The review posted below is from Masslive.com, it came out yesterday, and was my inspiration for choosing the Swan for tonight. Stay tuned, I'll let you know how they did this weekend.
Check out the the Table Three Restaurant Group. There are some familiar, and very talented people making some wonderful culinary changes here locally. Time to get out of the house, and do some local dining.
Restaurant review: The Whistling Swan in Sturbridge
Published: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 5:00 AM
Now operated by the Table 3 Restaurant Group, the establishment recently welcomed Rob Fecteau as its executive chef.
Fecteau is a local boy – he grew up in nearby Spencer – but his culinary vision is decidedly cosmopolitan, thanks to stints in high profile eateries across the Northeast.
The menu focus at the Whistling Swan has shifted from Continental to contemporary American, with current entree choices including Buttermilk Fried Chicken ($15.95), Cracker Crusted Haddock ($16.95), and Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese ($18.95).
Ultra-yummy “smashed” redskin potatoes and steamed pencil asparagus completed the handsomely styled plate.
The new menu at the Whistling Swam, it should be noted, is relentlessly a la carte – neither salad nor bread is built into the dinner price.
Fully licensed, the restaurant maintains a wine list of about two dozen choices. Prices are moderate, with nothing going for more than $40.
Dessert, we discovered, is reason enough to visit the Whistling Swam these days. The current selections (all are priced at $8) include a dark chocolate truffle cake, Nutella ice cream profiteroles with coffee hazelnut caramel, and a carrot cake cheesecake iced with marshmallow glaze.
White chocolate mousse served in a pistachio cookie cup was soothingly sweet, while a bread pudding made with chocolate cake and raisin bread had a deliciously dense character.
Name: The Whistling Swan
Address: 502 Main St., Sturbridge
Telephone: (508) 347-2321
Hours: Open daily, serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9:30 p.m.
Entree Prices: $14.95 - $35.95
Credit cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa,
Handicapped access: Rear entrance is accessible, with rest rooms equipped for wheelchairs
Reservations: Accepted and advised on weekends