They had me at chocolate..........
Saturday night, Honey and I went to Once upon an Autumn Evening at the Mill Creek Cafe in Clarence Iowa.
I am not sure how many different ways I can say ......... Delicious!!!!
But I will try my very best. First of all, this fits all my criteria for great eating. Small, local independent eatery. Everything is made from scratch .... always. No boxes .... no frozen MRE's.... just good food.
Appetizers ..... meatballs, a chicken salad canape and awesome stuffed pastry with cheese and pepperoni (I think). Notice there are two meatballs missing..... Yea, we tasted those and instantly looked at each other and said "This is blog-worthy!"
No pics of the salad but just a nice fresh great green salad with mandarin oranges and an oil and vinegar dressing. Simple but oh so ...good.
My meal was a pecan-crusted prosciutto-stuffed chicken breast with a mushroom spinach sauce. Yea ... it was as good as it sounds. The chicken was done to perfection. Crispy on the outside, yet juicy and delicious on the inside ... and the sauce was incredible!
Honey ordered BBQ pork ribs. No knife was needed there. And the scalloped potatoes were tender and creamy.
And then .... the green beans. A little bit sweet ... maybe a little brown sugar but when wrapped with the bacon and cooked ......... oh my!
And then the showstopper!!! Chocolate Hazelnut pie ....... and yes, if you can believe it.... it was even better than it looks.
Oh ... I almost forgot. All of that food... all of it! .... plus a beverage ......... $30.
So that's my local food update .....I'm hoping they will remind me when the next evening meal will be. I'm reserving a table for my friends. So a big thanks to my friend Jen (who was also a very perky waitress!!! Even after 3 sittings!) for sharing the goodness of the Mill Creek Cafe.
I'll be back!