Bill and I don’t often have the opportunity to go out for a leisurely lunch. With Thanksgiving next week, typically this is a quiet week at the bed and breakfast so we took advantage of our time. We arranged to have lunch with Glenna and Frank, old friends of ours who we haven’t seen in a very long time and met in the middle at a new restaurant. It was well worth the drive as you can see in the photos. Bill and I love dessert, especially chocolate and beautiful presentations.
The Hart Mansion Restaurant is located in Minerva, an easy 40 minute drive from the Inn. It was a bit chilly today, but otherwise a beautiful sunny day. The mansion was built in 1869 and it took three years of renovation, inside and out to open resulting in a very inviting and lovely atmosphere.
Bill had pork tenderloin medallions in a demi-glace that was outstanding. I ordered the lemon shrimp lightly sauteed in a lemon wine sauce served over rice. We both ordered a side of fried green beans. The green beans were lightly coated and fried to a golden brown – absolutely delicious.
We then finished off our lunch with dessert. A very light peanut butter and chocolate mousse pie wedge for our friends. Bill ordered the cranberry bread pudding made with bits of white chocolate and I ordered the chocolate kahlua layer cake. All three items were served with fresh whipped cream and delicately designed with flavored sauce.
We highly recommend the Hart Mansion to our over night guests, it is well worth the drive. And the following morning you will be treated to a wonderful breakfast at Whispering Pines.
Hope to see you soon,
Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast