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Lancaster City Restaurant Week 2018


[ LCRW2018 ]

It’s that time of the year to start planning your πŸ½πŸ—“ Food Eatinerary!!
Lancaster City Restaurant Week will be in TWO WEEKS:
Sept 10 – Sept 16, 2018!!

πŸ“² Remember to POST your experiences with the hashtag #LCRW2018 for a chance to win one of the gift cards ranging from $10 – $100!!

πŸ—³How to Enter Contest

1️⃣ POST a photo of your experience from this Fall’s LCRW 2018’s participating eatery

2️⃣ HASHTAG that post on Instagram with #LCRW2018

(Your acct must be set to “public” in order for me to view it. If your acct is private, you may send your submission through the “email” button on my profile)



*ORIGINALITY – photo must be of your experience. This means it could be a photo of the eatery, food, and/or you at the eatery

*CLARITY – clear image, able to recognize exactly what the image is

*ENJOYABLE – looks fun/delicious

πŸ’žWe want you to have a memorable experience! No need for photography experience to win. Be genuine & have fun! And don’t spend too much time taking photos- enjoy your experience!



πŸ†1st Place – $100 in downtown dollars from Lancaster City Alliance

πŸ†1st place – $100 in downtown dollars from the Downtown Investment District

πŸ†2nd Place – $50 Gift Card from Belvedere Inn

πŸ†2nd Place – $50 Gift Card from Red Rose Tavern

πŸ†3rd Place – $25 Gift Card from Commonwealth on Queen

πŸ†3rd Place – $25 Gift Card from Isaac’s Downtown Bar & Grill

πŸ†4th Place – $20 Gift Card from Characters Pub

πŸ†5th Place – $10 Gift Card from Sprout of Rice & Noodles


* All entries must be submitted via Instagram/email as indicated above by Monday, September 17, 2018 at 11:59pm (EST). A winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The prize winners have 30 days from winning announcement to redeem their prizes by contacting the restaurants that awarded them or Lancaster City Alliance (717-394-0783). This is no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.


Fine Dining, LANCASTER EATS, Romantic

[ MA(I)SON ]

Romantic, Cozy

See below for descriptions of all the items my husband and I enjoyed when we celebrated our 9 years anniversary at the heart of Lancaster- Ma(i)son. You can find the most humble chefs in the kitchen and the friendliest servers in the dining room. They all have those personalities in common and they also share their joy of each changing season because they get to spoil everyone with satisfying and filling foods using ingredients from our hometown.

THIS is what I imagine when I think of a farm to table concept. An eatery that utilizes what is locally in season and making the most of the good quality ingredients they can get a hold of.Β  I absolutely love how excited the staff gets each season because they get to create something new each time. When you look at the photos, especially the featured one above, you can tell Spring is finally upon us and there is lots of excitement in the kitchen as a result!

Roasted Lamb Skewers … $16.00
Savou cabbage, pickled spring vegetables, grilled lemon aioli
+ I never would have thought to use anything but lettuce for a raw outer veggie wrap, but this was genius because it held everything in so well, especially that aioli which was drinkable addicting

Chicken Liver Tartine … $13.00
Grilled bread, rhubarb, smoked spicebush vinegar, chives
+ The husband opted to use fork and knife.. but y’all know me. I just devoured this like no one was watching. Wiped my mouth and flipped the napkin over haha! Too much work to be graceful when I’m enjoying good food! The liver was soft and creamy and the pickled veggies and crusty thick bread gave it complimenting textures

Pan-Roasted Barramundi … $30.00
Spring Vegetable ‘panzanella’, watercress, peas, asparagus, green tomato, spring greens, olive oil, sourdough
+ Definitely the BEST fish I have ever had. The skin was so airy and crunchy. Fish was meaty yet flaky. By far my most favorite dish here!!

72-hour Beef Short Rib … $31.00
Floriani-corn spaetzle, braised cabbage, leeks, caramelized pearl onions, whole grain mustard, wilted spring greens
+ Mmm so tender and those Floriani-corn spaetzles had a firm texture with a sweetness to them that made them so addicting

Basque Cake … $ 8.00
French butter cake, citrus and pastry cream, blood orange curd, powdered sugar
+ I was told this was a very popular dessert and I definitely can see why! Crunchy outer layer with a thick and soft center

Spicebush Ice Cream
Spicebush ice cream, cocoa nib brittle, candied blood orange peel
+Β Very impressed with this ice cream! It was creamy and smooth and I loved the cocoa nib brittle and candied orange peels!! Definitelly a grown up ice cream.. dare I say it.. way better than sprinkles as toppings!! hehe