–by Dave Williams–
I presume we all like BYOB restaurants for the same two reasons: 1-without good food they won’t be in business long and 2-it enables us to enjoy a good to great bottle of wine without the hefty price of a 200-300% mark up. Many are pleasant experiences and worthy of return, a few are exceptional and cherished, holding high anticipation for a return. Seasons on Main in Bloomsburg falls into the latter category with plenty of elegance, luxury, intimacy and personal touch.
As the name implies, the menu is seasonal with 4 corresponding menu changes a year with many local farm to table components. As a self-trained chef, Gary Vadakin’s passion for food started young at home and transformed into a career around 30 years old having worked in a number of top restaurants in NYC, Philadelphia and Miami. In the end, he wanted his own restaurant and in February 2013 he accomplished that. A key insight, the staff has knowledge and longevity which speaks volumes for the atmosphere and success of the Seasons on Main.
I experienced the Fall menu which had both traditional and creative offerings. The selection was limited with good variety. I started with Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Scallops followed by Harvest Mixed Greens with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Salad. My entrée was Grilled Harvest Game Sausage Trio composed of Wild Boar with cranberry red wine, Venison with blueberry merlot and Elk with pear and port wine sauce. Fresh, excellently prepared, presented and memorable. A St. Veran Macon chardonnay started the meal, followed by Tratori Dry Creek Zin which were great meal partners.
Seasons on Main has limited seating so reservations are highly recommended, if not necessary. Bloomsburg is about an hour North of Harrisburg making it a destination, but well worth it.
Seasons on Main, 10 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, PA. 17815 (570) 336-2790 Open: Wed-Sat. 5-9PM www.seasonsonmainpa.com