Hearthstone in Breckenridge
My husband and I just returned from a long weekend stay in Breckenridge. On Thursday night we went to Hearthstone for their 3 course pre-fix dinner. I have to say it was wonderful. Everything about Hearthstone screams romantic mountain getaway. We arrived at 8:30 just as the sun was finishing to set. They had tables available outside so we went for one. The staff quickly came over and turn on a heat lamp which was needed by the end of the dinner to eat comfortably in shirt sleeves. The white iron work around the dining area and the aspen trees made for such a romantic setting.
Now for the food. The food was fantastic. Everything was fresh and local. My husband and I started with sharing the wild boar sausage and then both had the caprise salad. I then had the lamb shank and he had the crab stuffed trout. Being from MD and La. I was leary of the "crab stuffed" but taking a taste of his it was wonderful. Great amount of crab and did not over power the trout. My lamb shank was cooked with a fresh peach salsa and had a side of fresh spinach that was perfectly wilted by the heat of the lamb shank by the time it arrived at the table. I had never seen that type of prep with spinach and I have to say I loved it. Still fresh but slightly "cooked" and mixed with the juices from the lamb and salsa. We finished with the crem burlee. All in all the dinner and service were wonderful. Also the price was very reasonable for the quality of the food.