Not long after this wine and tap room restaurant opened in April, the Spy took a long look (June article) at the enterprise. As we enter the fall, a look by one of our spies seems in order and one slipped in recently on a quiet Monday afternoon. Monday is mentioned because one great advantage (at least for now) is that the Fool’s Lantern is open seven days a week.
One of the first thing one notices after strolling into this St. Michaels establishment is that you can utilize your personally issued plastic card to choose from among 12 different beers and 24 bottles of wine! However, a dining experience goes way beyond beer and wine. A full menu provides creative offerings of all sizes. Some can be shared and some are larger offerings for an individual diner.
Our spy reports that their own combination of shrimp, grilled chicken and Brussels Sprouts provided a welcomed and filling lunch. What proved too tempting was a dessert described as a cheese cake into which one dips graham crackers along with fruit. All were creative and delicious made all the more enjoyable with a glass or two of wine.
Whether you’ve been before or driven by and wondered just what was inside, a stop at the restaurant is well worth it; and, you will be honoring a bit of history at a time in our past when “The Town that Fooled the British” succeeded in thwarting a British invasion during the War of 1812 because St. Michaels’ residents brilliantly hung lanterns above town to misdirect gunfire, sending British cannon volley far above their intended targets.