Friday, May 13, 2016

Finger Lakes: Cayuga: Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana Vineyards

Crystal Lake Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants of ALL time. For many reasons including sentimentality, quality and just overall excitement. I vacation every year to my family's lake house on Cayuga Lake and this is one of the things about making the trip up there every summer that I look forward to. 
This item has been on the menu for a few years (its been sold out when I tried to order it!) and I finally tried it this past summer - Bahn Mi Fries. I think they are more of a Korean BBQ fries, but regardless, one of the best things I have put in my mouth. 
Carrie got a special of the night - some sort of deconstructed pot pie. It was hearty, yet somehow wasn't too heavy for this summer night. 
I ordered some sort of pulled pork platter, but without the bun. I love the contrast between coleslaw and pulled pork - crunchy and cool, with savory and meaty. 
Americana Vineyards has live music on certain nights, and we had a great view from our table. It was lovely to have music in the background and great to see people of all ages gather around to listen. There were even some older couples dancing and it was adorable. #goals
I have sung their praises many times before - Crystal Lake Cafe is one of my favorite places to visit and I look forward to their food every summer. This year I might even make a few visits. Be prepared, throughout the past 3-4 years I have been going, their service is always pretty bad, servers are nice, but not efficient. Food, wine and environment makes it more then worth the visit. 

4367 East Covert Road
Interlaken, NY
Finger Lakes Region 
The Crystal Lake Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Past visits
2014 Part 1
2014 Part 2

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