As you enjoy your meal, you may become mesmerized by the scary themes displayed on the flat screen TV across from the table. Evil spirits, spiders and a blinking eye may interrupt your dining.
It’s all in jest. Owners James Pallone and Chef Jeff spend days decorating the Victorian-era house turned restaurant. Each room on the main dining floor has several decorations. Portraits on the wall change from attractive people to skeletons or spirits before your very eyes.
A woman stands in the corner, wearing a white gown and a veil covering her face. As you approach, it’s a skeleton – a very nicely dressed skeleton, but still a skeleton. It’s all part of the fun!
Some items are either noise or motion generated, so as you are talking, you may hear another voice or see something move in the corner.
While the scenery may make you want to scream in fright or run for protection, the menu will “trap” you. The food, as always, is delicious. So, hanging out with some ghosts or ghouls are worth it.
We enjoyed our lunch there. We’ve eaten dinner at the JC Wyatt House before, but wanted to try lunch.
Lisa had a dish featuring chicken salad and a mushroom and leeks quiche. She had a side of vegetables. She enjoyed the lunch entrée. I tried a bite of her chicken salad and it was delicious.
I had a roasted chicken breast salad, with hazelnuts, strawberries and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. I wanted seconds. It was soooooo good!
For dessert, we each had a dish featuring a dark chocolate cupcake with frosting (yum), a chocolate truffle (again, yum) and a pumpkin pudding.
The food, as always, was delicious. The ambience was outstanding. You really get into the Halloween “spirit.”
For more information on the JC Wyatt House or to make reservations, please visit the website at http://www.jcwyatt.net.