Wednesday I had the pleasure of dining with my friends JoAnn and Betty at Copperfield Inn at lakeside in Limerick. I enjoyed Lakeside Inn for many years and was interested in seeing what changes were made physically and to the menu.
Visually the space is very appealing. Rich wood tones, copper accents and more. We were seated in a booth that was large, comfortable and had a nice pattern on the fabric.
Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and was very patient as it took us a while to look over the menu and decide on one thing each. While the selection isn’t vast, the choices are well thought out. The majority of the menu items I would have liked to sample.
Another thing we liked was that entrées include a garden salad, choice of potato AND a choice of vegetable. While I would not call this inexpensive dining, the fact that everything isn’t ala carte helps keep expenses down.
We finally decided on crab cakes (chef’s signature entrée) and jumbo lump crap meat over whole wheat pasta. The pasta dish had artichokes and other awesome ingredients in it…a Mediterranean touch. We all chose creamed spinach, I got a baked potato and Betty chose French fries. The pasta dish doesn’t come with starch, of course.
A basket of warm bread (maybe sourdough) and everything flat bread was brought to the table along with ample butter.
Our salads arrived. They were fresh and crisp. Homemade croutons, I believe.
Entrées arrived at the perfect time. Betty and I each got a single crab cake. Frankly, it was sufficient. It is all jumbo lump crab meat and was cylindrical in shape. Nice portion. The creamed spinach was very good as were the French fries and baked potato. JoAnn’s pasta dish was spectacular and ample. She took some home. She said it was fabulous! Plates were garnished with candied orchids!
Betty and JoAnn shared a strawberry Napoleon which was good, but messy. I think using a knife would have possibly made things easier. The dough didn’t cut well with a fork and the filling gushed out. But again, it was very good. Maybe not the ideal dessert to share??
The ladies also had coffee which they said was good and it was nice and hot.
I certainly look forward to a return visit and having the ability to try more menu items!
They were very busy for a Wednesday night. I was glad to see they are doing so well.
I give two Roy’s Rants thumbs up for a superb dining experience! A+
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