LEONARDSVILLE, NY — After a 16-month gap, the restaurant at the Horned Dorset Inn will reopen on Wednesday, May 9.
The classically French restaurant was closed while owners Harold Davies and Kingsley Wratten attended to other ventures, including one in Puerto Rico and the creation of an artists colony launching here this year.
The restaurant, located on Route 8 in rural southeastern Madison County about 20 miles south of Utica, will have Wratten’s son, Aaron, serving as executive chef He had worked at the Puerto Rico Horned Dorset after studying in Paris then working in New York at Aureole and Restaurant Daniel.
The Horned Dorset menu is still mostly French, with chicken, veal, beef, duck and fish dishes in classic sauces, along with French and Continental appetizers, soups and desserts. Wratten plans to make frequent use of organic fruits and vegetables and locally sourced meats, poultry and cheeses.
The public restaurant seats 75 to 100 patrons, and there are also dining areas available for private parties. Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (315) 855-7898.