the new brunch menu at The Savoy in Bucktown, an elegant spot that not only specializes in fresh seafood, but also in the finest varieties of absinthe the world has to offer. "Sounds just like my little cafe in Calais!" she exclaimed, and quickly enlisted her good friend Bailey Blue to join her.
The ladies started off with a couple of cocktails: for Bailey the house Bloody Mary and for Brandy a Passion Fruit Mimosa. Bailey's eyes grew wide when she was brought the massively intricate Bloody Mary, which was decked out with olives, tomatoes, bacon, herbs, and a freshly shucked oyster on the half shell. "I might not need an entree after this!" she exclaimed. Bailey found the drink to be plenty strong with a good kick of spice to offset the tanginess of it. Though bold for sure, the concoction was still somehow light in texture. Brandy's mimosa was fresh and clean with a really lovely softness to it and a vibrant ephervensense that is sometimes lost in a mimosa when there is an over balance of juice to champaign.
To finish off their meal with something sweet, Brandy ordered another cocktail by the name of This Morning's Milk, an ever changing concoction, inspired by childhood's favorite bowls of cereal. This particular day, the flavor was inspired by Reese's Pieces, a creamy mix of peanut butter and chocolate. Brandy found the drink to have a very slight, adult minded sweetness to it, with the chocolate coming as more of a cocoa powder hit and the peanut butter manifesting in a nutty aftertaste.
At only $55 for two entrees and three cocktails, The Savoy proved to be not only of fine quality, but also fair pricing. The service was quick and attentive and the dining room matched the food perfectly, in that it somehow seemed chic without seeming formal. As they were leaving, Bailey noticed Brandy stopping just for a second and closing her eyes, a slow smile spreading onto her face. "Something wrong?" Bailey asked. "Nothing at all dear. Just smelling the salt in the air," Brandy sighed.
*The writers of this blog were given the items mentioned in this blog post at no charge in exchange for an honest review.
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