One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $29, you get $60 worth of bistro fare at The Cascade Lodge in Kintnersville.
Since 1939, The Cascade Lodge's resident chefs have crafted a menu of classic bistro dishes, many of which are flambéed tableside. Round up maundering appetites with pesto-anointed mini crab cakes ($8.95), which began as 12-foot-wide cakes before an encounter with a shrink ray. Cups of cream-of-asparagus soup ($2.50) pen epicurean prologues to roast duckling ($22.95), which rides atop bacon-and-mushroom bread stuffing and sidles up next to french-cut asparagus and roasted red potatoes. Culinary wizards pull from the on-premises trout pond to conjure trout flambé ($23.95) tableside, allowing diners to read their companion's future in the flames.
Nestled into wooden chairs surrounding the wood-burning stove at the center of the room, diners can sip on the surrounding sights of the Delaware Valley. Rolling pastures dappled with horses, deer, and trout ponds offer ample opportunity for animal whispering.
The Cascade Lodge
Captain Ernest Ditlew Knuth, a child runaway turned sailing-vessel captain, retired from the seafaring life in the 1920s and opened a restaurant in the bustling port of Brooklyn, New York with his wife Paula Uhl. After hearing the call of the rural life in the 1930s, the duo decided to take their culinary experience to the hills of Bucks County where they set up shop in a pre–Revolutionary War farmhouse. Since then, the Cascade Lodge's resident chefs have crafted a bevy of classic bistro dishes, many of which they flambé tableside.
Nestled into wooden chairs encircling the wood-burning stove at the center of the room, diners can savor succulent meats or fresh-trout flambé fished from the onsite trout pond as they telepathically commune with the majestic horses and deer speckling the surrounding Delaware Valley pastures.