Two well-known Plattsburgh restaurants have helped Plattsburgh earn its way onto a Travelocity Foodie Destination list.
Anthony’s Restaurant and Irises Cafe and Wine Bar made a list produced by professional travel blogger Mike Shubic of MikesRoadTrip.com, who partnered with Travelocity on the article.
“Everyone knows the big cities like New York, San Francisco and Seattle have a plethora of amazing restaurant options for the gourmand, but there are a slew of smaller cities with world-class chefs producing some very creative cuisine.” Travelocity wrote, explaining why Shubic was asked to “share some of his favorite small-city foodie destinations.” And that led to this:
“Even though Plattsburgh is a relatively small community, it serves a significant tourism population that descends on the area for its rich history and Lake Champlain recreation,” Shubic wrote.
“The number of high-quality eateries continues to increase and (the city) is becoming a destination for gastronomic enthusiasts.”
SETTINGS CITED TOO
He listed two “places not to miss,” writing:
• Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro started the fine-dining movement in Plattsburgh more than 30 years ago. After all these years, they still dazzle diners with their European-American cuisine enjoyed in the unique and intimate atmosphere of a historic 19th-century farmhouse.
• Irises Cafe and Wine Bar is a tapestry of locally inspired New American cuisine served within a historic building in the heart of downtown Plattsburgh.
WINE HONORSAnthony’s and Irises were also recently honored with Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence for their wine lists and the way those are combined with menu selection.