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Make a day of it at Henry's Farm to Table



A gem of a restaurant in Milton

On a recent Saturday, my friend, Ginny, joined me on an adventure to Henry's At the Farm. A casual dining farm to table establishment on the grounds of the Buttermilk Spa and Inn.

It was early in the dinner hour and yet the place had filled up shortly after our arrival. 

While we waited for our first course, we were given a basket of warmed bread, made on premises. Johanna was our server and was more than happy to answer our many questions about

Henry’s since varied menu with unfamiliar items. We were also curious about which items were grown on the farm and what was brought in locally. 

Appetizer: The corn chowder appetizer was a light combination of sweet corn, bacon, dill, potatoes and crispy leeks. It wasn't heavy like chowders I've had, and it was easy to taste each of the ingredients. The beet salad included farm-grown arugula, toasted hazelnuts, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Both were plentiful, so we shared.

Entrée: For our entrée, Ginny chose the Seared Scallops with sweet corn risotto in a buttery sauce with arugula. She thought the scallops were "cooked to perfection and very tender."

My dish was a homemade fettuccine with roasted mushrooms and cauliflower in a white wine and oil dressing with melted goat cheese. Again, we shared tastings from each other's plates since both looked too good to pass up. I'd never had homemade pasta and found it light and not filling. I'm now a big fan of melted goat cheese which surprisingly didn't overpower the dish. The garlic added a nice bit of crunch and color.


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Dessert:
From the choices of dessert, we opted for the Milk Chocolate and Earl Grey Pots de Crème, which was like a mousse, that melted like "buttah" with every spoonful. 

Most of the entrees can be tweaked for kids, and just in case, there's also Mac and Cheese, French fries, and ice cream sundae for dessert. The afternoon was a delight from the stroll around the beautiful grounds to a great dinner.

Henry's Farm to Table Restaurant at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

220 North Rd., Milton.

845-795-1500

MJ Hanley-Goff is a freelance writer and author of “101 PR Tips & Secrets” and “How writing can get you through tough times, and joyous ones: no experience necessary.” Visit her at joyfulwriting.com