Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale dinner fare and drinks at Black Gryphon in Elizabethtown.
Black Gryphon's eclectic seasonal dinner menu offers upscale Italian, American, and Welsh cuisine and premium libations that helped earn this long-established eatery top international and casual dining honors in the Central PA Magazine 26th Annual Readers' Choice Survey. Dive into a compendium of fresh and local ingredients with warm-up laps around small plates such as the welsh winter pierogies ($8), a mix of dough, winter stwmp, cheese, and onions backstroking through a rich brown butter sauce. Succulent entrees of bacon-wrapped trout & lemon-parsley bread stuffing ($25) pair with a fresh seasonal veggie and crisp house salad, and a medley of gravy and crème-topped vegetables adorns the slow-roasted brisket with vegetables and jackets that the brisket's mother insisted it wear ($20). Desserts such as Nonnie's welsh whiskey-pecan pie rappel spelunking pecans, Sandy Ridge Farm eggs, and premium whiskey down stomach caverns followed by a vanilla-infused whipped cream echo ($7).
An encyclopedia of liquid accompaniment lists rotating weekly wine features of three whites and three reds—available by the glass or bottle—as well as house wines ($29 and up) for vagabond grape squatters to occupy. A staggering assortment of bottled beers is available for takeaway, and fresh-poured drafts froth up the sides of 20-oz. British pints or 10-oz. half-pints. Every treetini ($9), a house-infused cocktail of VeeV açai spirit, Jim Beam bourbon, Cointreau, and sours, comes paired with a promise from Black Gryphon to plant a tree in the Amazon for each arbor-adoring drink sold.
Named in honor of co-owner Anthony Morgan's family crest, Black Gryphon welcomes Italian, American, and Welsh cuisine into its repertoire, a combination that earned top casual-dining and international honors in Central PA Magazine's 26th Annual Readers' Choice Survey in 2010. Though the restaurant's menu, like the seasons before the invention of autumn, changes three times a year, its culinary team consistently honors the Welsh tradition of cooking with local produce and products. Chefs incorporate ingredients culled from in state, ranging from potatoes grown at Sterman Masser Potato Farms and tempuras concocted with Yuengling lager into the eatery's small plates and mains. Meanwhile, guests feast in a dining room decorated with artwork by local photographer Danielle M. Bostic, and a banquet room accommodates up to 50 attendees for private meals. Along with delectable fare, Black Gryphon enchants visitors with entertaining events throughout the year, including live music, comedy nights, art auctions, and murder-mystery theater shows.
54 Mt. Gretna Rd.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022Get Directions