Most modern cuisine is a continuation of classic dishes, just as a computer is a slightly modified typewriter and a washing machine is a river in a box. Revel in palatable progress with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of casual American cuisine at Glengarry Inn at the Eagle Vale Golf Course in Fairport.
Executive chef Leo J. Vogt unveils a menu that twists American classics with modern gourmet flourishes in a setting overlooking the first tee of Eagle Vale Golf Course. Jumpstart appetites with the crispy calamari fritta with hot banana peppers, asiago, and marinara sauce ($10), before matching mandibles against the Glengarry burger––a half pound of grilled Angus beef, goat cheese, roasted peppers, and grilled endive served on ciabatta bread ($13). Their brick-oven pizzas mute tummy growls better than a swiftly thrown leather shoe ($12–$15), while the egg-battered french chicken breast rests over a bed of capellini pasta in a rich lemon-sherry velouté cream sauce ($16). The beef wellington plates an 8-ounce center-cut filet mignon and mushroom duxelle baked in a puff-pastry shell, and is wingman'd by yukon gold mashed potatoes and a vegetable side ($25).
While enjoying their meals, diners can comb their eyes over Eagle Vale's lush greenery, waiting for golfers to throw tantrums over shanking a bag of balls into the woods. Glengarry Inn also sates after-work appetites with happy hour from Monday to Friday, 4 p.m.–7 p.m., and fills famished ear canals with live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Glengarry Inn at Eagle Vale Golf Club
From their seats in the Glengarry Inn, diners can evaluate golfers’ early swings, thanks to a view of the Eagle Vale Golf Course’s first tee. When merged with the dining room's stately bookcases and roaring fireplace, these lush green views add a multisensory experience to the kitchen's cuts of Atlantic salmon, veal, and lobster that mingle with the smoky aromas of brick-oven pizza. On Fridays and Saturdays, musicians enrich the chatter of diners with live tunes inspired by the surroundings of the golf course, the aroma of gourmet meals, and the clash of contrasting plaids.