Food Friday: Golden Pheasant Inn

Solarium dining room at Golden Pheasant Inn

Solarium dining room at Golden Pheasant Inn

Happy Food Friday blog family! Before we get into the delicious dining experience that is the Golden Pheasant Inn, I have to yet again apologize for my disappearance.  I’ve been working nonstop and to be honest, falling asleep with my laptop on my chest and going slightly blind.  Glamorous!  Anyway, I’ve had some stories come out, hung out with some of my travel friends and said a more concrete goodbye to life as a New York City resident (more on that later).  I’m back in DC and feeling back on my normal schedule, only to have it completely shaken up in a few days!  On Tuesday I’ll be heading to LA for the night on the way to a four day press trip in Loreto, Mexico.  After years of planning press trips as a travel PR representative, it’s SO cool and exciting to be experiencing a press trip as a journalist!  I can’t wait to share my experience in America’s other neighboring country with you all here.  About 36 hours after I get back from Mexico, I’ll be heading to Chicago for a week to visit friends and explore a city I haven’t visited in almost ten years.  I say all that to say that I’ll have a lot to post about in the next few weeks! I’ll also be making big changes to this blog over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for that.  I hope you accept my apology; let’s move on.

Back view of Golden Pheasant Inn

Back view of Golden Pheasant Inn

In October I visited my then client Golden Pheasant Inn, located in Bucks County, PA.  The 4-room, historic inn had just re-opened after a complete restoration to the over 200 year old property.  Golden Pheasant Inn is located on River Road, right across from the Delaware River, providing a relaxing retreat for city dwellers like myself.  The family-owned inn and restaurant specializes in hyper locally-sourced ingredients, highlighting the bounty that is the Delaware River Valley.  I know the farm-to-table trend is super played out by now, but Chefs Blake Faure and Jon Ramsay take their sourcing seriously.  I’ve visited some of their preferred farms and purveyors and about 80% of them are no more than 25 miles from the inn.  I have to say, there’s something about actually seeing where your food comes from…not to mention the difference in taste!

Chef Michel's traditional onion soup with melted Gruyere

Chef Michel’s traditional onion soup with melted Gruyere

As the trip was during the height of fall (my favorite food/weather season), we got to enjoy all of the fantastic seasonal foods that fall has to offer.  Bracingly fresh seafood, dishes including apples, pumpkin, and root vegetables and classic French dishes – paying homage to Chef Faure’s French heritage.  Golden Pheasant Inn is the perfect intimate B&B to visit as the spring season approaches.  Their menus will reflect the change in the season, only highlighting the freshest ingredients available.  Another thing I love about this restaurant/inn is the way they give credit to their purveyors on the restaurant menus.  The team at Golden Pheasant understands that what they do is so much bigger than just their family business.  Without the support of the local community, there would be no family business!  As a traveler, I love the feeling of knowing that the institutes I financially support, whether they be hotels, inns or restaurants, are really supporting an entire community or town.  Do you have plans for a road trip this spring?  If so, I HIGHLY suggest Golden Pheasant Inn if you live in the mid-Atlantic area.  I have no problem admitting that I’m a bit biased as I worked with this property for a long period of time, but I hope by now that you all know that I don’t write about anything on this blog that I don’t truly love 🙂

Happy eating!

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