When we visit Hershey The Sweetest Place on Earth!, one of our favorite hotels to stay at is Hershey Lodge! Earlier this year, Hershey Lodge opened the new Fire & Grain restaurant, offering visitors a whole new level of innovative comfort food and cocktails, in an energetic, inviting atmosphere. On our visit earlier this summer, my son and I had the opportunity to dine at the new restaurant and experience its unique (and delicious!) cuisine for ourselves.
The restaurant features gathering tables, a fire wall, and a full service bar stocked with premium choices! I wish I lived closer to the restaurant, as this is totally the type of place my colleagues and I would congregate to for an after-work beverage. The decor is modern, but yet warm and inviting. The long tables in the bar area are perfect for engaging with fellow Fire & Grain visitors.
Since I was with my son, we decided to stay in the restaurant’s dining area. Both tables and booths are available for diners.
Once we settled in, I reviewed the menu, trying to make the difficult choice of only ordering one entree. The menu is packed with offerings that sound beyond amazing. My tummy was rumbling from just reading the descriptions! We were headed back to Hersheypark Amusement Park that evening, so I was trying to choose a “light” dinner. But of course… a dining option from every section caught my eye. And how could I resist one of Hershey’s amazing cocktails?
My son ordered his classic favorite… Chicken Fingers, off the Kids Fare Menu. However, my little picky eater agreed to share an appetizer with me. We chose the Deviled Egg Trio, and boy was that a wise choice! The dish includes three types of Deviled Eggs: Smoked Salmon & Chive Sour Cream, Bacon & Horseradish, and Pickled Beet Deviled Egg. My favorite was the Smoked Salmon, while my son gobbled up the Bacon one, leaving me only a small bite.
As I mentioned earlier, for dinner I was trying to go “light.” I choose the Strawberry & Arugula salad, adding grill chicken to my salad. The salad includes soft ripened goat cheese (though they served Brie that night), toasted almonds, with a Sweet Onion, Lime-Basil Vinaigrette. The meal hit the spot and didn’t leave me feeling too full. Plus it was quite tasty! I would definitely order this salad again.
Luckily after an appetizer and entree, I still had room for dessert. Now when I think of Hershey, I think chocolate. We actually decided to go in the other direction and try the restaurant’s Peach and Blackberry Cobbler! Don’t get me wrong, I still love chocolate, and I definitely plan to try their S’Mores Jar on my next visit. However this cobbler proves that Hershey hits the mark with ALL SWEETS, not just chocolate. Plus the pecan shortbread topping on the cobbler was amazingly delicious!
Now don’t worry, I didn’t forget to order a cocktail. I love love LOVE Hershey’s Signature Chocolate Martinis, but once again, I wanted to try something different. I ordered the Blueberry Mojito, as recommended by our waiter. The drink is a mixture of Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum, mint, blueberries, lemon, and club soda. So good!
Speaking of our waiter… I have to say, we received top-notch service that evening! Our waiter was attentive, and had recommendations ready when I was trying to decide what to order. He was very knowledgeable of the menu. I wish I could remember his name, so that I could probably give him kudos!
Fire & Grain is open for breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM, and dinner from 4:30 PM to 11 PM. Between breakfast and dinner you can order from the bar menu daily from 3 PM to 4:30 PM. Attire is resort casual.
If you would like to dine at Fire & Grain, there is complimentary valet parking available at the main Hershey Lodge entrance, located off University Drive.
While Hersheypark Season Passes and accommodations were provided by Hershey Resorts and Entertainment, all opinions are 100% my own.