My husband and I went to Lancaster this weekend and I wanted to report back on some really good food we had while on our trip....
We tried the chef tasting menu at Donecker's and it was absolutely amazing. The service was great, the wine was impressive but it was really the food that stood out. The menu included oxtail terrine, french onion soup with a minuature gruyere flan and a crispy parmesean wafer (the soup was incredible), monkfih over a vanilla corn cake with lobster butter and fresh corn salsa, amazing cheese plate with minted walnuts (this was a supplement to the menu), lemon ice cream with vanilla infused plums. It was overall a great experience, I cannot recommend it more highly. It is a bargain at $65/person including wine... though the bill can really add up if you add the menu supplements or additional drinks.
We had an amazing lunch at Prudhomme's Lost Kitchen. It is a bit off the beaten path but the food was great, prices reasonable, and service was really friendly. Great cajun food. I wish they were located a bit closer to the Philly area and I'd be there all the time.
There is an amazing ice cream place right outside of Adamstown, less than 10 minutes from Stoudt's. The name escapes me right now.. I'm thinking Boehring's or Brenninger's. Amazing ice cream and really good road food (burgers, etc.).
Had lunch at Lancaster Brewery. Good standard brewpub food, but the beers are really great. The hefeweisen and the milk stoudt are really good.