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As part of the celebration of my dear wife's most recent trip around Sol, we dined yesterday at the Joshua Wilton House in Harrisonburg.

Ooh, la la! This is a restaurant de grand luxe, with prices to match - but first class is first class and you don't get quality like this without paying for it.

Dinner for two was into the three figures, but you will never find menu items like this at the local Squat 'n' Gobble. We both started with a divine sweet vidalia onion soup, my wife had a quail appetizer and duck ravioli, while I enjoyed veal sweetbreads and a filet mignon that just about melted and ran off my plate. When my companion ordered a peach crostata with basil-flavored ice cream [that was a taste sensation], they brought it with an elegant candle and a strip of marzipan that read "Happy Birthday".

Being teetotal we couldn't pass judgment on the wines, but I did notice that their wine selection seemed absolutely vast. If I were wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice, I would eat here on a regular basis. Seven thumbs up!


Sausage-stuffed quail


Veal sweetbreads


Duck ravioli


Filet mignon


Peach crostata with thai basil ice cream, birthday presentation

ToniAnne mentioned that it's probably good I'm not affluent enough to eat here more often, for a number of reasons - even the extraordinary becomes mundane when partaken of too often, and then there's the heart-attack factor...

Still, this was a gastronomic adventure I will be thinking of with pleasure for a long time to come.


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r_caton
Jul. 29th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
GGGAAAAAHHHHHHH
food....fooooooood......
such presentation! I can...
almost...
taaaassssttteeeee....
uuuuunnnhhh.
lebounce.blogspot.com
Jul. 29th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
Pardon me while I drool!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 30th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
addendum
We each had the amazing soup, then although we told the waiter this for me, that for he. We shared it all! We really wanted about 4 1st courses, 5 entrees, and 3 desserts.... we didn't even have salads... And it was good and we did eat and couldn't even think of eating anything at the drive-in! Except possibly a digestive aid!
Thanks to Chris for fulfilling one of my dreams... oh wait many of my dreams really!!!

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