Savour Trumpets An Entrepreneur’s Taste And His Wife’s Touch
You could describe the new downtown restaurant as ‘eclectic chic’
Pete Reinwald, Tallahassee Magazine
Drew and Kim McLeod turned an available space on East Park Avenue into a place where diners could “savor life,” Kim says. Photo by Alicia Osborne
Before business began to heat up for the evening, Drew McLeod emerged from the kitchen of his new Tallahassee restaurant in a chef coat.
One patch on the white garment trumpeted the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Educational Foundation. On the left breast, his name appeared in cursive, followed by “DGC,” all official looking and everything.
“I’m a certified Darn Good Cook,” McLeod said with a laugh.
Though not a certified chef, he believes he’s really cooking as owner of Savour, among the latest to join the Capital City’s growing downtown upscale dining scene.
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Chefs That Sizzle
Brian Knepper, Savour Tallahassee
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
While many children don’t know what they want to be when they grow up, Brian Knepper’s desire to become a chef was evident at a very early age. Knepper noted, “I was catering parties before I could drive. My mom and dad had to chauffeur me to various jobs.” Chef Brian’s passion for food has led him to some unlikely and interesting places — the best restaurants, hole in the wall markets, the fields and docks of local purveyors and even to forests and swamps filled with wild game.
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We couldn’t be more proud of our Executive Chef Brian Knepper for being selected as a top 3 finalist for FRLA’s Chef of the Year!
From the Press
Located in the downtown area and across from a park, the restaurant features inviting décor of exposed brick coupled with a touch of elegance that creates a cozy, intimate atmosphere. The chef creates an inventive menu that includes escargot pot pie, "never ever" chicken and a bone-in veal chop. Sides include flavorful truffled fingerling potatoes and pan-roasted Heirloom carrots. The staff is welcoming and attentive offering service with a touch of refinement.
Ralph - Open Table Diner
“From beginning to end, our dining experience was exceptional! Our dinners were prepared to perfection, the desserts were phenomenal, the restaurant is beautifully decorated with a feeling of relaxation and the staff were incredible! So thankful to have a place of this high caliber in Tallahassee!”
SpunkysMom - Trip Advisor
We went for our anniversary so we had a reservation on a Saturday night. It was at 6:30 and not busy at that moment but by 7:30 they were full. It is very glamorous in its decor and we got one of the two tops with super comfy chairs. The menus were already on the table set up in Frames. The waiter, Jason, brought us the drinks menu and we ordered from the bar. I had just had scallops the night before so I was going to try the steak...but then they had a lovely snapper special on grits with a bourbon slaw. My husband ended up with the filet and asparagus. I tasted his filet, cooked perfectly at medium rare and seasoned well, delicious! It rivaled another new steak house in town just down the road. I mentioned to the server that everything was perfect but I would have liked more than just a tablespoon of slaw on top of the fish. He came back in a moment with a larger portion....Yes! We both had dessert, grown up keylime pie and flourless chocolate cake. They were both very good. All in all a great experience and I would go back.