So glad we finally made it back. There seems to be much confusion in relation to the highways and access to the Allenspark area. Rated The food choices are antiquated, like a menu one would see 40 years ago and time has stopped. With the homebaked bread, we got butter with basil and orange whipped in. When ever we are in Estes Park on vacation, we make a point of dining at the Fawn Brook Inn.
The meal begins with drinks, followed by bread with herb infused olive oil, a warm or cold soup I always get the cold because it's like a second dessert , a salad prepared tableside, your entree, and then dessert if you choose. They moved to a charming cabin on the Western Slope in Grand Junction. My parents too have shared their lives with their guests. There are child plates if requested. It was warm and welcoming. Each person they encountered shared in their joy, as did my parents in theirs. The owners have been serving terrific meals for years and will be retiring soon.
As his desire to experiment with narcotics grows stronger, so too do his feelings of worthlessness and isolation; and his ultimate physical surrender to cocaine mirrors his nation's psychological capitulation to a world where morals no longer apply. Now, you don't see that everyday! Approximately 25-30 minutes from downtown Estes, the rural ambiance is a quiet, charming escape. The restaurant still thrives today with a clientele that comes from all over the world to experience the magical dining at the Fawn Brook Inn. When we arrived, the charming owner asked if we wanted to do something fun. For nearly forty years you all have become part of our family, and have welcomed us into yours. Her husband worked part-time for Hermann and Mieke for a while.
Rated Jewel of the mountains. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. She sold the place in 1946 to Charles Wettig. Mothers Day Special: Duck a'l orange. There were lots of menu choices. It was easily the most delightful experience eating out that we've had for years. Tried out the popover Yorkshire pudding recipe yesterday Christmas and they came out great.
It's incredible that such a fantastic restaurant's been around so long, but if every experience is like we had the other night, it totally explains it. Plating and presentation are a bit old fashioned as well. The food is fresh, cooked to order, and seasoned and cooked perfectly by one of the owners. Rated Incredible restaurant visited over 3 generations. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. We made reservations for 5pm.
This is very cozy and warm little spot about an hour outside Denver. The same gracious hostess and her husband who is the chef have maintained the quality and passion for putting artistic and flavorful food on the table and creating a memorable experience for decades. Of course, you can stop by the Fawn Brook Inn FaceBook page and share your memories there as well. My wife ordered the trout and said it was very good. This is well worth the trip! There is a nice variety of things on the menu including venison, Elk and other game meats.
We were told this was five star restaurant, but since the food we had had all week was pretty medicore we had very low expectations. The dinner is concluded with coffee, pear brandy, or a drink of your choice if desired. We appreciate all your thoughts and prayers over the last few months, you all mean the world to us. For those that don't know, Hermann fell last week and fractured a few of his ribs causing us to have to close last weekend. The European born owners are delightful - Mieke out front and Hermann in the kitchen. You start by driving through the mountains to end up at the restaurant that is surrounded by beautiful gardens, diving hummingbirds and sparkling water. This is a bittersweet post for me to write, and I'm doing what I can to keep it short.
The appetizer was duck pate awesome , then came a cold berry based soup of which I never had anything like it, great then a mixed salad some of which was grown in their greenhouse. While the Fawn Brook is no longer in the Groicher Family, it is in the caring and capable hands of a great Allenspark couple, the Sabos. Finally made it for our 38th anniversary and so happy to see that my memories of how special a place it was still held true. Just be certain of two things, Hermann and Mieke are well, and you all mean the world to them - as you do to my sister and to me. Kajetan here, writing from my home in Alaska. And the homemade ice cream. Thank you again for all your prayers! The Elk was fantabulous and so was the Rouladen as my wife could not eat it all of which I was happy.
I have been going here for 23 years. Hermann and Mieke Groicher bought the place in 1978 and have continued to expand and enrich the restaurant, giving it a well-deserved reputation We wanted to share with you that Hermann and Mieke are settling in to retirement and enjoying themselves! Highway 36 is a mess, don't go there. The wine recommendation was perfect for us. It is a quiet atmosphere, and children are welcome, but make sure they are well behaved as it is an adult, romantic atmosphere. They've also added a welcome addition to the family, her name is Bailey and she's loving being part of the family. The menu changes yearly but has old favorites always. When we walked in we were welcomed by Mika hope I spelled it right.
I haven't looked at the cook book yet but I've dined at this beautiful restaurant several times in the past. The special of the night, elk steak, was accompanied by seasonal fruits and veggies that were extremely tasty. Tucked away in the majestic mountains of Allenspark, the Fawn Brook Inn is the premiere dining experience of the Rockies. I had the Jaeger Schnitzel, which was tasty although not exactly something one would find in Bavaria. Salads often include greens from the family garden. I'll review later when I've tried some of the recipes.