I knew it was going to be a great evening even before we sat down..the hostess, looking at my wife's shawl, changed our table to one near the fireplace and our evening began with the warmth of crackling oak and the dazzle of a brilliant white tablecloth! The room is very comfortable, finely decorated, and with tables spaced for privacy and conversation. Our waiter, Max, promptly brought drinks and answered our questions about the menu...local products expertly prepared and served without the all-too-pervasive theatrics of many high-end establishments. I had a fois gras appetizer that had a pleasant, ginger powder crust - a flavor combination that was eye-opening. Following that, I had crab cakes made with pureed scallops as a binder (no breading whatsoever) and a radish slaw accompaniement that was the perfect textural and flavor counterpoint to the crab...outstanding. My wife had slow-cooked, locally raised beef, which had the texture and flavor of pot roast, but expertly seasoned and paired with roasted root vegetables so that it was many steps above comfort food. We had wine by the glass ...a full bodied merlot for my wife and Keswick's own chardonnay for me on Max's recommendations - they were perfect choices. The wine list is extensive and priced for all wallets.
Soothed and sated, we had tea and coffee as our dessert. The cost was $225, w/o tip, which we felt was a small price for two hours of fine food and new flavors in peaceful, relaxing surroundings.
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