This Week’s Features


Blue Plate Special: Wednesday, November 30
Organic fettuccine tossed with local tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and roasted sweet peppers


Lunch is here! Thursday, December 1
Christmas lunches start this Thursday, and continue through December 23. We’ll be serving Wednesday-Friday from 11:30-2:00. We hope to see all of our lunchtime regulars and plenty of new faces around the tree this year!


The Nutcracker Sweet: Friday, December 2
Our December arts display will be a gift market in the Herdic lounge. For First Friday, we’ll be hosting a mother-daughter duo: mother Ruth Ann Miller will display her beautiful woven and silk scarves and daughter Anne Sutley Miller will be bringing her framed prints and photographic tins. Later in the month, we’ll round it out with a little brotherly art, as Cutter Wood (Liz’s brother and Gloria’s son) displays his cutting boards. (And, for that difficult person on your gift list, we always have Herdic gift certificates, good for either our Inn or Restaurant, and our Herdic House mugs…)

This Friday is also the first of two annual performances of the Nutcracker Suite at the Community Arts Center. Our featured menu has plenty of nuts, Christmas cheer and, naturally, sugar plums…

  • Cream of potato soup with leeks and pan-fried pine nuts
  • Local spinach tossed with apples, honeyed walnuts, sesame seeds, bacon and raisins in a honey-mustard vinaigrette
  • Half duckling from Cow-A-Hen Farm, the leg confit and the breast sauteed, served  in a raspberry reduction over a sweet onion risotto and finished with toasted hazelnuts
  • Chocolate-amaretto mousse with toasted almond brittle and apricot “sugar plums”