It's been a long time since I have had five star food service which to me is where they finish some of the food at the table. Since there was no snow in the foothills, it was like going to a Christmas winter wonderland. They had about six inches of snow on the ground and white lights as we entered. They had a wonderful fireplace going with a Christmas tree to the side, as well as, a fish tank. The place is warm and quiet, which was just what we were looking for. If you want wild, skip this place. With friends, you want to talk. You have to have two people to split a beef wellington. I'm not sure, if it was a classic recipe, because it didn't seem to have any pate or very little of it, but the puff pastry was excellent. They cooked the tenderloin rare and it was a huge chunk of meat--at least ten ounces each. Others at the table had the sea bass fish special and rack of lamb. Everyone was happy. Other reviews have said the place is too pricy. It does cost quite a bit, but you get what you pay for. You don't have to dress up either, unless you want to. Casual is fine. Think mountain lodge when you go skiing. Plan for a two to three hour meal with lots of conversation. Three of our meals were five courses (appetizer, soup, salad, entree, and dessert). If you ordered the beef wellington, it also came with a glass of tawny port. I have to mention the unique cold blueberry soup we all had. Everyone liked it and said the restaurant felt so warm and cozy that the cold soup went fine in winter. It was my birthday and the owner told us stories of one of her birthdays. It's family run, so I could imagine them having a service problem, if people come in without reservations. The night we were there they had two people to wait on guests plus the owner and one or two people in the kitchen. They took care of our table of four and another table of four, so our service was very good. They have limited hours this time of year from 5 pm to 8 pm on weekends and you also have to check on mountain weather. My friends have been here several times and have enjoyed it each time. I've been told they have lots of hummingbirds to look at outside, if you go in the summer. I would check their online menu and call to see what their planned special is. Also, please have a designated driver. You want to enjoy wine (not sure about beer, but ask ahead) with your meal and you don't want to drive those windy and sometimes snowy roads at night.
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