Glenmere Mansion

The kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Rob Stella whose culinary career includes having worked in New York City with Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten of JoJo/Jean Georges/Spice Market/Perry St. etc.; at Aureole and Patria restaurants; and in Boston for the chefs, Edward Gannon at Aujourd�hui /Four Seasons and Chef Mark Orfaly at Pigalle. Chef Stella apprenticed with Johanna and Ditmar Maier at Michelin-rated Hubertus in Salzburg, Austria.

Guests can enjoy breakfast, brunch and dinner in The Supper Room or outside on the Terrace. Lunch is served in the Cortile or the Frog’
s End Tavern.

Breakfast is served in The Supper Room or the outside Terrace with wonderful views of the sun rising over the lake. French press coffee, fresh fruits, juices and yogurts and home baked muffins start you off before a selection of full breakfast entrees that change daily.

Lunch is available in the Cortile in nicer weather or before the fire in the Tavern when its colder. menu highlights include braised short rib and grilled Fontina cheese sandwich, a turkey burger with red cabbage apple slaw, lobster mac & cheese and Glenmere fish and chips. Don’t miss the truffled fries.

Dinner in The Supper Room or out on the Terrace is a magical experience. Tables are set with luxury linens, sparkling glassware, beautiful china and candles set the mood. Gorgeous custom made hand painted Eglomise panels depicting the hills of Tuscany surround a room anchored with a massive fireplace. Leather banquettes line the room facing French doors that open onto the Terrace. To start we had plump, oysters on the half shell served with an ice wine mignonette and an agnolotti of pumpkin with crispy pancetta, Swiss chard and sage brown butter. Our entrees were a wonderful bacon wrapped monkfish with Brussels sprouts, roasted garlic, Yukon gold potatoes and whole grain mustard and espresso rubbed short ribs of beef with sunchoke puree, hen of the woods mushrooms, braising greens, au jus. Desserts were a selection of sorbets; raspberry, green apple and concord grape and a rich and decadent flourless chocolate cake.

There are few things in life as satisfying as a meal where all the key elements come together to create a memorable experience; food, wine, service and ambiance. Glenmere Mansion delivers on all counts and can only get better.

The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winning wine list has been compiled by Sommelier Michael A. Cimino and while it is not a deep list by many standards, it is very well thought out and fairly priced. Most of the major wine regions are represented as well as New York wines. I found lots of favorites on the list: a Domaine Serne Pinot Noir, a Chateau Montelena Cab and a Bernardus Chardonnay to name just a few. When we told Cimino we were having a bacon wrapped monkfish, he suggested a “smokey” Foppiano 2005 Petit Syrah which couldn’t have been more perfect.

Prix-fixe at $65.