For my mom's birthday, we went to The Inn at Pound Ridge which is owned by Jean-Georges who is a famous chef in NYC. Most restaurants only have one floor but this one had two. The outside dining had a beautiful landscape. When we got to our table, we were served bread and dipped it in olive oil. The olive oil here was better than any olive oil I have had before. The bread was soft inside but the crust was crunchy. We shared one appetizer. It was a spring pea guacamole with warm, crunchy tortillas. It also had lime juice for a kick. They added sunflower seeds to it which made it crunchy with the sweet peas. When I dipped the tortilla in the guacamole, it was warm, crunchy, and spicy. My mom, my dad, and I split three main dishes. We wanted to see our waiter's recommendations about what he would pick. He said the same things we were going to order! The first dish we had was a slow cooked halibut with sweet peas, crunchy potatoes, and spring garlic. The halibut was soft and had the right seasonings. The potatoes were soft and had a nice crust on the outside. The second dish was a bacon gruyere grass-fed burger with russian dressing and yuzu pickles. The pickles were sour and the bacon and burger were just right and tender. Our third dish was a grilled beef tenderloin with spinach and tempura onion, and housemade butter sauce. The butter sauce was made with scotch bonnet hot peppers. The grilled beef tenderloin was chewy which made it good. The spinach was soft and slippery just like it's supposed to be. The tempura onions were crunchy on the outside and soft inside. When I dipped my fork in the butter sauce, it was really spicy but good. For dessert, I had a salted caramel sundae with candied popcorn, peanuts, and fudge sauce. The caramel ice cream was a sweet and salty combination which made it good. The popcorn and peanuts were so good that I dug through my bowl for them. My overall experience was really good because the food and scenery were both enjoyable. Happy Birthday Mom!
My name is Jordan. I am a 12th grader and I love food!