Lovely Lunch & a Blog Give-Away

I wanted to take my dear friend to lunch at Pickity Place while she was visiting. Pickity Place is a restaurant with beautiful gardens and an herbal-themed menu that I knew she'd just love! I couldn’t wait to share it with her! To get to Pickity Place, we drove miles down tree-lined dirt roads.

And just when you’re starting to think there can’t possibly be anything this far out in the country, especially a restaurant, you come upon a sign, a parking lot full of cars, lots of people, and Pickity Place! The house that is Pickity Place was built in 1786 and was the illustration model for the first Golden Book version of Little Red Riding Hood.

The restaurant has three lunch seatings daily and serves the same menu at all three. Indeed, they serve the same menu for the whole month, and their menu varies with the months…being seasonally based with an emphasis on the herbs grown on the property. You can click here to read this year’s menus. Before our seating was called, we strolled through the herb gardens.

And we explored the Drying Shed. I think I just may need one of these!

Then our seating was called! Let the feasting begin! Oh my! This was the menu for our meal:

Crackers with Boursin Spread

Creamy Pumpking Apple Soup with Clove (This was my favorite of the day!)

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette and Edible Flowers

Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Orange Butter

Herbed Chicken Fricassee Over Red Beans and Rice

Maple Ginger Roasted Vegetables with Cranberries

Chocolate Nut Bar with Frangelico Cream

Hot Mulled Cider


It sounds like a lot of food, but we left just nicely filled and not stuffed, because there’s just a bit of everything…perfectly sized portions. And I must say that Pickity Place does a masterful job of flavor layering. Nothing is overwhelmingly flavorful…just subtly perfect. Delicious!

If you would like to have a taste of Pickity Place without traveling there, you can! Just leave me a comment and let me know you’d like to be entered in this blog give-away. Please be sure that I have a way of contacting you, either by an email contact link on your Blogger profile, or be leaving your email in the comment, or by emailing me your email address.  I will ship anywhere in the world, so don't be shy about entering!  I am giving away mixes for two of the items we enjoyed on our menu: Hot Mulled Cider Mix and Boursin Cheese Spread Mix. Yum! I will choose a winner at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, October 24th.


  1. I'd love to enter! I don't have a blogspot profile, so I dropped you an email so you could get my address. Thanks for hosting such a tasty-looking giveaway.

  2. Oh my, I haven't been in years! It is as fantastic as you described though:-) Fingers crossed.

  3. Oh what a delightful looking place! I bet that drying shed smells wonderful. I would love to enter you giveaway and thank you for the opportunity! gpease(at)adams(dot)net


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