Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Country Chic



Waterhouse Restaurant

I’m very happy to announce we have a new restaurant in our town. Why is this news you might ask…because we now have TWO restaurants to choose from so we’re excited! This is a happening here!


When you approach the restaurant you can see an outdoor seating area by the river, hence the name Waterhouse.


While this isn’t the best picture, flash and my mind was on my cocktail that I just knew mister man was swilling, the dining room is a wonderful gray and imagine people in here. A wonderful craftsman/carpenter right here in town handcrafted all the tables and chairs. (His wife gives me my monthly facial, wonderful couple.)


I know this image might not be something you’re thrilled about but coming from an espresso junkie, that would be me, I’m tinkled pink! Keep in mind we don't have a Starbucks here, no fast food restaurants for that matter, it's the country!


The bar is a blend of subtle sophistication with its blend of woods and blue glass tiles…..who besides me loves glass tiles?  I know it's very trendy right now but I love it.


Uncluttered décor with gray painted walls, gray suede bench seating, gray tile flooring and they kept the lighting to a minimum.


On the other side of the bar is a wine room where the red wine is kept to a perfect 63 degrees, room temperature is really too warm…ya gotta love that!


For dinner mister man ordered the venison with gooseberries


I ordered the wild boar Bolognese, think fresh made pasta, with homemade ricotta, pure heaven! The dishes come in small and large size so you may have a meal or a small plate so you can try more dishes…..scallops with squid ink pasta anyone? Trust me I’ve had it two weeks in a row, can you say amazing?  


I have to tell you I’m one happy camper having this restaurant open only a few miles from our front door everything else is twenty or more miles to travel too. I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing our new bistro. Now one of us is dry and needs a touch more liquid nourishment….Cheers!




17 comments:

Divine Theatre said...

How nice that it is so close!
Have a drink for me! No. Have two. It's been a rough week and I'm not much of a drinker!

xoxo
Andie

The enchanted home said...

Your pasta dish looks out of this world yummy! I consider myself a pasta connoisseur and would drive up if its really THAT good..haha. The outdoor setting is particularly great looking, love the relaxed atmosphere which really comes through in the pictures...and of course a good stiff martini always adds the crowning touch!

under spanish moss said...

Looks like you guys will have many lovely dinners there! What a great atmosphere. Enjoy having it near you.
Angela and Renee

lvroftiques said...

Gotta tell you girl, for a town with no Starbucks that restaurant looks pretty darn amazing! And I totally understand the coffe thing needing a daily dose myself or the world could possibly come to an end *winks* Vanna

atelier de campagne said...

Great setting and the food looks delicious! YUM!

Tri

Lost in Provence said...

Oooh, as a girl that grew up in the country I so feel your joy! Wow, is that a big shift to have something so lovely and yummy close to home. Time to make the most of those outdoor tables while you can! And yes, have another cocktail for me too! :)

quintessence said...

Oh it looks absolutely delightful. I love your menu choices - I love both venison and a wild boar pasta sauce (have had in Italy many times). The outdoor seating area is lovely = lucky you!!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Debra- Wow, you do live in the country! Congrats on the new bistro!

Loretta

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

wow! I would be very excited as well...such a pretty little place and the food...I would be ordering that pasta for sure. Have a great weekend. You just may have to go back and check that place out again tonight!

The French Tangerine said...

Looks so fabulous. I think you ordered my favorite meal! Lucky you...

Cote de Texas said...

Congrats! nice. so close too!!!

hope all is well this hot weekend.

Joni

5th and State said...

well cheers! marguerita's? a summer favorite, well a fall favorite too oh, and spring...........
enjoy your new 'dating' spot!
debra

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

It looks like a lovely restaurant with delicious food (and drinks!) Thanks so much for your visit to my blog. I would love to follow you but your followers button doesn't seem to be active? Please let me know if it should be working and I'll try again. x Sharon

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It looks wonderful, especially the terrace dining with the water below!

Karena said...

Debra I am very excited for you. Love the tiles, and the mirrors above the seating. So great that they used a local craftsman fir the furnishings!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

It looks Yummy! I would eat there.

michele said...

i would be sooooo excited! we don't have a bistro in our sleepy town or any restaurant within an hour from us that serves fresh pasta. loving the simple decor too and your fabulous photography.

i've got a pretty good recipe for homemade pasta if you want it...

michele

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