JANUARY 20, 2006Green Gables Restaurant Names New Dining Room Manager and Beverage DirectorGreen Gables Restaurant News Release
Ben Grace, a life-long resident of Ligonier, has been named the new Dining Room Manager and Beverage Director for Green Gables Restaurant in Jennerstown.JANUARY 26, 2006Bringing more than pretzels to Mountain Playhouseby Dan DiPaolo of the Daily American
This is the first of several regular features dedicated to looking at some of the finest chefs in the Somerset County area. They bring innovative dishes and fabulous meals to local diners without the press and notoriety of the big city. Join us as we enjoy some of the best food and dining experiences these talented professionals have to offer. APRIL 01, 2006An enchanting trip to Jennerstown, PABy Sherris Moreira-Byers, Views & Voices Magazine
Glimpses of statues. Tree trunks inside banquet halls. A fireplace that's big enough to roast a person. Exquisite artwork. Almost eating right over the water. Glass picture windows as long as the eye can see. A theater in a former grist mill. Dinners to die for.
I felt like I was in the middle of a fairy tale or a J.R.R. Tolkein novel.APRIL 15, 2006Alsace vs. Germany Wine Dinner April 21Green Gables News Release
The next wine dinner at Green Gables Restaurant beginning at 7 p.m.on Friday, April 21 presents the food and wine along the mighty Rhine River from the Alsace region of France to the west and Germany to the east. While Germany may be best known for bratwurst and potato salad, real Muenster cheese only comes from Alsace and Foie Gras is a true Alsacian specialty. Executive Chef Zeno Zimmer has planned a menu combining the best of both regions beginning with Wild Mushroom Duxelle with Puff Pastry (Alsace) and Grilled Bratwurst with roasted onions (German) as the amuse-bouches. The first course will be a Foie Gras Torchone with sweet wine preserve and toast points, followed by White Asparagus with smoked trout, truffle vinaigrette and baby greens; Sautéed Quail with lemon herb späetzle; Grilled White Marble Farms Pork Chop with warm potato salad and cabbage apple stew and Fresh Endive Salad with watercress, apples, muenster cheese, candied walnuts, and champagne vinaigrette. Orange Cardamom Crème Brûlée will complete the meal.APRIL 30, 2006Feast for momby Karin Welzel for the Tribune-Review
In the U.S. Navy, Zeno Zimmer says, "I blew up things." A munitions expert, he was a gunner's mate until leaving the service about 10 years ago.
Nowadays, Zimmer -- executive chef of Green Gables Restaurant at Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown, Somerset County -- is piecing precious ingredients together. He places delicate baby greens precisely onto Lobster and Pistachio Pierogies and gently stirs tender, creamy wild mushroom risotto laced with white truffle oil. DECEMBER 08, 2006Taste testing: Blindfolded diners can savor new experienceby Tom Lavis, The Tribune-Democrat
Here's a dinner where guests will not know what they're eating until they taste it.
People will pay for the privilege of being blindfolded as they consume a six-course gourmet meal accompanied by six distinctive wines.DECEMBER 17, 2006No peeking: Diners try tasting blindby Noele Creamer for the Tribune-Review
Borrowing the American Indian phrase "Walk a mile in another man's moccasins," the Green Gables Restaurant in Jennerstown, Somerset County, has created a new dining event that will benefit the Somerset County Blind Center.