This weekend I visited the Red Devon with a large group (6 people). I am from out of town, but I saw the James Beard nominees go up so I thought I’d give it a try. Also, I am very into locavore eating.
All in all, we had a great dinner. We shared both the cheese plate and the charcuterie plate. The table tended to order similarly, with 2 salads, two lamb dishes, and 2 of the pastas, but everyone was pleased with what they ordered. The pasta was well made and the fillings were quite flavorful.
I was impressed with how local the menu was, with there even being local wine selections highlighted on the menu.
There were a couple missteps: they were out of some of their beer and wine selections, so several party members had to choose something else. However, our server did a good job of helping those people find something to their taste and bringing samples as needed. I found it odd that our cheese and charcuterie plates were not introduced; we figured it out, but a description of what we were eating would have been nice.
Dessert portions were very generous and delicious, though I wouldn’t mark them as anything exceptional.
The Red Devon was worth the trip and I’d be happy to give them another try if I’m in the area again.
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