It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already since Chef/owner Candace Rinke opened the doors of the Hawthorn Grill on Stroop Road in Kettering. Being a restaurateur has been her dream since she won a blue ribbon on the county fair for “Best Drcorated Cake.” She’s come a long way since then, but her flair for decoration is still evident in her plate presentations at the eatery. During this first year, she’s been trying and adjusting the menu and hours to be responsive to what her guests want. They currently serve dinner Tues- Thurs from 5-9pm and Fr & Sat from 5-10pm. On Friday you can enjoy lunch from 11:30am – 2pm.
This Tuesday will be the debut of Tapas Tuesday at the Grill. Here’s a sneak peak at the menu:
Traditional Garlic Shrimp
Sautéed Shrimp (3) with Garlic, Parsley and Sherry, 6
Homemade Sausage Kebobs (3) Glazed with Apricot Rosemary Mustard Sauce, 5
Baked Chicken & Comté
Homemade Chicken Confit & Imported Comté Cheese Baked to Golden Brown, Served with Toast Points, 6
Crispy Artichoke Hearts
Hand-Battered Artichoke Hearts (4) served with Skordalia, 5
Kalamata and Green Olives Marinated in Garlic, Rosemary & Fennel, Pepperoncini Peppers, 5
And to wash it all down try some homemade Raspberry-Peach Sangria-Red Wine with Hints of Citrus, Peach Slices and Raspberries, Served Over Ice with a Splash of Soda.
If Tapas isn’t your thing, you may want to visit Hawthorn Grill on Thursday, which is all-you-can-eat rib night, served with baked beans and slaw for $16.99