Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Salad to Die For!...

This past weekend at the bluegrass festival the weather was sunny, and during the day absolutely hot! Of course we'd brought food in the camper, but it would involve cooking either inside or out on the bbq grill. Hmmmm.... wouldn't a cold supper taste good? How about a green salad instead of a hot supper? Do you think there is a restaurant in North Creek?

My friend Kathy and I drove to the village,.... and saw this sign....

The sign in the door said "Open"...

I decided to go in and get some salads "to go" ...

The interior was so warm and welcoming! A waitress greeted me and yes, we could get salads to go. I looked around while they were being prepared.


I saw a picture of a lovely lady on the wall, and her marriage certificate, dated 1927.
Skip ahead 24 hours,.... the salads were so wonderful that we went back the next afternoon to enjoy a re-run of the same!
This time I went to the kitchen to compliment the "chef" where I met Joanne, one of the owners. She and her brother Francis Smith are daughter and son of the woman in the picture on the wall. Francis is the Chef deCuisine, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He was very busy in the back of the kitchen.

Here is what I call a "salad to die for!" A mountain of fresh greens topped with tomoato, cucumbers, onions, beets, croutons, broccoli,....with a hearty bread and cole slaw on the side. A small spice cookie slice finished the presentation. Also on the table were Francis's biscuits, with a touch of cinnamon on the top,... unusual, but absolutely delicious.

If you are in North Creek do check out Smith's Restaurant,... you will not be sorry! Joanne suggested that you call as they are only open seasonally. You will find them at 296 Main Street. 518-251-2363. http://www.smithsrestaurant.com/ . Poke your head into the kitchen, Francis and Joanne love to chat with their guests. I promised Joanne that we would be back. I am looking forward to keeping that promise!

3 comments:

adkkeb said...

Great shots ... the food was wonderful... and I can't wait to go back down for another "huge", delicious salad.

City Mouse said...

What a gorgeous, warm restaurant. The town is so pretty. One of the things I like best about the North Country is the businesses we have that are still around after decades. Glad you had a good time!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Isn't this special! I'm a vegetarian so this does sound delightful. Very good post and you never know when I must might make a trip down that way!