After spending the most wonderful day on the top of a mountain in Franconia Park and seeing one of the top ten sites I’ve seen, we were ready to have dinner. Again, we felt like we were in the middle of nowhere and where were we supposed to get a dinner that wasn’t bad Italian, Chinese, or a deli? After looking in Littleton, and finding only bad Italian, Chinese, a deli, and a Thai restaurant that was entirely filled with white people (seemed like a bad sign to me), we decided to check urbanspoon for nearby restaurants. We found the Gypsy Cafe intriguing, and decided to drive an hour out of the way to eat there. The restaurant was decorated “alternatively,” with things like lights made with acorns, a mural of colors, and sun sculptures. We were disappointed to discover that the mac and cheese could not be made without bacon, so instead we ordered the Corn Fritters. When the waitress brought the plate out, she dropped one the fritters, and was quick to say she would bring us another, which I thought was sweet of her. The fritters came with three house-made dipping sauces, one tasted like a county fair, one was sweet and spicy, and the third was like Indian salsa. They were so delicious. I really loved them. For my entree, I had the Tuna Steak salad. When it came, it looked really good, and the portion was quite large, but I think overall I was disappointed. I didn’t like the dressing (which was on the side, thankfully), and told the waitress, so she brought a new one which was basil-lime, house-made, and very good. My tuna steak was very good too, I just felt that the salad was extremely boring. It was romaine lettuce, and a few jarred roasted red peppers, and a hard boiled egg. Julian had the Veggie burger, and ordered the Chipotle Raspberry sauce on the side. His came with a salad that I thought was more inventive than mine, which was of course a main dish. His veggie burger was pretty good, but the raspberry sauce was more of a raspberry flavored sugar-water. I almost forgot to mention how happy I was that the bread was warm! My favorite! Overall, I loved the service, and the appetizer, but wasn’t crazy about either of our entrees and thought they were kind of expensive. But I loved that they gave a comment card with the check!
October 19, 2011 by Nina