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Escape the city to Blue Ridge

Not long ago I went to a beautiful place called Blue Ridge to celebrate my friend Tricia's birthday. The journey to Blue Ridge is quite an expedition leaving the city of Kingston behind and going up in the clean fresh air of the mountain. The view going up to the restaurant and cottages is breathtaking with views of the mountain side. It was a long journey but we made it to the restaurant in time for our reservation. The property is beautifully surrounded by lush trees and plants. We made our way inside where we were greeted by the friendly staff and taken to our table where we then noticed the amazing scenic view. Immediately we started taking pictures. Along with the breathtaking view, the restaurant itself is beautifully decorated giving you a homey rustic vibe, a secret hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

It's safe to say that the color blue is the signature color. The table mats were blue and the utensils were in these cute brown burlap sacks. Each table had a beautiful glass vase with flowers in blue water and each place setting had a menu within a frame. The decor is simple but unique and inviting.

Photo Credits: Instagram - @david_skexis

To drink I had their signature sparking blue champagne. (Yes my chest high ... lol and it was fruitfully delicious!). For the entree I had the broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken breast with a creamy garlic sauce with a side of vegetables and homemade mac and cheese. My meal was served to me on a wooden waiter topped with a rooster statue. A unique touch that I have never seen at a restaurant before. Each meal is served with a themed statue. One of my friend's had the shrimp garden salad and she was served with a butterfly statue. I appreciated this creative touch and it was that more exciting to eat my meal. My entree was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! It was prepared to perfection, bursting with flavor in your mouth. I enjoyed every bite!

For dessert I had the Affogato Italian dessert which was surprisingly good. It's layered coffee rum ice cream, coffee rum liqueur, and hot coffee topped with whipped cream and gold sprinkles. Ugh, it was heaven! I found myself scraping the bottom of the glass mug with my spoon tempted to use my finger to capture the last drop.

After lunch we wandered around the property for a bit, checking out their herb garden, taking in some more of the scenic views, fresh air, and of course taking more pictures. All in all it was a wonderful lunch and worth the travel. If your ever in Kingston for the weekend definitely make a reservation at Blue Ridge and if your thinking of staying overnight they have cottages too!

Let me know your thoughts below and check out my video from my visit at Blue Ridge.

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