The menu could be ordered a-la-carte or price fixe for all the courses. In recent times the price was $45.00 which included appetizer, soup, salad and entree. Also included was a scoop of sorbet before the entree to "cleanse the palate". The choices were fabulous, such as such as "Country Sausage" appetizer: Home made and smoked country sausage, grilled and served with glazed onions and Port wine. Bon Apetit! The Tory Tavern will be missed!
This interesting background history was taken from the last day complementary dinner menu.
Ron and myself at the front entrance of the Tory Tavern in Schoharie, New York on a fine Sunday in August.
Shirley in front of the flower garden leading to the Tory Tavern entrance.
Ron and Shirley admiring the fountain and goldfish pool garden in front of the tavern.
Ron in the side dining room, mostly used for large dinner parties.
Bill and Debbie Lucarelli joined us for a festive dinner at the tavern. Bill drove us to the restaurant in his Chrysler Pacifica. Lucky for us since it started to snow before we left the restaurant and I-88 became very slippery. We saw a car off the road but got home safely in his sturdy SUV despite the inclement weather.
The bartender in the downstairs bar preparing our drinks.
The dining room in the front of the house. Note the replica furnishings and authentic color of the room. The sconces on the wall were hand-made to colonial specifications.
Picture of our happy group with the beginning appetizers on our plates and the uncorked bottle of wine on the table.
Chef Ralph Buess with his sous-chef in the kitchen on the final day before his and wife Irma's retirement. (Photo by Shirley)
Wikipedia reference: "The Sous-Chef de Cuisine (under-chef of the kitchen) is the second-in-command and direct assistant of the Chef de Cuisine."
Yes, those are three swans (a Tory Tavern trademark) with leftovers on the trunk of my Camry in the tavern parking lot. In my hand is my copy of the complementary farewell dinner menu.
Original: September 13, 2013.