When I was visiting the Croakery earlier this month, Florrie took me out on a lunch date to Red Devon in Bangall, NY. Its a sprawling building nestled in a little stand of trees with a sweet little garden. We were very lucky that the day was warm and there was a lovely cool breeze. The last few weeks of August had been brutally hot and we were finally enjoying a break in the action. The town of Bangall is nestled in among farms, with acres and acres of rolling fields and dark green woods. The building used to be home to Jimmy Cagney’s Steakhouse. He had a vacation house just outside of town. Florrie tells me that Liam Neeson has a country home in the area too. Unfortunately there were no sightings of any tall, handsome Irishmen during our visit. The new owners have modernized and renovated the building to be as green as possible. Check out Red Devon’s website for more information on their green initiative. But enough talk about the building, let me get to the good stuff! The Food!
We sat outside on the long front porch that runs the length of the building. The menu was varied and everything looked wonderful. We kept watching the wait staff pass by with other diner’s food and drooling. We finally settled on the burgers and we were not disappointed. They were cooked to perfection, charred on the outside, juicy on the inside with a brilliant brioche bun. The fries had a peppercorn seasoning with a homemade ketchup and were eaten with much gusto! I still think back on those fries and smile…
As much as we love cooking, its always fun to go out on a gastronomical adventure, especially with such good company.