|Wild Muscadine Grapes. (Photo from the Web.)|
A recent review in the News and Observer of The Lakewood, a restaurant in Durham, featured one of their desserts, Muscadine Pie. I knew I had to try that. Laura and Anthony both have October birthdays so to celebrate we had dinner at The Lakewood last night. The restaurant is located in a building that was once The Davis Baking Company. That seems fitting since owner Phoebe Lawless is well known for her baked goods at her other restaurant, Scratch. Much of the original building has been retained, including the tin ceiling, and there is outdoor dining on the roof. The somewhat contemporary tables and decor suited my fancy. I was intrigued by the wooden bird sculptures on the shelf at the edge of the wine glasses and asked Anthony to go over a get an artsy photo. He's an excellent photographer.
|Roof top dining at The Lakewood. (Photo by Anthony Benson.)|
|Anthony's artsy photo with my Iphone. (Photo by Anthony Benson.)|
|Smoked blue fish dip with homemade potato chips.|
|Bavette steak with seared lemon gnocchi. (Photo by Anthony Benson.)|
|Pamlico shrimp with crusty baguette.|
Time for dessert. Laura is on a low carb diet and resisted dessert, but Anthony and I shared desserts. The Apple Scrap funnel cake with sesame caramel ripple ice cream was good, but finally the piece de resistance, the Double crust Muscadine Pie with creme fraiche ice cream and candied pecans was even better than I could have imagined. Absolutely delicious!!!!
|Funnel cake with caramel ice cream. (Photo by Anthony Benson.)|
|Muscadine double crusted pie with creme fraiche ice cream and candied pecans.|
|This Muscadine Soda garnished with a Muscadine grape was beautiful and tasty. |
(Photo by Anthony Benson.)
Read Patricia P.'s review of The Lakewood on Yelp