My Bride and I are always looking for a new restaurant and we tried The Inn at Copper Creek once. It was a very nice restaurant just off a municipal golf course I believe, though since I don’t golf any more; I really did not check that out. It was a good size restaurant and we had a nice meal there.
They may have been ahead of the curve of a trend that is popular now in restaurants, that is the concept of comfort food. This is now the rave, back then it was more novel for a new restaurant to attempt that. I must admit that there are times when comfort food out is just the right choice after so many rich meals, and that is not to say that some comfort food can be very rich, but in a different style. Macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy are all very filling and satisfying and depending on the skill of the Chef can also be very rich and velvety for a “foodie.” My Bride and I consider ourselves “foodies,” and going out to discover new ways to prepare food is just so much fun. This was that type of restaurant that gave a well produced dinner that was just enjoyable.
They had a small and tight wine list which is fine, if the restaurant is not pretentious. We had a nice bottle of J. Lohr Estates “Seven Oaks” Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles in California. This was not a winery that we had stopped at when we were in Paso Robles, but we like the area for wines, and this was a very good wine to pair with our comfort food. A good honest wine with good honest food is always a fine pairing as far as I am concerned, as the two must be harmonious.