The Berkshires- New/ Old restaurants
Have been away a while and noticed many changes. Has anyone tried Barood in Lenox? How about the new Greek restaurant that replaced the Mexican place on Main Street in Lee? I noticed 2 new Asian restaurants in Lee...Any recs there?
Heard that the elegant restaurant at The Orchards is changing. Does anyone know anything on that issue?
Would appreciate any new recommendations. Thanks, in advance, for your suggestions.
on the super high end of the $$$ scale, Wheatleigh at the Wheatleigh Inn remains spectacular. we've eaten there many times over the years and it is always just spectacular. any special dining needs are met with grace and brilliance (we've been with vegetarians, people with food allergies- gluten, nightshades,etc.). very $$$ and so worth it- spectacular setting right next to Tanglewood too. enjoy. frankbooth
I was just in Lee/Lenox a couple of days ago and will return this weekend. I generally don't eat in Lee because downtown is too "busy" for my choice in the warmer months. I do like Joe's Diner very much for breakfast. Haven't been to either the new Greek place (looks like basic pasta/pizza) nor the new bakery/cafe in town, but I have high hopes for both, particularly the latter, which was packed Tuesday and Wednesday. I have been to Barood--it's a good creperie. Haven't been to the Asian restaurants; my standby is Panda House on the Lenox/Pittsfield line (for eat in only, not take out). I expect all of the places to be packed this weekend for Mother's Day!
We had dinner at Chez Nous about two weeks ago and it was absolutely wonderful. Truffled brie salad was amazing, and the short ribs were meaty, tender, and flavorful. My husband had the rack of lamb, which he said was great. We shared their signature dessert, a blond brownie with caramel sauce, rum soaked raisins, and ice cream. Fantastic. Can't wait to go back.
We absolutely adore Chez Nous, but unfortunately it's so far from us. Last time we were there -- Fall -- I remember having the rack of lamb, which was perfect. What does stick out in my mind was the fabulous sticky toffee pudding. I recently emailed the chef/owner Rachel for the recipe and she was kind enough to share it.
re: Trixie Too
AGH, Chez Nous used to be "From Ketchup to Caviar", Route 20, downtown Lee MA. I prefer both Mill on the Floss and Chez Nous to Zinc; haven't yet tried John Andrews, though it has lots of fans on these boards. Chez Nous is less expensive than Mill and Zinc; lots of nice "country French" options--very good terrines, pates, rillettes. Haven't been to Spice in Pittsfield, either.
We've been to all these places,except Spice,and the diffiiculty here is usually having only two days there and so many good restaurants to go to!
Che' Nous is outstanding!
Their sauces compliment well-prepared plates and that really brings the food to life.Their many french options are difficult to choose from.
Their short ribs are the best I've ever had!
We always reserve one night at Che' Nous.
Mill is also fine and we always avoid Zinc.
We've found Zinc has poor service,mediocre food served slowly and sometimes cold.
Maybe it's "just us" but we see no reason to even waste a meal at Zinc.
John Andrews iis great!
We've been there many ,many times and their risottos are out of this world.
We've never had a a bad meal at JA.
This is a small intimate setting out-of-town and a real pleasure to go to.
You might want to try Rouge in West Stockbridge also.
This is another really great place to go to.
Fine food in a small intimate setting.
Frankbooth's excellent post (the next post) about Wheatleigh hits the nail right on the head.
Nothing is quite like Wheatleigh for an outstanding dining experience.
Like frank said bring lots of $$$ and remember you get what you pay for.