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Old 04-15-2023, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Wolfeboro Restaurant Week started Fri, Apr 14

Several participating restaurants, with $30 per person prix fixe 3-course dinners or other specials. Wish we were up there!

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https://www.wolfeborochamber.com/wol...estaurant-week
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Old 04-15-2023, 07:53 PM   #2
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What a wonderful idea. Thanks to the Chamber for putting it together. Wish I was up there! Glad to see Trenta participating. Would've been nice if Mise en Place had joined in (maybe they're closed in the Winter?}
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Old 04-15-2023, 08:13 PM   #3
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Default Mise en Place is no longer a restaurant

Alas, Mise en Place permanently closed as a restaurant a year or so ago and became strictly a catering operation.

The Trenta menu and the Wolfetrap Fish Market's 20% off lobsters would be my picks.
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Bistro 19 and Garwoods would be my choice!
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Old 04-18-2023, 08:17 PM   #5
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Alas, Mise en Place permanently closed as a restaurant a year or so ago
Whoa, bad news, that.

That was my "go to" place for "fine dining" at the lake.

What else compares in the lakes region, anything?

O was good but not quite at the same level.
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The Pavilion in Wolfeboro was recently purchased by Chris Viaud. He was a semi-finalist on Top Chef and owns two successful restaurants in Milford, NH. His wife is the pastry chef. The menu looks great. It is high end pricing so for me it will be a special occasion place.
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Old 04-20-2023, 12:05 PM   #7
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Whoa, bad news, that.

That was my "go to" place for "fine dining" at the lake.

What else compares in the lakes region, anything?

O was good but not quite at the same level.
La Boca, just a couple of blocks away
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"Fine dining" is such a subjective phrase. When I think of fine dining I think of exceptional services. Others may think of haute cuisine.

I think this topic has been beaten to death, but in the Lakes Region, the consensus is that there are few if any "fine dining" establishments. This doesn't mean there are not any good or great restaurants, there are. My wife and I have our favorites (O's, Canoe, Ledge Water, Bernini's, Fratello's, T-Bones/Cactus Jack's, and even the Brick Front). However, the true fine dining restaurants are south of the border.
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The Pavilion in Wolfeboro was recently purchased by Chris Viaud. He was a semi-finalist on Top Chef and owns two successful restaurants in Milford, NH. His wife is the pastry chef. The menu looks great. It is high end pricing so for me it will be a special occasion place.
Surprised to hear about the sale given how much care and effort was put into the building by the owners of The Pickering House. Do you know if the sale included the property or was it a lease and sale of the restaurant licenses?
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The Pavilion in Wolfeboro was recently purchased by Chris Viaud. He was a semi-finalist on Top Chef and owns two successful restaurants in Milford, NH. His wife is the pastry chef. The menu looks great. It is high end pricing so for me it will be a special occasion place.
Yes, menu does look great, and did you catch the photo of the shrimp cocktail? I love a place that reimagines a classic into something new. Looks terrific for a special occasion. (Though would probably disappoint those looking for traditional lake fare. Our friend Thinkxingu and his misguided taste buds come s to mind )

Given the timing of their opening, covid, and sale, I'm going to guess that the previous owners got hammered and needed to refinance
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Surprised to hear about the sale given how much care and effort was put into the building by the owners of The Pickering House. Do you know if the sale included the property or was it a lease and sale of the restaurant licenses?

No, I don't know if it was just the business or both business and building. I have been following them on Instagram and remembered him from Top Chef.
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No, I don't know if it was just the business or both business and building. I have been following them on Instagram and remembered him from Top Chef.
The last sale shown on the tax card is 2019
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I did hear a rumor that the house was for sale.
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Red face The Pavilion.....

My wife and I held our son's wedding rehearsal dinner at the Pavilion when it was operated by the previous owner. The dinner was amazing and everyone in the party raved about it.
Last August we had celebrated our anniversary there when the restaurant was under the new ownership. Although the food was good, it just didn't rise to our expectations, based on our previous experiences, the owner being an award-winning executive chef, and, of course, the prices.

I am not sure if we will be going back anytime soon. With the cost of eating out these days, we have become very selective.
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