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Top Savannah GA Restaurant | Alligator Soul

Top Savannah GA Restaurant | Alligator Soul

As the oldest city in Georgia, charming Savannah attracts people from around the world for its historic beauty, architecture, fashion and cuisine. In fact, it has quickly become a top culinary destination in America. Locals and tourists alike will assure you, it’s a food haven and as one of the top fine-dining restaurants in Savannah, Alligator Soul prides itself on offering its guests an experience of a lifetime. Select from stunning local day boat fish, classic shrimp and grits, the famous “Little Hilbo” Grilled Ribeye or go wild and try succulent Elk, Antelope, Rattlesnake and even Ostrich or Kangaroo.

Make a reservation at Alligator Soul and get ready for organic, farm-fresh ingredients and grass fed meat, organic made cocktails, house made desserts, exceptional service and unexpected personal touches. Located in Savannah’s historic district, Alligator Soul offers a unique dining experience, below ground in ca. 1885 Colonial grain cellars, making it one of the city’s most romantic restaurants.

Co-founders Hilary and Maureen Craig have won guests over with their love of extraordinary Southern Cuisine and Chef Stephen McLain continues to bring forward a highly rated menu to the table. So, if you’re looking for impeccable flavors, textures and ingredients or something-out-of-the-ordinary, make your way to Alligator Soul at 114 Barnard St in historic Savannah, Georgia.

“We care about and show that we are deeply mindful of the preferences and needs of each guest,” shares Maureen Craig. “Without words our restaurant’s staff will show you their best in their attitude, appearance and actions”. Attentive, efficient service “without hovering” was one editor’s comments when dining on a Monday night, unannounced.

We invite you to take a sneak peak into the Alligator Soul kitchen with Chef Stephen McLain and get a look at a new fan-favorite dish: Drunken Mussels.

In the Kitchen at Alligator Soul | Drunken Mussels

We invite you into the kitchen at Alligator Soul as Chef Stephen McLain lets you in on the incredible Drunken Mussels recipe!See the full post and recipe on our blog at: http://alligatorsoul.com/news-specials/

Posted by Alligator Soul on Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Alligator Soul Drunken Mussels Quick Recipe:

1. Oil and heat your pan and wait for it to get nice and hot
2. Rinse and scrub your Prince Edward Mussels (toss any already open mussels!)
3. Saute House-Smoked Tasso Ham with diced shallots. (in-house smoked & cured Tasso Ham is used at Alligator Soul, you may use any kind of Ham you like)
5. Place your Mussels in the pan and add Garlic to your liking
6. Add in diced Sweet Peppadews and let them steam and create nice aromatics
7. Add in a 1/2 ounce of PBR and some White Wine and Cold Cubed Butter to make a creamy sauce on and around the Mussels
8. Squeeze Lemon Juice to add a bit of acidity
9. Add a 1/2 ounce of Chicken Stock and let emulsify
10. Plate your Mussels from the outside in, in a circular motion into a tower, so not to crowd them
11. Pour the remaining ingredients in the pan over the Mussels so they can continue soaking in all the great flavors
12. Garnish your plate with freshly cut Scallions, Crumbled Sweet Corn Bread Muffin and enjoy!

Taste-Testers Say:

“This is a refreshing dish, with an amazing fragrance and many incredible tastes. Immediately the creamy and buttery beer/wine sauce made us melt and then “poof” we were woken up with a nice zing of garlic. The mussels were perfectly cooked and the peppers, cornbread crumbs and smoky ham made it a hearty dish, full of yummy flavors after yummy flavors. We made sure to get every last drop of the amazing sauce before saying goodbye to the Drunken Mussels, for now.”