Autumn is in the air with all the snappy sights and smells of fall. And Blooming Grove Inn, located inside a beautiful Victorian mansion on West Upper Ferry Road, in Ewing Township, has the tastes of autumn front and center as well in its new cocktail and dining menus.
As a highlight to the start of the season, Blooming Grove will host a fun-filled fundraiser brunch on Sunday, October 14, for One Simple Wish from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Owner Steve Jordan is proud to sponsor this event. “Now in its 10th year, One Simple Wish empowers donors to spread love, hope, and joy to children impacted by foster care, abuse, and neglect. Our full brunch menu with unlimited mimosas is $45. Please reserve early for this special day.”
Jordan and his culinary staff are primed for fall. “We unveiled very recently our new cocktail menu, which highlights a Maple Ginger Manhattan, made with Redemption Rye, sweet vermouth, bitters, and homemade maple ginger syrup. Or try a Rumple made with Goslings rum, homemade apple cinnamon syrup, and ginger beer. The Salted Caramel Apple Martini, made with 360 Apple and butterscotch schnapps with a salted caramel rim is a must-try,” Jordan says with a smile.
For fine dining, the chef is bringing back heartier dishes, such as the mouthwatering braised beef short ribs. Jordan’s dedication to fine food is evident in the backyard garden, featuring herbs and vegetables that cannot get any fresher. “Our dishes will focus on the bounty that autumn ingredients offer; heartier dishes for cool weather. The menu is New American at dinner, traditional American at lunch.”
“Blooming Grove Inn has been a place of hospitality for over a century,” says Jordan proudly. “In fact, in the 1920s, it was the local speakeasy. We have three rooms, each with distinct character and each with an inviting fireplace. Our full bar, including what I call the ‘Brown Bar,’ is an homage to our speakeasy past.”
But don’t count summer out just yet. “Diners love our outdoor dining area, and we will make summer last as long as possible with multiple fire pits arranged to keep you warm while you enjoy the outside.”
“Music at Blooming Grove enlivens your dining experience. We continue to have light acoustic music on Friday and Saturday nights, and we aim to have the renowned Barbara Trent back for a show,” says Jordan.
“We are already taking reservations for holiday parties and have three new catering menus. Our various rooms are perfect for any size party, from intimate gatherings to seating for 110 people using the entire house. Family parties or corporate events are one-of-a-kind at Blooming Grove Inn so book early,” advises Jordan. “Catering for off-site events is also available and includes options to suit every budget.”
Step into history and sit down to a cozy, fine dining experience at the historic Blooming Grove Inn.
Blooming Grove Inn, 234 West Upper Ferry Road, Ewing. 609-882-1150. www.bloominggroveinn.com.