I can’t believe it has taken me THIS long to visit Savannah Chop House. My first encounter with Chef Chris Tzorin was at the OC Fair last year when he was competing in a challenge I was attending. Then, I saw him at the Riviera magazine’s multi chef challenge at OC Mix where I sampled his offering for the challenge.
So now, a year later, I am experiencing a full meal by Chef Tzorin which began with Mozzarella in Carrozza ($7.95) an appetizer of grilled encrusted sourdough bread topped with tapenade and buffalo mozzarella. If you can imagine a mouthful of something luscious, yet light, this is it!!
We wanted to try so many things and didn’t think we’d have enough room in our stomachs for everything so we asked Chef Tzorin to make an appetizer portion of the New Zealand Double Rack of Lamb ($29 entree size) for us to try. I love lamb and so does my son and we devoured them with relish. Tender, juicy, and so succulent.
If you like seafood then there are several for you to try. Grilled Local Sea Bass ($20.95) is moist, flaky and perfectly prepared. Accompanied by an herb risotto and drizzled with basil oil and light beurre blanc, this is one of those dishes which is tasty and not heavy at all, even with the sauce.
Another fantastic dish is Day Boat Scallops Brulee ($25.95). Huge U10 scallops tastes like butter and the goodness of the sea. Seared perfectly on both sides, the potato corn hash is delicious and the basil emulsion kicks it up yet another notch.
Now comes the piece de resistance of the evening. Believe it or not, the Filet Stroganoff ($19.50) was my absolute favorite! Tender filet tips, mushrooms and pappardelle are tossed in an outrageous brandy dijon sauce. I asked for more sauce because I’m just a glutton like that! SO SO SO GOOD!! I’m anticipating returning for this dish alone!
It might be hard to find parking especially during dinner time, but valet parking is available for $4 so utilize this to avoid stress. Make a reservation too because it gets really busy! Kicked up comfort food in a really unexpected location!
Savannah Chop House
32441 Golden Lantern
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677