September 18, 2002
Regional specialties such as Chadd's Ford mushrooms were offered both in an appetizer (my partner's crab-stuffed mushroom) and my salad selection of mushrooms roasted in a delicate Marsala wine then tossed with baby lettuces and spring greens. After much speculation, I chose for a main course a savory horseradish-crusted cod that was served with leeks over garlic mashed potatoes. The horseradish and potatoes complimented each other perfectly. I would say this dish is a MUST. My partner's crisp roast duck was just that...crisp without a speck of fat and flavored delicately with some type of mango chutney. The dessert tray did not particularly appeal to us but we were impressed by the wine list. All in all the visit was a memorable one that we agreed we would like to return to with our spouses.
From journal The Brandywine Valley,Delaware