Last night we took our daughters out to a movie and dinner to celebrate our Anniversary. (We always include them as our celebration as part of the reason for their existence. *wink*)
We went to a place in Elburn called “Fisherman’s Inn.” It is a very nice, white table cloth, restaurant in a huge old Barn. The history provided says:
”The original barn was built in 1886. Up to 80 cows were milked daily. Because artesian springs dotted the land, ponds were developed much later and stocked with rainbow trout for sport fishing.
From these humble beginnings - in 1972 Fisherman’s Inn developed into the fine dining establishment. Fire destroyed the original barn in 1985 and the newer structure rest on the same foundation.
Fresh rainbow trout is still the specialty of the Inn, netted daily from the spring fed raceways…”
The barn and dining room is situated to overlook these lovely ponds with walking paths and fountains and many egrets, swans and ducks. There is also a small Lighthouse and a water-wheel. Guests walk down the paths and stroll before or after dinner.
For our meal, in addition to calamari, escargot and shrimp cocktails; we had to try the Rainbow Trout. The girls tried the baby back ribs, scallops, stuffed shrimp and prime rib too. Yum!!
It was wonderful and a very perfect Anniversary Outing for the McLauchlan Family.
Karen on 08.14.05 @ 10:57 AM CST