Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Where We Ate: Geneva, NY

We haven't cooked/baked anything new & exciting, so I'm diving back into the vacation restaurants. After 2 days in Corning and 2 days in Ithaca, we headed north to Geneva. We arrived late on a Sunday and wanted somewhere near the hotel so we headed to The Crow's Nest. Supposedly it has a great view of the lake, but it was dark when we arrived for dinner. Here's what we ate:
SP tried the Manhattan Clam Chowder. He loves the Manhattan version.
Calamari. These were yummy, lightly dusted with a rice flour mix. All rings of calamari.
Poached Pear & Goat Cheese Salad. Mixed greens, red wine poached pears, goat cheese, candied walnuts, red onion, raspberry vinaigrette. This was another excellent salad.
We shared the Fisherman's Platter with shrimp, sea scallops, and haddock dusted with the rice flour, served with fries and cole slaw. I think we ordered sweet potato fries instead of regular fries, but we received regular fries. We didn't bother trying to fix it.  It looked prettier when it arrived - we started dismantling it and then I remembered I had not taken a photo, so we put it back together, sort of! It was good. Sadly, halfway through, I got my second sudden, awful nosebleed of the day. So I had to sit there with my head tipped back and tissues stuffed up my nose. That kind of killed my appetite, so SP ate the majority of it.
After stopping the nosebleed and relaxing a bit (it was a bad nosebleed - it took close to 20 minutes to stop) we decided to share Chocolate Mousse for dessert.

Our server was wonderful and friendly. She kept checking on me and offering tissues. I would like to go back for lunch, when we can enjoy the view of the lake.

The Crow's Nest on Urbanspoon

Our second night in Geneva, we also wanted a restaurant near the hotel. Parkers Grille & Tap House was within walking distance, but since it was windy, chilly, and threatening rain, we drove. It's a cozy pub atmosphere inside. We were seated near the front windows, which was nice. Here's what we ate:
I'm pretty sure this is the Spicy Zucchini Soup (with sausage) that SP ate.
Meanwhile, I nibbled at our basket of fried goodness: fried mozzarella, fried pickles, fried macaroni & cheese, plus chips & salsa served with a variety of dipping sauces.
We both ordered Hot Melts. I chose ham with the bacon, tomato, and cheddar with sweet potato fries on the side.
SP chose turkey for his Hot Melt and for his side, green beans.

It definitely wasn't a very healthy meal, but it was yummy and comforting, just what we needed on a chilly, sprinkly evening. I remember the sweet potato fries being really, really good. Service was fine. Our server kept our iced teas filled (SP also had a beer).

Parkers' Grille & Tap House on Urbanspoon

Both restaurants were fine - nothing really sticks out in my mind and nothing makes me think, hmmm, must return if in the area, but if we are in the area again and trying to figure out where to go, we'd return to both.

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