Tara’s Cellar Door

Larry Lynch Area Eateries , East Texas Leave a Comment

tarascellardoor_001a-1024x401It had been a long day looking at rural properties from Reklaw to Grapeland to Palestine to Athens, and we were hungry. Patricia got on the phone and located a restaurant she wanted to try and we followed GPS out into the countryside north of Athens to a unique attraction on a secluded county road which is a winery, an inn, and a restaurant. It was late and we were the only patrons by the time we got there. Raistlin and the sous chef greeted us like old friends and ushered us to a table in a large, open room with tables covered with black table cloths. We were introduced to Prince, the resident dog, a magnificent German short-haired pointer who has mastered the art of table-side begging. The Executive Chef, Becklien James, was on vacation in Santa Fe but while we were nibbling on a chees platter the sous chef grilled up Chilean sea bass, lamb chops and ribeye; I had onion soup (delicious) and a gourmet version of mac and cheese featuring asiago cheese and ham. After dinner, we were treated to a tour of the facility and I snapped some iPhone pics.

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