Interestingly enough, the menu is inspired by Southern and Native American foods. The barroom has at least seven, brewed-on-site beers made from only fresh hops and grains. A big favorite is their "Mead ale" which tastes closer to wine and is more to my preference. While there are several rooms available for parties of varying number, my experience was with a friend and fellow connoisseur of fine food.
After work on a Friday night we headed out to this spot and, not being terribly hungry, we started a meal by sharing an order of broiled sea scallops wrapped in bacon. They were sevred with an orange glaze over wild greens and tasted fresh, not watery. The dinner menu was the usual American fare with some regional innovations. My partner selected the grilled pok loin with maple glaze served with sweet potato and apple brown betty. I went with venison medallions served with artichoke poivre, sugar snap peas and mashed potatoes. I think my partner made the better choice as I was somewhat disappointed with the blah, overgrilled taste of the venison and nothing-special mashed potatoes. Still, the restaurant is a lovely place to take someone special for a romantic evening. There is a lot to talk about here, even if it's not the food.
October 8, 2002
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