Top Three Restaurant Meals – April 2009

April was a relatively light restaurant month for me, as we ate a lot at home. I did have some nice restaurant meals, however, the foremost being:

  1. Max London's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Max always does a very nice job. One evening I was at home by myself, so I drove down to Saratoga to have a simple meal at Max London's.That was a charmed night as I ran into and had dinner with my friend Rocky and saw a number of other people I knew as well. Sitting at the bar, my dinner rocked. I had a bit of a special pastrami sandwich, some perfect ricotta croquettas and a delicious porchetta-like stuffed rabbit loin wrapped with crisp serrano ham. The pear and almond tart for dessert wasn't too shabby either.
  2. Carpenter & Main in Norwich, Vt. Though nothing groundbreaking or overly audacious, chef Bruce MacLeod, does a fine job of using excellent regional ingredients and skilled technique to produce satisfying French influenced food in a lovely setting.
  3. The Jewel of India in Hanover, N.H. – An excellent Indian restaurant in Hanover? I never would have predicted it, but there it was. We had a number of different dishes without a clunker in the bunch. I particularly enjoyed the Shrimp Saag.

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One Response to Top Three Restaurant Meals – April 2009

  1. seanbrock says:

    cool, I trained under bruce for a couple of years, he was and still is a great inspiration for me, glad he is still kickin ass, tell him i said howdy
    sean brock

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