First Look: The Florence, Hugh Acheson's New Savannah RestaurantBy Christopher Hassiotis | July 1, 2014 By Christopher Hassiotis | July 1, 2014
Hugh Acheson's been on a roll recently, with the recent publication of a pickling book and the opening of the Mexican-inspired restaurant Cinco y Diez in Athens. Next up in his expanding empire? The Florence, an Italian eatery that opened this week in Savannah. The restaurant brings the same level of culinary finesse and attention to Southern ingredients as his original Athens spot Five & Ten and his Atlanta heavyweight Empire State South. The restaurateur, food celebrity and Top Chef judge isn't the one cooking or behind all the dishes, but his attention to details shows up in the Florence's decor, layout and menu, and his assembled team features veterans of all his restaurants. Savannah's a five-hour trip from Atlanta, but Acheson's new restaurant may elevate that city's dining scene and provide yet another reason to visit our coastal neighbor.
1B West Victory Dr., Savannah; 912-234-5522