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Mar 23

A to Z: T is for Trader’s Point Creamery (The Loft)

Trader’s Point Creamery has a restaurant that is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. It also has a milk bar that is open during the day for ice cream, milk shakes, and the like. We decided to try the restaurant for dinner. Their menu seems to change with the seasons and they feature different side items which the wait staff tells you about. They do have a decent beer and wine selection with a lot of the wine seeming to support sustainability. If you don’t know Trader’s Point is an organic, home grown kind of place therefore their food selection feature either their own products or products nearby from companies with the same goals.

We started with an appetizer of spinach and artichoke dip. It was good but I’d probably go for something else next time. The cheese used you could tell was really good but it didn’t have very much spinach. It also tasted like they used a blow torch to put a little color on top. Not that it hurt the flavor but it made it a little different.

Main Dish: We looked at the menu beforehand and we both thought we knew what we wanted but of course, it would happen that entree was not available. Brent went with it’s replacement a pork porterhouse covered in some kind of creamy sauce. It was served medium because that was their recommendation. I had a bite and it was good but Brent wasn’t overly impressed with it. He stated “if I want pork at a ‘T’ restaurant, I would go to taste”. Meaning, he’s had better. I got their chicken dish which was described as, pan seared free range chicken breast filled with a bacon wrapped mixture of Gunthorp bacon, TPC Garden Herb fromage and organic mushrooms. Yes, it was as delicious as it sounds. The chicken was moist and the pan searing added a little crisp to it. I usually don’t go for chicken at restaurants but I’m so glad I did.

We had to try a dessert too and we shared their bread pudding which that night was pumpkin and cranberry with a Jack Daniels type icing/sauce on top. It was delicious.

Although we had a couple things we weren’t too impressed with, it was overall really good. Plus, with their changing menu I would be excited to see their spring and summer entrees.