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Old Anglers Inn Report

brennser | Feb 23, 2004 12:36 PM

A while back we ended up with a $100 gift certificate to Old Anglers Inn, and finally got around to going Sat night (yes, two big meals in one week, first Maestro, then Old Anglers, although they are really only big in $$ terms as Maestro is leagues ahead of Old Anglers in the food department).

Kudos to Old Anglers however for being flexible with our reservation, it was originally for 7 but we didn't get there until 8 due to car troubles. The Inn itself is very nice in an 'inny' kind of way, nice couches and a roaring fire downstairs with the dining room up a winding spiral staircase.

I started with a Caesar salad while my wife had the mixed greens. The Caesar sald was terrible, and honestly tasted as if the dressing came from a bottle. A few shavings of Parmesan on top but not enough to rescue it. My wifes mixed greens were fine.

For entree, I had the rack of lamb ($40!) with a red wine and rosemary sauce with some asparagus, shrooms, and spuds, and my wife had a nice scallop dish in a saffron sauce with an interesting couscous type accompaniment. Both were quite good - my lamb was cooked as requested (medium) and was tasty if a little fatty. My wifes scallops were good.

Desserts were very good - I had an excellent creme brulee and my wife had a very un-breadpuddingy brioche bread pudding that was more like a mousse but good nonetheless.

We were eating with anther couple and had requested a Rutherford Hill Merlot @ $45, which was out so the waiter tried to get me to order the next available Merlot which was $78! (Funnily enough they were also out of sparkling water, and Tio Pepe sherry) Instead we switched to Cab and had an excellent Franciscan for $52.

Total bill was $280 for 4 plus tip but as mentioned earlier impact on the wallet was much lighter thanks to the gift cert. Enjoyed a drink downstairs after dinner and watched lots of people who should be old enough to know better canoodle in public :-)

A nice evening out in nice surroundings but not sure if I'd be willing to pay full whack in the future.

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