In no hurry to leave, we decided dessert would be a sweet finish to a great meal. While beignets served with a raw honey drizzle and powdered sugar are a staple on the menu, the dessert of the day hit the magic words with pecan pie. We added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and pretended we were tucked away in a restaurant courtyard in the French Quarter. The pie was delectable, and prepared in an unfamiliar way with ground pecans and coconut shreds. It's highly recommended.
The Patten House has equipped its patio with heaters and intends to keep it open in this unusual year. The good food and our attentive server made our experience memorable.
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IF YOU GO
WHAT: The Patten House of Geneva
WHERE: 124 S. Second St., Geneva
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