We took a bit of a trip for lunch today, driving into the Town of Virgil, just past Greek Peak on Route 392, and enjoyed a meal at Jeremiah's Place & Creed (map), a fine restaurant that opened last September.
I enjoyed a cup of bisque and an astoundingly juicy bacon cheeseburger, and Tracey had the bisque and a stuffed portabella mushroom. The french fries alone were worth the drive to Virgil. The menu had lots more to offer, including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, steaks, and seafood.
It's an interesting place - a room with a fireplace and a bar, a large dining room, and a smaller dining room. They've got plenty of room for big events, an excellent wine list, and some beautiful surroundings. They also have an interesting tale of Jeremiah and his creed, explaining the name of the place.
Right now they're open Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday from noon to 9:30pm, and Sunday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. Their hours are seasonal though, so if you want to go, it might be a good idea to give them a call at (607) 849-4922.
As it turns out, the owners, Douglas and Amanda Leach, live in Freeville, and Amanda's family are good friends of my wife's family. (And yes, if anyone's curious, I'd be happily writing this even if I didn't know anyone there.)
The Dryden connection is nice, but I also thought I'd take the opportunity to inaugurate a new category, excursions, about places to see within day's drive of Dryden. I've occasionally covered things outside of Dryden, mostly when they related directly to things happening here, but I did have fun writing about the State Capitol in Albany as well.Posted by simon at April 22, 2005 5:45 PM in excursions