by Kimberly and David Hawkins
Our first stop for outdoor dining after the recent pandemic shutdown was Tatiana’s Restaurant in Mechanicsburg. Located conveniently off of Route 15, the beautiful patio was just the escape we were looking for. This family-owned business serves Mediterranean and Ukrainian cuisine exquisitely prepared by Chef Ash. After a personal review of the menu by the chef, we decided to start with the Ukrainian Meatballs prepared with Champagne Alfredo sauce and Gorgonzola cheese. Pleased with our choice, we moved to the main course. I chose the Vegetables Lugano. This tasty choice consisted of organic roasted apples, broccoli, roasted eggplant, onions, zucchini, and red peppers all tossed with extra virgin olive oil in a garlic basil sauce over Mediterranean rice. The portion was plentiful, which meant I got to enjoy it a second time the next day. David enjoyed the Filet Mignon Bourguignon. This dish is prepared with grass-fed filet tips sautéed with garlic, onions, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and Ukrainian sausage in their signature sauce; served over Mediterranean rice. The meal was a masterpiece from start to finish. And as this establishment is a BYOB, we enjoyed a Rosé of Pinot Noir from Starmont Winery and Vineyards in the Napa Valley that paired very well with our selections. We highly recommend a visit!