February 26, 2009

Last week I was reminded of a restaurant I had been meaning to try by a reader, Tom of Sylvania. And what a great reminder it was. Revolver in Findlay was about a 45-50 minute drive and well worth every ounce of gas.

The “amuse-bouche” was a vanilla potato chip in a kalamata olive foam… tasting much better than this photo looks.

D. ordered an appetizer of hominy, shrimp and greens while I nibbled on the most perfect pork belly ever.

The salad was a mix of wild greens, chevre (goat cheese) flattened upon the plate, covered in spiced nuts and slivered apple. The fresh sweetness of the apple mellowed the vinaigrette on the greens providing our table with lots of “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs”.

The show stealers were saved for last, of course. D. enjoyed venison with wilted greens and pumpkin ravioli and I the caraway spiced meatballs with a horseradish foam atop cabbage and pale-coloured beets. I have been dreaming of those meatballs several nights now.

The menu proudly displayed the names of local farms supplying fresh ingredients for the week, the reverence of which could be tasted in every bite. Make a reservation and drive down to Findlay for a dinner the likes of which you would be hard-pressed to find in most of the Midwest and at the reasonable price not likely found on the coasts.

Revolver | 110 East Sandusky St. in Findaly | (419) 424-4020

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