When I am traveling or vacationing with family visiting new places, one thing we love to explore is the food culture of the place. You probably get to know it even better with their food culture. If you follow me or read my last post, you read about lake placid. This post is all about lake placid's food culture. Probably one post or one trip is not enough for exploring. Lake placid food is even better because you get to eat with a privilege of a lake view. Most restaurants in lake placid area are by the mirror lake.
The first day when we reached lake placid, it was already evening. After strolling for a bit we went for early dinner in the Cottage by the lake mirror. This restaurant is part of mirror lake inn. The cottage is more popular for lunch. We couldn't resist, at a first glance, after seeing The cottage at the heart of mirror lake. You get to see the best view of mirror lake from the cottage. Cozy, offbeat with American fair, live music and raining outside, full packed yet attentive service.
As in vacation, I love to indulge in few things which I don't eat or order in my regular restaurant visits. While going through the menu, I was tempted to order spinach artichoke dip that was my pending wish list for a long time. When it comes to food, looks and presentation also play a vital part. Ah, same applies to our artichoke spinach dip too. Already it increased my appetite by its look itself. Opulent at the same time melting in the mouth, Arithock dip and pita and corn chips you just can't miss it, except those extra calories.
Then came jalapeno and black bean hummus. This is definitely a little innovative hummus with a twist. A hint of jalapeno makes it even palatable pair with perfect pita and hearty healthy crisp veggies.
Then came the main, for the kids their favorite macaronni cheese and cheese pizza, the best part was that it was also served with seasonal fresh fruits. For us adults, black bean burger. As I have special affination for bean burgers, I might be a little partial. It was luscious and moist without being dry, as bean burgers, most of the time it tends to get dry and love the way it pairs with red pepper, aioli, and pretzel bread. My husband got honey sriracha grilled chicken as the name already raises some high hopes. It was not as expected, I mean we expected little more innovative than a regular chicken burger.
We can't stretch on including veg in our daily diet. It was definitely a raving part, like the way The cottage includes seasonal fruits and veggies in almost every entry. This time we were already over full, so didn't opt for dessert, probably in our next visit.
To be continued....