My husband and I stopped in recently for the first time for a quick dinner on our way to a movie in Orangeville. We've been driving by for years but the exterior does little to let you know something interesting is happening here. Rumour had it there was good food to be found there but I couldn't find any reviews online. Their website could use updating and include a shot of the interior. It was time to try it out and we're glad we did. The food was very good and supports local growers, was well priced for the quality, served by personable wait staff but the interior could use a little tweaking. It was as if two people couldn't agree on recent design decisions resulting in some visual confusion. A hip, stone- faced bar counter greets you as you come in with nice spot lighting. A wonderful, toasted pumpkin coloured ceiling resembling pressed tin and a nice corner fireplace presented a warm, stylish country direction but the pale hospital green walls, generic artwork (apart from two nice black and white photographs) and a ho- hum hunting scene fabric on the one banquette lacked cohesion. The fabric is surely a nod to the equestrian set beating a path to the Running Fox across the road but the toasty orange ceiling has an argument with those red hunting jackets. Overhead pendant lighting doesn't cast the most pleasant light on the tables which could be offset with added votive lighting. Something that looked like it might hold a candle was on the table but no candle was present at dinner. The table presentation is fairly diner -like apart from handsome, square main course plates which is absolutely fine but, again, lack of design consistency diminishes the visual impression and ambience and dining out is a total experience: taste, sight, sound. Speaking of sound, the music, an odd assortment of '60's music lacked a consistent thread and could also use a little tweaking. I love a lot of '60
s music but the tempo didn't seem in line with dinner in a country setting. However, the bottom line is all about the food and I'd recommend this little tucked away spot at the corner of the Airport Rd. and Hwy 9. The wine list is brief but had a couple of interesting items. And finish with a FANTASTIC cappuccino- best I've had in a long time. There's a lot of potential here that's very welcome in an area not exactly filled with eating spots beyond Tim Horton's. If the interior matched the quality of the food and if they could get a license for outdoor seating in the summer months- people would be beating a path to the door. I sincerely wish them luck!
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