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Lancaster City Restaurant Week: Perfect Prix Fixe at Pour on Prince

Just when we were starting to run out of excuses for eating out, Lancaster City Restaurant Week rolled around. As residents of Downtown Lancaster, we are fully aware of the the amazing dining options that we seem to have on every block, but during LCRW they all line up with their delicious reasons as to why I should eat there tonight! Deciding where to go throughout the week can be overwhelming! Restaurant MONTH anyone?

This spring has been a hectic season, so Wednesday night we decided it was time to treat ourselves with a trip to POUR on Prince. We had visited once before for a drink at their stylish bar, and seeing some of the plates that were being whisked past us to the dining room, we knew we had to return for a taste of our own. This week seemed like the perfect chance.

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I love prix fixe menus. When done right, the courses compliment each other in ways that I would have never put together looking over a regular dinner menu, and Wednesday night was no exception. Our wonderful waitress set before us a slab of hardwood, on which we found cold smoked beef from Recia, Italy, Gouda from Holland, artisan breads, a spicy mustard, and with that our meal was off to a taste-bud-screaming start.

IMG_0179They did not let up either. What followed were several rounds of hand crafted and delicious art, including a refreshing roasted carrot salad, grilled rack of pork, a flavorful Hawaiian Butterfish, (first time for me. So good!) and finished off with a perfectly sweet banana creme brûlée in a butter caramel sauce.

Let me also say, there is an art to this 4+ course Italian-style dining. Too many times you leave either overstuffed, or else the courses drag on too long and you find yourself getting bored in between plates. Not here. The portions were perfect, and the kitchen nailed the timing for our table. Our meal was relaxing, and we left feeling content.

As the week winds down, I highly recommend giving it a try if you haven’t already. If you can’t make it for dinner, stop in for their first class Charcuterie Boards and a glass of wine, featured on the Restaurant Week menu for $20.

We hope you all are enjoying Restaurant Week and the thriving food scene we are so fortunate to have! Cheers!

By Paul Martin, guest blogger

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Ali & Paul are a husband & wife wedding and portrait photographers based here in Lancaster City, specializing in Natural  Bohemian Chic style weddings. They are passionate supporters of the local food and art scene, and when they are not photographing, you may see them at one of the many downtown cafes. You can see more of their work at www.alipaulphotography.com, or follow them on Instagram @alipaulco.

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