We each ordered a variety of items from the expansive menu. The soup of the day was Asian Chicken which had a deep, smokey, rich flavor without being too heavy. Somehow an extra cup appeared at the table and the waitress offered it as a complimentary item. I had the Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with parsnip, candied olives, raisins, and preserved lemon vin served with quail. The quail was an optional add-on (other choices include fish or venison). The unusual list of ingredients seemed risky, but I liked the idea of Brussels sprouts. This inventive salad was delicious and satisfying.
The Bowling Alley Burger is house ground beef, melted fontina, griddled onion, Swift’s pickle spear, "fancy-ass" special sauce, sesame seed bun. All this served with crispy, perfectly cooked french fries with house made ketchup. I was told the burger was well executed. I did taste the fries with the house made ketchup and they were incredibly addictive. The fries had the right amount of crunch and the ketchup was impressive in flavor and thickness.
The Pork Rillette Salad Lyonaisse with bacon lardons, fig preserves and Peeler Farm's egg was a favorite of one friend. Another was enamored with the whole sardines with pickled shallot and parsley jus. Definitely something for everyone. Even though we were celebrating a birthday, alas, we did not order dessert. I remember from my last visit that pastry chef Callie Speer's creations are worthwhile if you have room for dessert, especially her famous Popcorn and a Movie. Night or day, Swift's Attic is an elegant downtown spot for drinks or a well crafted meal. (Cathy)