I just had an early dinner at a new restaurant in town, actually on the edge of town, and had to share it with you. It is SO unique and the cuisine so extraordinary that I have no choice but to give it four stars! And I have NEVER given any other place four stars before, never never never.
A small town like this is very lucky to have snagged such a class operation as The Witch's Tea House. Located across from the cemetery and backed by the haunted woods, it offers beautiful scenery in any direction.
Here is a copy of the listings on the Halloween menu. It is rather short, since most patrons come for the drinks -- ginger beer, butterbeer, witch's brew -- on Halloween, not for the dining. And the dancing to live zombie music -- an oxymoron if ever there was one but it was eerily energizing. But that would be a shame if they missed out on these truly inspired and delectable dishes!
Finger Food (literally) Frog Eggs Caviar in Mini Blintzes Bright Purple Corn Fritos with Licorice Salsa
YOUR CHOICE OF:
Vampire Wedding Soup with Frog Eyeballs, or Blue Tomatoes on Crisp Brain Salad
Transylvanian Delight-- Skewered Mouse Breasts with Mashed Potatoes and Brains Puff Pastry, and Turnip-Cabbage Medley or
Romanian Rapture-- Deerhound Steak with a Side of Mouse Livers on Tender Noodles, Sour Cream Sauce and Turnip-Cabbage Medley
A Delightful Platter of Moravian Lice Cookies, Frosted Rot Cake, Ginger Walnut Shell Bars, and Whipped Romanians Pudding
What's not to like? Just like mom used to make, to coin a phrase. Those Moravian cookies were just sweet enough, and delightfully crunchy. The Vampire Wedding Soup was exquisitely balanced in flavors and textures. Truly, a master is at the culinary wheel!
The owner-chef assures me that they will offer a more extended menu of rare delights in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Ooh, I can't wait!