Last night was a return visit to Chop House at Lake Sumter and it might have been even better than the first time. Correction: it WAS better than the first time!
Do you find yourself ordering the same meal at your favorite restaurants? Or do you venture out and try something new each time? Sometimes I slip into that habit of ordering the same thing. Not this time. If you recall, the previous visit I had the Filet Mignon, and it was delicious. This time, our awesome server, TJ, recommended the Chicken Chevre. He had me at sun-dried tomatoes! My friend enjoyed the Prime Delmonico, which also looked amazing and cooked perfectly. But back to the Chicken Chevre…this was by far in my top 3 all-time favorite dishes in The Villages®. The whole plate had so many levels of flavor. But the goat cheese, basil beurre blanc was to die for.
The atmosphere was also different this time. Our reservations were for the outdoor patio, but with the dreary weather looming they were going to move us inside – much to my disappointment. I guess the look on my face was enough for the maître d, Brandon, to quickly whisk us outside to the perfect table. And guess what?! No rain…until we were leaving. The weather was perfect and so was the service and food. TJ treated us like family and Lexi served up a delicious Sunset Sangria from the outside bar. I absolutely love dining outside – it definitely adds to the entire experience.
Chop House at Lake Sumter is located at 1045 Old Camp Rd., The Villages just off the square at Lake Sumter Landing.
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