Monday, August 16, 2010

The Hil at Serenbe

Farm Antipasti Platter.

After winning tickets to Serenbe Playhouse's opening season (theater under the stars), Calvin and I ventured out the oasis that is Serenbe for dinner and a show. The Hil at Serenbe is one of the three restaurants open in the community. I dined there previously for brunch with my dad about a year ago, and included some photos of the planned community (see post here) in that post. This time we discovered a labyrinth and some farm animals including goats, a donkey and chickens near the small lake on the way to Serenbe's Inn.

Dinner, albeit expensive, was quite delicious. I could have consumed 4X the amount of tomato salad provided it was so good. The antipasti plate pictured above also impressed, with local egg, homemade soft cheese, cured meats and pickled beans you really do feel like you're tasting the farm. The chicken, juicy and divine, provided a reminder of the simple joys in life. Of course we had to try dessert. The parfait was a bit much with three kinds of ice cream, cookies and cookie dough with chocolate and caramel sauces. The cookies and cream - a perfect end to a simple, good meal.

Heirloom tomato salad.

All-natural chicken with smashed potatoes.

Sinful parfait (including raw cookie dough at the bottom) and the cookies and cream dessert (peanut butter with vanilla ice cream tonight).

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