You might expect good food in the PA Dutch country, but most places were just awful! John J. Jeffries was the culinary highlight of our trip. For an appetizer, we had grass-fed, aged steak tartar. It was smooth and rich; little surprises of seasoning added sparkle. "Pork Belly Love" seemed like an unlikely combination of pork belly (like mellow bacon), cantaloupe, mild chevre, and a slightly sweet port wine reduction. Love, indeed! My husband had a lamb steak with a rub that included coffee, which greatly intensified the flavors. My duck breast was served over rissoto and dressed with a merlot reduction. Perfection. There were many wine choices, but only one or two were under $40. Our $35 Cabernet was lovely after a little airing. The service was friendly, cordial and attentive. At $120 for dinner, this was an exceptional meal.
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