Street Portraiture: Faces of Kissimmee, #21

16 East Dakin Avenue in downtown Kissimmee is an address you should make note of. There, you will find Savion’s Place, and you don’t want to miss this restaurant. The intimate surroundings and top-notch service create the perfect setting for the fresh and delicious food you will experience here, prepared by Chef Pouchon Savion.

Prior to opening Savion’s place in September of 2012, Chef Pouchon was Executive Chef at The Cheesecake Factory, Brio Tuscan Grille, and Seasons 52. Their website says Chef Pouchon was born in Haiti and raised in South Florida by a single mother. She instilled and nurtured his love for cooking, and we are fortunate here in Kissimmee to be beneficiaries of his experience and education.

Savion’s Place was the site of our Mother’s Day lunch last Sunday afternoon, and we were all delighted with the experience. At my own risk, I share with you that when it comes to restaurants, my mother is opinionated and difficult to please. I grew anxious when she told our server she had a message for the chef. Anxiety became elation when that message was, “…best I’ve ever had!” My nephew, Jared, devoured the lobster mac ‘n cheese; my sister inhaled the jambalaya; and four of us were extremely pleased with our choice of the grilled salmon – I got mine blackened. The sweet potato mash is over-the-top delicious, and by no means should you skip dessert.

As we finished our incredible meal and readied to leave the restaurant, I had the opportunity to approach Chef Pouchon and ask about taking a photo for my Faces of Kissimmee project. He graciously agreed.

"Chef Pouchon Savion" [Click image to enlarge or reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 1250, f/1.8 at 1/125 sec., 85 mm

“Chef Pouchon Savion” [Click image to enlarge or reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 1250, f/1.8 at 1/125 sec., 85 mm

 

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