It is official, there is snow on the ground and winter is here.
I do so love my winter warm drinks and when you come in out of the cold it makes you cozy and warm all the way down to your toes. So…is it no wonder that I am making mulled honey wine. Yes….we put it on yesterday and then we all tried it….and….LOVED IT!!!
After you take off your gloves, hat and scarf …ask about our mulled wine.
We are so excited about this amazing cheese that Mark just got in. It is from Thistle Hill Farm and is a raw milk, farmstead organic cheese. Mark is making a new appetizer with roasted red potatoes over a wild mushroom ragout….then….you guessed it….he is topping it with this sharp, tangy, delicious cheese. Oh yes….all melty. Ok…I don’t even care if that is not a real word (sorry Mom)…..it is SO melty.
This cheese is so good with so many wines that instead of pairing it up….I just did a tasting. Love my job.
See you soon,
It really is one of those days when you want to warm up to a steaming, cheesy bowl of Mark’s onion soup.
A little of a North Coast Cuvee and some warm flatbread and you are going to be so happy……I was.
Come in for the soup,
I am sorry if I am repeating myself but…..it is crazy beautiful here in Manchester, Vermont. It is the kind of autumn day that makes you want to roll in a pile of leaves and have a Kodak moment.
Mark has been busy all day in the kitchen and he keeps adding some wonderful things to the menu. He received the most beautiful pheasants from Someday Farms and now has added two new specials.
SLOW ROASTED PHEASANT BREAST
With wild mushroom ragout & polenta
PULLED PHEASANT CONFIT
Sautéed with acorn squash ravioli & pecans
Oh yes….you know I have a wine I love with these. Come in and find out what it is.
Enjoy the crisp fall days and go roll in some leaves,
Ok….I promise…Monday I will start my diet.
In the meantime I am going to have Mark’s wonderful scallop appetizer. He wraps two in prosciutto and then pan sautés them. Just before he sends them out he tops them with a delicate onion cream sauce. YIKES!
Now…what do you think? An un-oaked Chardonnay? Right then…have to go.
We are having one of those “you have to see it to believe it” days here in Vermont. The weather is …well….for lack of a better word….PERFECT!!! The air is so crisp you can just start to smell Autumn. If there is any way possible, you should visit.
Let me tell you what Mark has been up to. He has purchased some locally made ravioli filled with spinach & goat cheese. I can’t tell you how good this is, however I can try….. He sautés them with prosciutto, onion, garlic and olive oil. One word…..YUM. I love it and I know you will too. Of course the only thing to make this better is an Italian red wine. Yes…of course I have one.
Mark’s cooking, a rich red wine or the wonderful Vermont air, it’s a win / win for your senses.
The end of August signals our two year anniversary and the time has just flown by. We are so very grateful to all of you who have supported us over the past two years. We have met some wonderful people and enjoyed so many fun conversations.
From all of us at the Silver Fork to all of you….Thank you!!
See you in the Dining Room,
As I was driving though Manchester I saw so many people shopping at all of the sidewalk sales and everyone had a smile on their face. I am sure it is the sunny and 70 degrees that make everyone so happy…..it affects me that way. I am bursting with joy….or is it Mark’s food? Probably both!
I would like to take a moment to say a special thank you to Bonnie & Michael Holloway for spending Bonnie’s Birthday with us. We had a lot of fun with you both and hope to see you again.
Take a break from shopping and have a glass of wine,
I cannot believe how beautiful it is here today….all sunshine and happiness. Whatever you are doing right now….just take a moment to step outside and inhale the beauty. You will love it.
Side note: Summer of amazing desserts….Mark is having fun!