Bolete Restaurant & Inn
ENTER Quietly refined, the rustic features of Bolete’s airy dining room — from a wood-burning fireplace to vintage plank floors — accentuate the 200-year history of this historic stone inn. The farmhouse-inspired setting creates an appropriate stage for a restaurant driven by a fresh-and-local philosophy. An adjoining tavern delivers a warm, relaxing atmosphere, along with a casual menu, and alfresco fare fans will revel in the secluded intimacy of the garden-like patio.
SAVOR Chef/co-owner Lee Chizmar’s acclaimed New American cuisine presents an authentic reflection of the Greater Lehigh Valley natural environment, encompassing grass-fed beef, handcrafted cheeses and organic produce. Liberty Gardens provides a near year-round supply of tender greens and Happy Farm eggs play a starring role in a heady variety of dishes – especially those appearing on the ever-evolving Sunday brunch menu. Seafood delicacies, from day boat sea scallops to line-caught salmon, are sourced from sustainable fisheries. Count on this hands-on chef — who cures his own bacon and makes mozzarella from local milk — to compose elegant and innovative plates bursting with natural flavors.
SIP Wines from a well-chosen list, selected by co-owner Erin Shea, are a half-price “frugal foodie” feature during the first and last hour of weekday dinner service….Inventive house-made…simple syrups and infused spirits give a sophisticated culinary edge to cocktails brimming with seasonal tastes.
INDULGE Distinctive events include a Farmer Dinner series that pays tribute to local growers, an annual Lobster Bake, and one-of-a-kind outdoor feasts.