Wine draws out the deep flavors buried beneath food's superficial crust, much as Freddie Prinze Jr. brought out the sensitive side of policewomen undercover at his high school. Charm food hearts with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Southern fare and wine at the Acres of Land Winery restaurant, located in Richmond.
Overlooking 400 acres of farmland and vineyards, the Acres of Land restaurant pairs well-crafted wine with hearty dishes that fuse fine dining and traditional country fare. Seasoned crab cakes seared in pans and dipped in roasted-red-pepper rémoulade prove just as amenable to new mouth and stomach habitats ($10). Dinner debaters can point to hand-cut, bacon-wrapped filet mignon topped with garlic-herb butter to show that beef, like monumental architecture, tastes better when enveloped in bacon ($26).
Dig into bone-in pork chops, center cut and glazed with vidal-blanc-mushroom cream sauce ($19) or snag catfish fillets breaded and seared to the same golden hue as a plate of deep-fried Olympic medals ($14). Acres of Land's waitstaff pour wines made on-site, such as structured Kentucky cabernet sauvignon ($5.50/glass) or barrel-fermented Kentucky chardonnay, a pear-heavy mixture that rolls in creamy waves across fruited palate plains ($4.95/glass).
- My wife was so happy with her sweet potato fries that she didn’t even touch the chili until all the fries were devoured. She did allow me to taste one and I fully understand her silence. Her chili was good but her fries were the real show-stopper. – David Ball, Somerset Commonwealth Journal
- Well worth the backroad trip! Very secluded and romantic...a little pricey, but worth it. Food is wonderful and everyone is so nice. – Karen, Yahoo! Local
2285 Barnes Mill Rd.
Richmond, Kentucky 40475Get Directions