How much fun is that? Green Palm Inn in Savannah, GA — a top-rated Savannah bed and breakfast inn — was invited to share an evening with Savannah’s pirates last week. Downtown Savannah’s historic Pirates’ House restaurant hosted a fund raiser for The Savannah Ocean Exchange (“Sharing Solutions that positively impact our ocean and coast”).
Appropriately labeled “Pirates of the Low Country” we celebrated 250 years of Low Country Cuisine. Food stations were strategically placed around the dining room of Savannah’s oldest restaurant. Each era of Savannah’s history had a food theme. First the 1700’s – “The Pirates” – showcased Pirate’s Cornish Pasties and Swashbucklers’ Grilled Organic Vegetables. Next we came to the 1800’s – Civil War Era – where we sampled Wild Georgia Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits, Sweet Potato Johnny Cakes with Apricot Jam and Duck Confit, Low Country Boil Lollipops with sweet corn reduction and finally BBQ pulled Pork on Crostini with Peach Chutney. Lastly was the 1900’s – Modern Times – where we enjoyed Oysters Daufuskie and Carolina Smoked Trout with Red Pepper Jelly. Wine tasting tables were set up by Shannon Vineyards of Georgia with about 6 of their Muscadine wines to sample. We also taste tested Chatham Artillery Punch compliments of Savannah’s Pirates’ House restaurant.
What a fabulous idea as a fund raiser for The Savannah Ocean Exchange! Each participant received a gift bag with goodies from the many sponsors. Within that bag we found a pirate hat, gold coins, and discounts from some of our local merchants. We heard a little of the history and the focus of the Savannah Ocean Exchange which was quite informative. Hurrah for the money raised for such a good cause!
We must always protect our Georgia coast line, especially for the fabulous bounties from the sea!!!
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