Al Forno is situated in a charming log cabin, down a dirt road, behind a tall hedge. The wood burning stove, rustic furniture, and rough hewn walls made us feel that Abe Lincoln might pop in at any moment. Knowing his restaurant is difficult to locate, Frederico, the warm and gentle owner/chef was waiting for us outside with two umbrellas during a torrential storm. The early season menu was limited, but we found several things that looked appealing. Each course was brought out hot from the oven by the owner who happily explained each ingredient in his mostly fluent English. Frederico is an inspired chef who has a passion for cuisine. Everything was either good or excellent. The only reason I do not give Al Forno five stars is the lamb dish, which was marinated for hours in Malbec, but shaved off a larger shank and placed under the broiler to heat up, ended up a bit dry. Keep in mind I am being a little fussy here. Regardless, my wife and I left feeling happy and satisfied. Abe would have made a proclamation.
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