Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Restaurant Review: 1812 Food & Spirits, Port Clinton, Ohio

This restaurant review is one that you are not going to want to miss. 
We had such a good experience that I don’t really know where to begin. 

Okay, I’ll begin with the appetizer…… 
I didn't get a picture of the appetizer because I dove in as soon as it hit the table. 
I didn't have time to stop and photograph. 
The appetizer consisted of perfectly cooked mussels in a citrus garlic wine sauce. 
And a perfect amount for two people. 
I don’t think we took a breath the whole time we were eating them. 
The wonderful server then brought our salads and a fresh loaf of warm bread. 
The bread had a perfect crust with a velvet center. 
Perfect for soaking up the mussel sauce. 
And that is exactly what we did. 
Every time the server would approach the table 
Johnie would hug that bowl of mussel sauce and say,
 “You’re not taking it!” 
“Can we have more bread please?” 
We went through two loaves of bread to soak up that wonderful, 
perfected sauce. 
The server removed a dry to the bone mussel bowl. 

Now let’s move onto the main course. 
I ordered Chicken Marsala: 
The chicken was seasoned to perfection, 
 and tender enough to cut with my fork. 
The wine sauce was totally amazing once again. 
The fettuccine pasta was cooked perfectly. 

Johnie ordered the Prime Rib-eye meal.
He chose fries to assist his steak. 
 The steak was melt-in-your mouth perfect. 
And the seasonings, to-die-for. 
 The fries had the perfect amount of crunch and softness. 

 The atmosphere was perfect.
 They have a lovely dining area. 
And our server was over-the-top. 
She was amazing! 

Do you have to be dressed in suit and tie for this dining experience?
Heavens NO!
Johnie and I showed up in motorcycle gear.
We rode an hour and half to eat at this lovely place.
So we were wind-blown and sun burnt.

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Give them a "like" so you can keep up on
what they are doing.
And don't forget to share this wonderful information with
your friends,
and co-workers.

At the end of the meal our server approached with that dreaded question:
 “Would you like some dessert?” 
We both quickly said no, but she replied with, 
“Let me bring you the dessert platter so you can see what we have.” 
Dessert platter? 
How could we possibly say no to that?
 Do you see that 5 layer chocolate fudge cake? 
Yeah, that’s what we ordered. 
To share! 
That piece of cake was big enough to serve 10 people easily. 
This is how much damage we succeeded at. 
 I’d say Johnie and I did a very good job destroying that cake. 
And the leftover that we brought home was my next morning breakfast. 
Who says you can’t eat cake for breakfast? 

The 1812 Food & Spirits Restaurant was the experience I long for 
when completing a restaurant review. 
They are perfect in every way shape and form. 
They can also be found on Trip Advisor
So if you plan a trip to Port Clinton, Ohio make sure you stop in. 
The restaurant is attached to the 1812 Island House Hotel
You can easily make reservations and soak up everything Port Clinton has to offer. 
A gorgeous place with lots and lots of history.

On our way out I noticed they have a framed 
"Famous people that have stayed in our hotel" sign.
Some of the famous ones that stuck with me are:
Marilyn Manroe
Al Capone,
and the entire Yankee's baseball team was served at the restaurant
many years ago.
So if you are a history buff you have got to visit this place.

See ya'all soon

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