For Bruce and me, celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary by having a gourmet dinner with an impressively crafted cocktail in a 200 year old tavern was our idea of a wonderful time! Enhancing the romance of the evening was the mystery of the place. A Renovations in the 1930s had discovered 3 skeletons and a jeweled dagger behind a wall close to the fireplace! The story is that one set of bones belonged to Madeline, the original owner’s mistress. The reason for the other two skeletons and the dagger is not known, but what perfect material for a great ghost story, and anniversary dinner!
King’s Tavern was constructed in 1769 using beams from scrapped New Orleans sailing ships and barges that had come down the Mississippi River. Richard King purchased the home in 1789 and turned the home into a boarding house and Tavern. The rustic but elegant farm table interior with ancient wooden walls helped transport us back to the late 1700’s! Now owned and run by Regina Charboneau, a nationally known chef from San Francisco, the farm-to-table concept menu completed the bucolic experience. Watching the mixologist make our drinks at the bar was like watching a chemist putting on a performance, and the drinks, lived up to their exciting build up!