French Country Inn Dining – Silver Spring Farm is a French restaurant in Flanders, New Jersey

Recently, the movie Julie and Julia. For the first time on the silver screens across the country has aroused in many of us our passion for exceptional cuisine. While Julie and Julia from the film explore the very difficult tasks of mastering French cuisine at home, my wife and I have restored our delightful paintings to eat in a good French restaurant.

But where are you going?

Live 48 minutes from downtown Manhattan and its seemingly endless stock of stylish French restaurants, bars and cafes. This time, however, we decided to aim to locate GPS West to see if we could detect a more “Country Inn” to fill the bill.

We realize that we have Garmin Novi GPS It is, in fact, a magnificent Ouija board. Touch the screen, ask a question:

"Hermione, (that's what we call GPS because it speaks British accent), is there a French country inn inside a half gas tank west of our house here in Maplewood, New Jersey?"

"Recalculation … at the bottom of the corridor – turn – to the left."

In a moment (well, over 45 minutes), we arrived in Flanders, New Jersey and the Silver Spring Farm French restaurant. This charming hotel is conveniently located near Route 80, close to Lake Bude and Mount Olive Village.

When we arrived an hour before our reservations at 5:00 am, we were, in turn, greeted by the Inn's Grand Lady, Jacqueline Evalli. I stood with the perfect position at the booking station, smiled and said, "Bienvenue! Welcome to Silver Spring Farm."

"Thank you, we arrived early and wondered if we could get an early seat."

Pretending, seriously I actually walked to the empty dining room around and then returned to the station. She said, "Yes, you're lucky. We can put pressure on you."

We all laughed and knew immediately that we made the right decision to visit with Jacqueline, her husband Chef Guy Ivaldi and their son Jean-Jacques (who trained at the famous Lausanne School Hotel in Switzerland). The French restaurant in Silver Spring Farm since the early 1940s. Here refugees from the post-World War II site in France can get out of their strange and unusual surroundings in New York City and "leave" not far from the city for a weekend or sometimes longer with intimacy and hypnosis and, of course, incomparable French cuisine .

Silver Spring Farm has a website, so I won't waste time here listing a unique and distinct list here. However, I will give two tips. First, go there hungry. The portions are generous and irresistible. Trust me; you don't want to find yourself full before candy. Second, ask for specials off the menu. I had samples of chicken, beef and mutton in three different sauces that I could try again in a few days as soon as I closed my eyes and touched the tip of my tongue on your palate, yum.

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