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A Savory Experience

on February 15th, 2011
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by: Sophie Gayot

Chef Paul Shoemaker had a Chumash Indian blessing ceremony when Savory, his Malibu restaurant, opened. We’d like to believe that the sacred vibe of the Chumash permeates the California bistro, and that Savory will be a success.

Many elements are there for the beach town residents: an elegant, yet casual and welcoming décor; very fresh local produce; tasty cuisine; low prices (the most expensive dish is $16); a quality wine list; and very good service.

Learn more about chef Shoemaker with my exclusive video above, and explore some of his dishes with the photos below. You can read my review of Savory in our Restaurant section.

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You can click on each photo to enlarge to see dishes from Savory restaurant menu.
All photos by Sophie Gayot.

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  1. This joint is very over-rated. The food is fair, not great, and the service is unacceptably slow and dull.
    To say that Malibu is deprived of restaurants is non-sense. What about Guido’s, Nobu, Tony’s, Sage, Duke’s and at least a dozen others? If fact, for a town os 13,000 souls, the City if over-served for restaurants, no doubt because it attracts tourists. The critic who wrote this article should seek other ways to make a living.

    Comment by John Buckley — March 3, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

  2. […] also mentioned Cleo and Savory, two new restaurants, for their very reasonable prices. For more about new restaurants in Los […]

    Pingback by Sophie Gayot on KNX Business Hour radio show with Franl Mottek — April 22, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

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