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veganhater Sep 6, 2013 11:11 AM

We were very excited to try this restaurant this past week and it didn't disappoint. Although just a short drive from Wilson, you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere in a very good way. The restaurant is set on a farm complete with horses and guest rooms and the grounds are very pretty. After pulling into their entrance, you immediately get the sense that you've been transported to a country estate far away and good things are about to happen.

The dining room is very quaint and has a rustic feel to it with all kinds of neat old wood. They have a small but well-chosen wine and beer list, but no liquor. Service was very attentive throughout our meal. The frequently changing menu was right up my alley on our visit as it was studded with lobster. It's a four course meal, with two options on all but the first course. Highlights included a perfectly cooked pork belly appetizer, lobster-tomato cappucino, butter poached lobster tail, sliced sirloin flap steak and watermelon sorbet with tequila gelee. Fun dinner with great food and service.

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    Erika RollerGirl Sep 6, 2013 06:22 PM

    We enjoyed our visit there a few years back but I think it must have just fallen off our radars a bit with so many good choices popping up nearby.

    When we went it was quite a good deal, I want to say something like $30-40 per person for 3 or 4 courses? It'd be worth checking out again if the prices are still reasonable.

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      veganhater Feb 27, 2014 11:05 AM

      Had another wonderful meal last night. Great dinner sitting next to the wood fire on a cold night. Highlights included Kale Salad, Seared Scallops, Pork Belly, Smoked Pork Shoulder and an interesting take on tiramisu. Fun wine and beer pairings along with great service made for a very enjoyable evening.

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        Tehama Feb 27, 2014 05:10 PM

        It is definitely on our list of places to try. Thank you so much for the continued updates!

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          veganhater Feb 28, 2014 10:07 AM

          My pleasure. We live close enough to have dinner and drive home (with a driver). With their available rooms, it's a great candidate for an overnight getaway.

    2. JayL Sep 7, 2013 03:44 AM

      Lobster/Tomato cappuccino or carpaccio? Just wondering.

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        Tehama Sep 7, 2013 04:07 AM

        haha I saw that, too! My evil iPhone does stuff like that to me all the time. I'm assuming carpaccio!

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          veganhater Sep 7, 2013 06:15 AM

          Cappuccino. Lobster broth served in a coffee cup with tomato foam. Intensely flavored. I'm not sure how to pull off a lobster carpaccio, but I'd try it.

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            Tehama Sep 8, 2013 04:05 AM

            Well, you got me curious, too. Here is Nobu's loster carpaccio
            http://www.steamykitchen.com/3449-nob...

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