OWNER & HEAD CHEF
Mamadou "Sav" Savané
Sav grew up in Guinea, located on the west coast of Africa, and gleaned his cooking skills from his talented mother and sisters. Sav met his wife, Rachel, when she was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea. They moved to Lexington, Kentucky, Rachel's home prior to Peace Corps life, and started their family.
Sav spent many years cooking and grilling for family and friends, and finally made his dream come true by opening his own restaurant on South Limestone Street in 2008. He then jumped into the ice cream-making business, opening a place across the street from his restaurant four years later.
After years of running back and forth across the street, Sav wished to find a location that could combine the restaurant and ice cream business. Serendipity revealed a spot on Main Street close to Sav's home that could reach a broader section of the town. We welcome you to come visit the new SAV's!