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“Serendipity in Trumansburg!”
Review of Hazelnut Kitchen

Hazelnut Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Trumansburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hazelnut Kitchen is located in Trumansburg NY, the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. Since 2007, we have been using locally sourced farm ingredients in a casually elegant open kitchen dining atmosphere. Our menu changes frequently, inspired by what’s in season and reflects our commitment to utilize goods obtained from local farmers and producers. Although our approach is simple and clean, the outcome is uniquely delicious. We invite you to join us for dinner and experience the best that the season has to offer!
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We'd heard the food was good (and it was) - but service was serendipity #1. Like the pairing of food & wine, the service at Hazelnut Kitchen is perfectly matched to the menu & decor... professional but not fussy, it "ups the game" in just the right way.

Food-wise, cucumber gazpacho exploded on the palate when introduced to a very satisfying sparkling burgundy. Both the grilled stone fruit with jonah crab and the blueberry salad were winners for the lighter eaters - but the "Let the kitchen decide" entree (you're not told what it is) was serendipity #2.

The mystery resolved itself as a braised duck leg on a bed of sweet corn, sauced beautifully and topped with salsa Verde. The duck was both tender and crisp, and the flavors did that amazing thing where they marry to create a taste that exceeds the sum of it's parts, yet remain distinct. It didn't hurt that our server's suggested wine pairing (a moderately priced Cotes du Rhone) was "spot on", either!

Serendipity #3 was very reasonably priced house made ice cream in addition to interesting and delicious offerings like blueberry affogado.

All things considered, an excellent and unexpectedly satisfying dining experience that we look forward eagerly to repeating!

1  Thank BillSandreuter
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

My fiance' and I sat at the bar overlooking the kitchen. We were enthralled by the 'dance' that was happening with the chefs and the food was phenomenal!

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Right in the center of town. My husband and I both selected the chef's choice which was a surprise until served. They served us the most wonderful fried chicken with jalapeño biscuits, slaw, and a peach sauce. We also had the fried green tomato appetizer which was delicious. They make ice cream in house and we tried the sweet pea and salted carmel which were to die for. The service was wonderful. I would highly recommend enjoying a meal here.

Thank 663KarenD
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Small selection and the chef's choice was too salty. The wine selection for reds was very small and expensive.

Thank penny276
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I ordered their cucumber soup, an item that would not ordinarily appeal to me, which was one of the best summer soups I have ever eaten! Inventive!!

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Thank cruciverbo
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