Southern New Hampshire Life

Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor


Southern New Hampshire Life - Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor

Country Cuisine 5: Milford

Milford is the commercial center for towns west of Nashua and east of Peterborough; it has many stores, strip malls, and restaurants along its main roads.  Two of its more distinctive restaurants are described here:

The Mile Away offers four course dinners at very reasonable prices.  Housed in a remodeled barn with a German/Swiss theme, this “country elegant” restaurant features an extensive menu of Continental and American items. Starters include Swedish meatballs and vichyssoise; entrees include Wiener schnitzel, tournedos, and chicken cordon bleu.  Some examples from their dessert offerings are peach melba, chocolate balls, and strudel.  Dining by the huge wood-burning fireplace is memorable, as is their Oktoberfest celebration every autumn.  This year Oktoberfest will be October 14th from 12:30 to 5:30PM; King Ludwig’s Bavarian Band will be featured.  Weddings and wedding receptions are held in their picture perfect garden.  Reservations recommended. Address: 52 Federal Hill Road, Milford; phone: 603-673-3904; website: http://www.mileawayrestaurant.com/

Rustic Leaf Bistro stresses locally grown organic produce; the innovative offerings here are sure to stimulate anyone’s palate.  Appetizers include goat-cheese stuffed dates and sweet potato crab cakes; salads include pear, beet, olive, and butternut varieties.  Entrees feature natural and fresh ingredients, including apple bourbon chicken, salmon in a maple sauce, and bacon wrapped beef medallions.  The numerous vegetarian dishes include butternut squash risotto and chili dusted avocadoes. Open for lunch and dinner. Address: 15 Elm Street, Milford; phone: 603-672-1556; website: http://therusticleaf.com/