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Monday, February 14, 2011

Region's Most Romantic Restaurants

We apparently live less than a three hour drive from two of the
country’s most romantic restaurants, according to a Travel Yahoo
The Simon Pearce Restaurant in Quechee, Vermont (interesting name, by
the by) was in the top 5 and The River Café in New York City made the
top 10.
The article read: “Glassmaker Simon Pearce’s restaurant, housed in a
restored mill overlooking the falls of Vermont’s Ottauquechee River
and its covered bridge, is a food destination worth its out-of-the-way
address. The exposed-brick and blond wood terrace dining room—hanging
over the falls—is open and airy in the summer and fully glass-encased
during winter.”
It also recommended asking for Table #5 which is a table for two over
the river. I have a feeling those two seats will see a lot of action
tonight (and for a while) thanks to the article.
And, for the River Café: “Ignore all the marriage proposals taking
place around you: the real romance here is the iconic New York City
view, looking out to the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty. But
unlike some view-focused restaurants, the American menu lives up to
its iconic surroundings (and has a Michelin star to prove it),
featuring stone crabs from Florida, chicken from the Pennsylvania
Amish, beef from Nebraska, and foie gras from the Hudson Valley.”
Others that made the list included: River’s End in California’s Sonoma
County, The Beach House in Kauai, Hawaii, La Provence in New Orleans,
the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Las Vegas, Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro in
Aspen, The Stonehouse in Santa Barbara, Everest in Chicago, Quiessence
in Phoenix, and the River Café in New York City.
Considering we are so close to two of these, makes me feel like we
live in a pretty romantic region.
If you don’t want to travel too far for romance, however, some of my
favs in the area include the Minissale Wine Cellar Café on 14th Street
in Troy and Paolo Limbardi’s Ristorante in Wynantskill.


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