We were looking for a special treat to celebrate Bert's birthday and Cheryl being with us. Trip advisor pointed us to Terrapin Creek Cafe.
I've never been to a Michelin rated restaurant. I don't even know who does the actual rating.
But I'm thinking it means to have food that you've never had elsewhere. To have food that melts in your mouth with so much flavor. To enjoy a simple caesar salad that makes you shake your head that it can be so good.
We're lucky to be here on here on the off season. We had 5:30 reservations and were the first ones there. I had the mushroom soup which was delicious in flavor, but I'll chose the salad the next time. Bert, Ron, and Cheryl had their salads. Each claimed theirs to be the best.
I had the scallops which were perfected cooked and seasoned. I wish I'd had the polenta with it instead of the mashed potatoes. Cheryl had the short ribs and she loved it. Bert had the lamb and pasta - pass on this dish. It's mostly pasta. She loved the butternut squash and wished there was more of it. The lamb was shredded so you don't really get the full flavor.
Ron had the duck with kale and black rice. We all tasted each other's dishes and agree that the duck and scallops win best of!
Cheryl and I also had 2 oysters each. I could have gone for a dozen myself. They were awesome.
You can also order their bread with olive oil. I think our taste buds are not sophisticated enough - we wanted balsamic with the oil. So we used the butter instead.
Drinks - we wanted to save ourselves for the food, so we had hot tea. They have a wonderful individual ceramic teapot w/stainless lid. It kept my tea nice and hot. It was adorable and I went online and ordered one for Cheryl.
Deserts - I order the banana cream pie w/coconut, chocolate and caramel swirls. It was okay
Cheryl had the pann cotta which is the winner! The couple next to us ordered it after they saw us enjoying it so much and they were as happy with their selection.
We dined for a couple hours - it was just a most wonderful experience. The owners were about and the atmosphere was light and warm. Not stuffy and pretentious.
Definitely - we will return again. It is a true gem!