Location: 401 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Intimate. Sexy. Extravagant.
These are just a few words to describe my experience at Amorette (meaning little love), a fine dining restaurant that employs all of your senses. Amorette’s founders Thomas and Donna Ponessa have created a culinary environment unlike any other that I’ve experienced. And award-winning Chef Rikku Ó’Donnchü – where to begin. The concept of each dish was so incredibly thought-out and executed, he is truly an artist. We were served wines from expert sommeliers, and were treated like royalty.
From the presentations, to fragrances, this experience involved all five senses, so settle yourself in for our eight course meal…
But before we walked to dinner, we first checked into the historic Lancaster Marriott hotel. We could not have been greeted more warmly!
Now, onto the main course…. er, courses:
FIRST COURSE – AMUSE
SECOND COURSE – THIS IS NOT AN ASHTRAY
Wine pairing: Truchard Bordeaux Blend 2018
THIRD COURSE – HEROES IN A HALF SHELL
Wine pairing: Chardonnay Pouilly Fuisse 2016
FOURTH COURSE – SWEET & SOUR
Wine pairing: Ottoventi Catarratto Zibibbo 2018
FIFTH COURSE – MALLARD
Wine pairing: 2013 Château Vannières Bandol
SIXTH COURSE – BEET POT
Wine pairing: Domaine de Durban Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2016
SEVENTH COURSE – Nitro Cleanser
EIGHTH COURSE – LEVITATE
Wine pairing – Banyuls “Cuvée Thérese Reig” Dom. de la Rectorie – 2017
An unforgettable sensory experience from start to finish. If you’re looking for something entirely unique and lavish for your next date night, I highly recommend booking yourself a hotel (the Marriott in Lancaster is a fantastic option and is less than a 15-minute walk from the restaurant) and indulging at Amorette. They offer a variety of dining experiences, sure to be more unforgettable than the next.