Anniversary dinners should be special and my husband and I picked a wonderful place to celebrate. I had eaten lunch at Middleton Place Restaurant (MPR) before and remember enjoying it. Before booking my reservation, I scanned the awesome restaurant.com website and found a deal for MPR. For $4 using their 80% off code, I purchased a $25 dinner gift certificate. The restaurant is located at the Middleton Plantation in a beautiful garden setting overlooking a picturesque pond. The view is absolutely amazing and perfect for a romantic dinner setting.
Since we are dinner guests, we do not have to pay to get into the plantation, which is a plus because I can still walk the gardens and enjoy the view after dinner. We were promptly seated at our reservation time at a cozy table by the massive windows to enjoy the view. We both decided to start out with the tomato bisque ($6) as an appetizer. The bisque consisted of smoked chipotle and herbs and was out of this world! I wanted to lick the bowl clean. I knew I was coming back for the soup alone.
My husband decided on the Grilled New York Strip with whipped yukon potatoes, local asparagus, and a veal reduction ($28). I decided to go with the special, which consisted of lamb chops, a sauteed mushroom mixture, red bliss potatoes, and grilled squash & zucchini ($36). I also asked for a glass of wine with my dinner at $10 a glass.
The food was absolutely phenomenal. My husband, who grills a mean dry aged New York Strip, loved the flavor of his steak and thought the veal reduction sauce was perfect. He raved about the consistency of the whipped potatoes. My lamb chops were out of this world. Cooked and seasoned to perfection, if it wasn't such a classy place I would have picked them up with my hands and cleaned the meat clear off the bone.
Although a little pricey, the foodie experience is worth a special trip to this incredible restaurant. Kudos to the chef and the wait staff. MPR Rocks!