On our way out of Lake Placid we stopped for lunch at the BIG MOUNTAIN
& CREPERIE (www.simplygourmetlakeplacid.com) on Main Street where
decided he adores crepes; his was stuffed with pesto chicken,
provolone and roasted red peppers. Will and I had the Turkey,
Spinach, Feta and Tapenade which was also divine.
It was almost impossible to
choose with a huge wall of dozens of
savory crepes and the "46 best
sandwiches in the high peaks." I guess
we WILL have to go back.
headed south to Chestertown, just west of Lake George and the
INN where we dined and stayed. Our superb dining
experience proves that there
is great food and amazing wine in the
middle of nowhere. The amuses arrived
in the form of a Seared Scallop
with Cajun Edamame Puree and seaweed salad,
but they seemed to know
that Samuel would not even touch this and hence
brought him a fried
mozzarella stick with mini pizza bite atop fresh tomato
sauce. He was
We ordered a spectacular bottle of 2002 Maison
CHAMPY GEVREY -
CHAMBERTIN that has some spice in the mouth at first and then
and smoothed to perfection.
Salads were the starters and these
were some of the best with Samuel
and I basking in the sublime HEIRLOOM
TOMATOES with Mozzarella & Fresh
Basil in a duet of Balsamic reductions.
Will opted for the RADICCHIO
with Grapefruit Segemtns, Shaved Pecorino and
what must have been a
ton of Crispy Prosciutto.
A sorbet of Apple
Mango, Lemon, Tea came next and it was a nice break.
Samuel went with the All
Natural STATLER Chicken BREAST and Sweet
Italian Style Chicken Sausage au jus
with rice noodles, summer squash
and roasted red peppers that was cooked
perfectly and came out like a
Will and I split two entrees each of
which could have fed two people.
The amazing Maple Leaf Farms (Quebec) Lychee
Lacquered Half Duckling was ay more than half a duck with
a ton of
super mango infused black rice and fresh heirloom style
Then we went on to the Cast Iron Seared ELK CHOP with
De mi-Glace, Porcini Celeriac Mash and Roasted Baby Beets. The
was ever so slightly chewy, but the dish was superb overall with
Will enjoyed a Passion Fruit Semifreddo with
Raspberry Coulis and I
spooned up some White Peach and really fab Lychee
Sorbets with fresh
berries as I ran out the door to a concert at the Seagle
in nearby Schroon Lake.
Breakfast the next day was equally
impressive with amazing Maple
Sausages and Crispy Maple Bacon amongst other