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Friday, February 21, 2014

FSO- where you eat and drink in your town.

A tourist town must have a lot of places to eat.
There are 45 that I counted in the phone book.

There are only about 5 fine dining family owned ones in town.

My favorite is

Circa; Latin for ‘around’ or ‘around about’ seemed the perfect name for the newest restaurant creation by chef owner Bill Ellis and wife and partner Donna Ellis. Located in quaint historic district of downtown Bardstown, Kentucky, Circa is a landmark building on the city center's round about. Built ‘circa 1780’ it is the town's oldest stone house with numerous connections to various significant characters in American history including the first governor of the territories of Florida.

The dining rooms at Circa are small and intimate with a decorating style that values the historic design of the home while at the same time connecting easily with the modern feel of the contemporary art and furnishings. Reclaimed wood from the renovation process was used to create the beautiful poplar tables and wainscot siding in the dining rooms.

Bill and Donna worked together with their daughter Erin Ellis, a recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, in creating the original concept and developing the recipes and menus for their new restaurant. The four other children of the Ellis family contribute greatly to the daily functioning of the restaurant and, together, are deeply committed to providing their guests with an inviting and relaxing atmosphere and a memorable dining experience.

The food is delicious and as you can imagine expensive.
I have only eaten there for special occasions.
Next to the food my favorite thing about the restaurant are the beautiful paintings by artist owner Donna.

 My favorite food to order when it is on the menu is

Favorite drink

HH does not like to eat out. He prefers his own cooking, so it is usually just me and the girls.
My favorite restaurant is anywhere this group is.
Daughters and granddaughters.

Go here for FSO


Mollye said...

Looks like a great escape place for those special occasions. I loved "where the group is" and your group is downright dropdead gorgeous. Each and every one of those girls. I know every time they get to spend with their mamaw is delightful. Hugs to you today!

Ruth Kelly said...

Good for you - eating out with the girls which is more fun anyway.

Pauline said...

Looks lovely, great history, love the name and you say it has great food? I rarely eat at expensive restaurants but if I did I'd like to go to a place like Circa. I bet you and that bevy of beautiful women turn heads when you arrive! :)

Barb said...

Now, that is one serious margarita! So lovely to see you with all your girls.

Mersad said...

What a nice corner spot. Great outdoors as well as indoors. Hope you had a good time there.

La Petite Gallery said...

What a fun time you had and such beautiful company. The restaurante sure has some history.. I an going to try to not skid going down the drive, a sheet of ice,
but that SUN is shining. I'm out of here. Next week more snow. yvonne

The Artful Diva said...

oh boy - scallops and Margaritas - sounds good to me!

Jama said...

Looks like a great place to chill with the family. We have to many eateries here in Singapore , but the most favorite place for me is always the home.

Vee said...

Awwww what a great photo of you all having a fun evening out! Your husband sounds like a few men I know who really prefer to eat at home. (Not John, though, he enjoys getting out.)

Mersad said...

Just wanted to let you know that your post for Friday My Town Shoot Out was featured this week on the group blog. You can view the spotlights here: Spotlight Selections: Eating and Drinking in my town

Thanks for participating