New ideas, comfort food at The Green Door
November 5, 2011 § 4 Comments
Just got home from eating at The Green Door. Our little town has a limited number of restaurants and a new place is always welcomed with great fanfare. However, this time it is especially exciting. The Green Door‘s owner, Desiree Highland, is daring with her concept: gourmet cuisine that changes daily featuring as many local and seasonal ingredients as possible, offered family style.
And the price….by donation only!
Mrs. Highland is driven to offer great food to her community, while simultaneously supporting its farmers and local businesses. Her overwhelmingly positive attitude is a breath of fresh air and the word of mouth is already buzzing…here I am writing about it!
The food was delicious, served within a warm and welcoming atmosphere (many familiar faces at the surrounding tables). Tonight’s menu included grilled lamb chops marinated in garlic and mint, smashed red potatoes, green beans stewed with bacon, asparagus, and a chocolate eclair cake that my mother and I agreed tasted like a gourmet Swiss Cake Roll.
Wine and Beer is BYOB with no corking fees. Perfect, now I can drink my newly acquired goodies from the recently opened Trader Joe’s Louisville, while out to dinner!
The Green Door is located on the corner of Chestnut and Capitol Ave, once home to the infamous Jocko’s Lunch. For any Corydon natives reading this blog, I have included some old vintage photos of the diner:
I found these photos at The White Cloud Workshop
I cannot wait to go back (with a bottle of wine in hand) for more local deliciousness from the chefs at The Green Door.