The Inn at Pound Ridge

Just a short train ride from the city sits Jean George's newest venture, a casual but elegant farm to table restaurant nestled in the pretty little town of Pound Ridge.  The atmosphere was reminiscent of ABC Kitchen and Blue Hill Stone Barns with it's wide open dining area and exposed wooden beams overhead.

We dined at brunch and the menu had a variety of dishes that sounded wonderful; Sweet Pea Soup with Parmesan Foam, Asparagus Salad with Wild Mushroom and House made Ricotta with Strawberry Compote.  We finally decided to share the Gulf Shrimp Salad with Mesclun to begin.

These shrimp were just beautiful; plump and buttery with fresh slices of ripe avocado and a warm truffle and champagne vinaigrette that was leagues above any dressing I've ever tasted.  I was absolutely in love with this salad.  

For entrees a Grilled Yellowfin Tuna Burger on a big fluffy roll with Miso Mayonnaise, Shiso and Yuzu Pickles.  The french fries on the side were excellent- skinny and crisp with some crunchy fried sage scattered on top.

The Croque Monsieur was our second entree  boasting Niman Ranch Ham, Comte and Gryuere Cheese set atop a square flaky pastry.

I've eaten a lot of Croque's in my day and this was right up there with the best. Everything just tasted so bright and fresh...definitely a tribute to local Hudson Valley ingredients.

We were much to full for dessert but vowed to have some on our next visit (ABC's incredible Salted Caramel Sundae is on the menu).  I would certainly say Jean George has another winner to add to his ever growing resume.  This man can do no wrong!

The Inn at Pound Ridge