a bit pricey. The Back Porch Cafe definitely is one of the best restaurants in Rehoboth Beach. The ambiance is a mix of tiki-like structure and a bright dining room. My spouse and I ate there this fall and had a fine meal. The service was excellent throughout the meal, and all of the servers seemed well trained, a fair rarity at a beach place. For an appetizer, I ordered crispy veal sweetbread, celery root polenta, and fried parsnips, a difficult dish from a culinary point of view but a rewarding one to eat, It was perfectly done. My spouse ordered two appetizers, one of them in lieu of an entree, consisting of a chestnut crepe, porcini and prune, and gorgonzola cream dish, followed by a chesapeake jumbo crab ravioli and smoked tomato vin blanc, both of which caused her to repeat "the effort" Don't miss any of these delights if they again should appear on the menu. Then, my entree of rabbit loin, confit leg, hunter style cacciatore, and parsley fettuccini arrived. Both the rabbit and the fettuccini were excellent. Unfortunately, the cacciatore overwhelmed the plate and the palate, the only "miss" I've encountered at this restaurant plus seating at a very cool---temperature-wise---table.
As you have realized by now, The Back Porch has an extremely talented chef whose culinary imagination far exceeds many,many restaurants. Yes, there is an occasional pairing glitsch, but this oops easily overcome
by the superb other menu items, a copy of which I retained.
One bad bit of information is that this restaurant is open only from Memorial Day through the end of October. Do go, but plan accordingly.
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