All's well in the Aspinwell as Berkshire Harvest, completes the best and cutest little mall in the area succumbing to locally grown fever. The large folksy outside sign easily seen on Route 7 beckons the grub and grog weary visitor to dine and drink the locally raised, farmed, fermented and distilled delights of the Berkshires.
Rob, the owner and chef, greeted us and gave us the rundown: every possible effort is made to keep everything local.
The huge old fashioned tavern size wood bar area is stocked full with local wine, brew and spirits. Berkshire Mountain Distillers, the first distiller in the area since prohibition, is well represented as is Furnace Book Winery and Les Trois Emme. There's all kinds of artisinal and local beer on tap as well as bottled. This is definitely the place to hang out and down a few in casual country comfort.
We started with a salad of local greens which was ultra fresh and served with a delicious tasting vinaigrette. I opted for the Citrus Barramundi a locally farm raised flakey white fish, broiled with white wine and citrus served with Harvest rice pilaf and steamed vegetables. Everything on the plate was perfect, light and fullfilling. Anne had the grilled chicken with a side of locally picked Chanterelle mushrooms and was very satisfied. We both shared the sweet potato fries which are unbelievably delicious.
We ended the meal with Chocolate Springs chocolate ice cream (neighbors from right across the parking lot) and that is a taste that must be experienced. All in all Berkshire Harvest is definitely worth a look. We left happy and satisfield, ready to enjoy the rest of the day.
Member of Berkshire Grown
Music by Gladden Fields