Earl’s New American: Bucks County, PA

IMG_7202A Bucks County original returns. After a fire, Earl’s New American is back and better than ever with an incredible menu and rustic American charm. This has always been one of the areas favorite restaurants, so I was eagerly excited when I knew i’d have the pleasure of dining here. Earl’s New American pairs the rustic charm and romance of a Bucks County farmhouse with contemporary cuisine. Here I enjoyed dinner at a reclaimed wood table, and savored some fantastic cocktails.

I started off with the Ruby Tini ($12) and the Village Sunrise ($12) cocktails, which are cool and refreshing. There was also a Blueberry Festival happening that weekend in Bucks County, IMG_7013where Earl’s was debuting a special Blueberry Mojito that also won me over cocktail wise (and I am truly not a mojito fan). We had a wonderful server named James who is enthusiastic, entertaining, and service oriented. He knows his way around the menu and will have you drooling on your menu with his lively dish descriptions and pairing options.

The appetizer selection offers some delicious seafood options in which I enjoyed both the Lobster Dumplings ($11) and Spicy Rock Shrimp ($11). The dumplings were out of this world, yum! Pan seared IMG_7203Maine lobster filled dumplings with shaved carrot slaw and sweet soy paired with the Blueberry Mojito was one perfect pairing, and a great way to begin the evening. I am a big fan of rock shrimp, and here at Earl’s it rocks! The rock shrimp is topped with a sesame soy aioli and makes a perfect pairing with the Village Sunrise… because nothing beats tempura and a tequila cocktail, right? 

The appetizers were filling, but nothing was stopping me from moving onto some mains. The House Made Fusilli ($21) jumped right off of IMG_7012the menu when I saw it was made with haycock township wild mushrooms, spring asparagus, and roasted garlic tomato sauce. This pasta was incredible! Fresh and full of flavor, it would easily pair with a glass of the Tangent Albariño ($11) or the Louis Jadot (red) from Burgundy ($12). Alongside the pasta, I decided to go with one of James large plate suggestions and ordered IMG_7204the Hatfield Pork Chop ($26): a bone-in 12oz grilled pork chop with roasted yukon gold potatoes, caramelized onions, and balsamic sauce. This one was absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked, and would easily pair well with any chardonnay or red wine on the menu.

 

 

IMG_7205Earl’s New American has a great selection of desserts, so make sure you save some room! The Chocolate Layer Cake will send you into food coma but it’s absolutely worth it. Layers of creamy chocolate mousse and chocolate cake topped with a seductive layer of soft ganache; it’s delectably sinful.

After a day of winery visits or shopping in Peddler’s Village, Earl’s New American is a must stop for some great food, service, and drinks. Be sure to check out the seasonal and creative cocktail menu, fresh oyster selections, and incredible menu offerings. Please pair responsibly. 

 

 

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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