The raspberry cheesecake was light, creamy and nicely berry-flavored, with a chocolatey crust. The chocolate-raspberry combo was a hit with the Savorys. So was our third dessert, the chocolate truffle pie - a dense, decadent wedge of chocolate. Every forkful was like eating a truffle.
We left the 1912 Hoover House with smiles. With good to excellent food, personable service and a pleasant atmosphere, the restaurant earned a spot in the top tier of our assessment of places we have visited. The bill came to $155 before tip for appetizers and entrees for five diners, plus a bottle of wine.
The best part of our experience was the feeling that the kitchen - headed by chef Jeffrey Raimo - was thoughtful about creating flavorful dishes from fresh ingredients. We liked the food, we liked the look, we loved the light touch on the pocketbook.
Savory Sam is a pseudonym for a Herald-Mail staff member who reviews restaurants anonymously to avoid special treatment.