I Got My Mangia On at Sapori in Lexington

Grilled octopus with potatoes and house-made bacon

On Friday night, I went out with the hubs and a couple of friends. We decided to head to Sapori in Lexington. I had wanted to try it for a few months, and just never got the chance. I am REALLY glad we went there for dinner. We started out with a bottle of red wine, a cheese board, grilled octopus, and fried oysters. Everything was delectable. The cheese board had a great selection of cheeses, plus fresh honey comb, blueberries, walnuts, 2 types of jam, dried apricots, micro greens and 2 kinds of olives. The grilled octopus came with potatoes and their house-made bacon. It was insanely good. I had never had grilled octopus before, but now I’m a fan. The fried oysters melted in my mouth, and the red sauce that came with it was yummy!

For the main course, my husband and I split the 24oz porterhouse cut steak Florentine. It was cooked perfectly, and the side dishes of potatoes and cannelloni beans were a perfect compliment. My friends got the lasagna and the shrimp/scallop risotto. I got to try both and they were also amazing, especially the risotto. It was cooked perfectly and the scallops were seared properly.

Not pictured was the bananas foster cheesecake, and all the wine we drank. The staff there was amazing. The sommelier was knowledgable and picked wines that complimented all of our courses. The chef that cooked our steak came out, and we thanked him for cooking it the way we asked, which was not typical for the restaurant, but typical for the way it is cooked in Florence, Italy. The waitress was wonderful, and the owner made sure we were well taken care of. Overall, once of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had in Columbia. Thanks Sapori!

The cheese board
Fried oysters
24oz Steak Florentine
Lasagna and a green house salad
Scallop and Shrimp risotto
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