Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Inglenook Restaurant in Loveland

Last week Lynne and I, along with Lynne’s mother, had an evening meal at the Inglenook restaurant in Loveland. I had eaten there on a business dinner a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it. Ever since, I’d been trying to find a good excuse to take Lynne. We are both skeptical of eating out in the Fort Collins area—we can ususally do better at home.

The night out was not a disappointment. Lynne had Chicken Marengo (although it had orange in the sauce along with tomatoes and vermouth, a bit non-traditional, but great), her mom had a Seafood Newburg Gratin, and I had Elk Tenderloin. All three were great. Each entree is accompanied by soup or salad. We all had a fresh green salad. I had an appetizer of Crab Cakes that was excellent.

And, the restaurant owner introduced us to a wonderful Argentinian Malbec wine.

He has “wine dinners” occasionally. You get a chance to sample 3 or 4 wines with a fixed menu dinner. Each serving is small so you won’t drink more than a couple of normal sized glasses of wine. And, remember that in Colorado, you can take a corked bottle of wine home with you from a restaurant.

The atmosphere is comfortable.

The service was very good. The waiter did not feel the need to tell us his name, and his service was always timely but not intrusive.

I’m pretty sure we’ll be going back sometime, probably for a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday.

The restaurant is located at 530 N. Cleveland in Loveland. Their phone number is (970) 461-1283.

Their menu and wine list is available online. (Although a few dishes seem different than the menu we saw at the restaurant.)

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Posted under: Food and Cooking • by Rick on 06/18/2005 at 02:31 PM
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