Need to get a quaint getaway, where you can get some antiquing done, artisan eats and curing the itch for some thoroughbred racing, then take a trip to Saratoga Springs. I decided to take a day trip and visit Saratoga Springs in Saratoga Springs New York and my first stop, when I first arrived was the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Though I was told I was not allowed to take pictures of any of the exhibits, but when you step foot into the museum, you can see all the trophies and history of horse racing. I was able to see all the trophies and history of horse racing and see plaques from recent winners American Phaorah and historical horses like Seabiscuit and A.P Indy. It is fascinating.
I was allowed to take pictures in the courtyard and the Hall of Fame. I was able to take a picture of Seabiscuit's plaque and I also took a picture of the horse who has the same name as my son.
I was searching for something for dinner and I decided to try the Thirsty Owl Wine Co. and Wine Garden and it is has an array of different wines. I am trying the 2014 Malbec, which is a 15 month aged rare wine from the Finger Lakes region. All of their wines are from the Finger Lake region and they have wine bar, where you can try many of their selections.
For my appetizer, I chose the Grilled Paprika Eggplant with Cranberry Onion Jelly. It was so delicious and it paired well with my wine.
Oh my goodness, I tried the Beef Tenderloin over Lobster Mashed Potatoes with Asparagus and it was so delicious. I am usually not a big mashed potato fan, but the lobster mashed potatoes were so delicious.
Even though, my dinner was perfect in satisfying my foodie needs, I had to leave room for dessert when I saw the Raspberry Lemon Drop on the dessert menu. It was the perfect combination of sweet, tart and creamy goodness that finally set in my itis.
And my trip is not complete without a visit to Saratoga Racetrack and even though throughbred racing season is over in Saratoga. The racing season runs from July 22 to September 5, so I was a few weeks late to be able to see the track.
I also took a stroll in downtown Saratoga Springs and it is so vibrant and artsy. There are many shops to doing your antiquing and casual shopping and everyone is so friendly.
I had a wonderful day, exploring and discovering Saratoga Springs and I was very pleased with all that I found that I definitely will have to come back and see even more next time.