I went to the semi-annual restaurant week in the Miami Valley tonight. As always, The Meadowlark was fantastic!
The meal began with a nice and flavorful pea soup with a rye toast covered in melted cheddar. The soup was quite good with a rich flavor but I think the toast could have used a sharper cheddar, it was a little flat tasting and slightly greasy. This course also came with a small (4oz or so) French country ale. This was not quite a saison but did have a nice clean taste with a slight spicyness.
I had the roasted winter squash salad with jalepeno, lime, yogurt, and cilantro. A surprising bite accompanied perfectly roasted squash. The sweetness of the squash mixed with the spice and the slight bite of the yogurt sauce.
The main course was a grilled pork chop with cornbread pudding. Another spicy dish that was quite good overall. The green onion gravy was not overdone and provided a nice contrast to the creamy moistness of the corn bread. The pork was a little overdone for my taste but it wasn't dry by any measure.
Finally, a soft and creamy maple créme brulee finished off the meal. The amount of food was just right and at $25.12 it was a steal.