Jessica's Restaurant at the Swift House Inn was a pleasure from start to finish. It has been a long time since we had enjoyed a dining experience so much.
A lovely dining room, (beautiful wood paneling and a low fire going) friendly host and server, and an interesting menu laid the groundwork for a delightful meal. This is a place where you would feel comfortable all dressed up for a special occasion or just in slacks and sweater.
First we were served freshly made sourdough and rye breads, and happily, were brought whipped butter in a dish rather than the (hated by me) pats of hard butter. My husband had wild boar sausages for his appetizer, and he loved it. I tried the lobster bisque which was out of this world good (and honestly, the best I have ever had). For entree, I had steak au poivre, It was done just as ordered, and the creamy sauce was set off by the crispy onions. My husband had the duck with blueberry and balsamic dressing. He frequently orders duck when dining out, and commented that this was the best duck he ever remembered having - moist and delicious.
For dessert, I had the maple creme brulee which was excellent, and my husband had a trio of sorbets, which, he said, tasted freshly made, and not too sweet.
Throughout, our server was relaxed and attentive at the same time. This was a lovely meal which we will remember as one of the better ones we have had anywhere in New England.