On our way to Canada to visit the Niagra Falls, we stopped at the Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY for dinner. My aunt had read about Belhurst in a traveler’s brochure and thought it sounded interesting. The building was built as a private residence, but served as a casino and a speakeasy during Prohibition. Today, it is a multi functioning building that serves as a spa, an inn, a banquet hall, and offers two restaurants in a unique setting.
We were immediately greeted with fresh bread and a trio of whipped butter, including a strawberry cream cheese flavor as well as my personal favorite – the rosemary infused. For our meals, we all decided to order the pre fixe, which included 4 courses for $33 ($36 with an upgrade for my soup). I started with a mussel and saffron bisque, followed by a garden salad with avocado ranch dressing and fresh cracked peppercorn, leading to my main dish – seared tenderloin medallions with sautéed bourbon apple slices and NYS cheddar grits. Dessert was a warm brownie with ice cream and caramel sauce. Yum!
After dinner, guests are invited to enjoy a digestif at one of the property’s lounges, or to relax by the outdoor firepit with a beautiful view of Lake Seneca.