Kanu at The Whiteface Lodge

Soaring ceilings and huge hand cut timber beams, massive iron chandeliers decorated with antlers, enormous stone fireplaces and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the wooded area beyond create a dramatic, luxurious and rustic setting for a meal at Kanu that you won’t soon forget.

Twig style Adirondack tables and chairs sit atop beautiful Oriental carpets and are set with elegant crystal, china and silver. Tables are placed to take advantage of the view or the fireplace and in nicer weather, the patio is open for dining outside.

For appetizers the Smoked Salmon Dip with a Grilled Baguette, Pickled Scallion and Citrus Creme Fraiche and the Bison Short Ribs were winners. Chicken Blanquette, Poached Chicken, Pearl Onion, Wild Mushrooms and Roasted Leeks and Pork Cheek Ragu, Gochujang, Sweet Soy, Scallion, Ginger, Bean Sprout and Ramen were unusual preparations that scored on many levels.

For dessert try the Chocolate Souffle with mint ice cream or the Flourless Chocolate tort.

The wine list is a Wine Spectator Award winner with some 400 selections. Interesting choices and reasonably priced.

ROMANTIC QUOTIENT-A table on the patio in warm weather, or a table in the side room, just off the Great Room is perfect for an intimate dinner.