Last night was our third visit to The Inn at Phillips Mill, and actually our only one alone rather than with a small group. It was a Monday, so it was extremely quiet and the candlelit atmosphere couldn't have been more romantic or wonderful for our 2nd Anniversary dinner. Our waitress was charming and remarked at our wonderful wine we brought (Silver Oak Cabernet). We shared escargot on puff pastry which was superb. We ordered the rack of lamb (they call them chops) and there were two double chops and a single, but very thick one. I love lamb, but this may perhaps be the best rack of lamb I've ever had. It was fully crusted with Herbs of Provence, cooked till almost crusty on the outside and perfectly medium rare inside. It was juicy and simply delicious. I do not apologize for picking up the bones and gnawing away the very last bit of meat. My partner had a Black Angus strip steak with red wine sauce and it too was delicious. The broccoli, carrots, roasted beet, and flavorful mashed potatoes were all perfect accompaniments, as was the sesame encrusted very fresh and hot bread. In the past we've enjoyed their veal, pork, and fish dishes (a sensational tuna, by the way) but this night we chose our food to go with our wine -- and that called for lamb and beef. I will say the offerings for dessert were a little sparse -- and NONE were chocolate, which was a surprise, but we shared a very good almond/lemon cake wedge with ice cream and it really was very good.
This meal with the person I love just couldn't have been any better. We really do love this place and when we think "where can we go that's really great, very romantic, and we can take our own fine wine?" -- there's no doubt where we'll be heading.
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Phillips Mill Hotel New Hope