Last week, I attended an event at “One Six Five” the restaurant at the Normanside Country Club. My friend, Michelle, works there as director of sales and marketing; she put together the party, and you’ll remember she knows how to throw a party! A midst awful weather that night, the event was filled with a number of Michelle’s friends, some of whom I recognized, others who are friends of mine.
The purpose of the event was to see the remodeled restaurant and taste some of the new menu items that reflect a shift toward “new American cuisine.” The restaurant is open to the public, and there are multiple items I tasted or other menu items that were outstanding and/or noteworthy.
There was a cheese platter filled with a number of relatively local cheeses: Old Chatham Sheepherding Company Nancy’s Wheel, Harpersfield Tilset washed in Ommegang, R&G Cheese Makers Fresh Cheese Curds, Twin Maple Farm Hudson Red. There were also spiced hazenluts, grapes, and cinnamon sugar coated almonds.
There was also an “everything hummus platter” that had hummus, fresh, house-pulled mozzarella, roasted tomato salad, olives, and crispy fried wonton wrappers. It was garnished with the seasoning mixture that tops an everything bagel.
These two items (I didn’t grab any pictures) are definitely things I’d go back to sample.
Then, the servers started passing small plates around.
I’d be most inclined to order the Norman Sliders, the flatbread, and the black vinegar shrimp. All of the dishes are well executed and build upon combinations of flavors and textures. Glancing over the menu, there’s a wide variety of dishes that would please almost everyone. Gluten free items are highlighted as well. I definitely have my eye on a couple of the burgers on the menu.
A couple of their regular desserts were passed around, too.
Both of these were incredible, and definitely worth a visit.
The evening was full of lots of mingling and talking with everyone involved and the other attendees. One of the other guests was Stacey Morris, fellow student of DDP Yoga. I’ve posted multiple times about her journey; it’s really inspiring stuff!
On the way out, Michelle handed me a little box with a note and a cupcake!
The cupcake lasted all of 3 seconds after I got home and was delicious.
It was a fun evening, and I’m looking forward to stopping back in to sample some of the new menu items.
One Six Five is located at 150 Salisbury Rd in Delmar. (There aren’t any signs signaling you to the location. Once you reach the country club, keep driving to the back. You’ll find a big parking lot. Park there, enter the building, hang a left, and you’re there. Enjoy!)