Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Off to Dayton

Sunday we were invited, by a sponsor, to visit the Roman Antiquity show at the Dayton Art Museum. The "center piece" of the exhibit are mosaics from a Synagogue found in Tunisia in the late 1800's by a French Army Captain, digging in his garden. The structure and art probably goes back to 300 to 400 CE. The mosaics are remarkably preserved and very "modern" in design and use of color. These, of course, are my uneducated comments.
After our tour we went to "The Paragon Supper Club",797 Miamisburg - Centerville Rd, Dayton, 45459,-937-433-1453. Our friends told us that the Paragon was founded by a Manager of "The Pine Club", who broke away, almost 30 years ago.
The Paragon decor looks to me like a Supper club should. Dark wood, leather, booths, tables and servers who have been there a long time and know their business. The menu is heavy on meat but has seafood and plenty of well prepared sides. I believe the "Pine Club" and Paragon are known for their steaks and trimmings.
I chose Calf's Liver, served with Onions and Bacon while Marilyn had Veal Piccata on Angel Hair, both were well prepared. We both started with a green salad with an excellent vinaigrette, supposedly an original from the "Pine Club". We also both chose creamed spinach, again very good, while my second side was stewed tomatoes, too sweet, and Marilyn's other was ,done just right, broccoli. Bread and rolls come with the meal. The Paragon has a full bar, from which we all had drinks to start our dinner, and is handicapped accessible.
For desert the table shared a large delicious hot fudge covered ice cream ball. The hot fudge was perfect in consistence, flavor and warmth. Total expenditure, $60 for the two of us including gratuity.
It was a very educational and pleasant day and we were home around 9 PM.

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