No restaurant in Delaware embodies Wyeth-country elegance so pitch perfectly as little Domaine Hudson. The opulence. The love of fine art, wine and horses. The melding of Victorian and country grace that feels equal parts inviting and private. All the signifiers we connect with polite Brandywine Valley society were woven into the restaurant’s fabric at its inception nine years ago in a back pocket of Wilmington’s business district. In owners Michael and Beth Ross—who took over in 2011—the restaurant gained new life and direction straight from its wheelhouse. The couple remains devoted to sharing great wine from a seemingly endless cellar, as well as robust, forward-thinking cuisine. Sommelier Roger Surpin acts as encyclopedic tour guide. Chef Dwain Kalup keeps the kitchen buzzing. If you missed the September restaurant review, see more of what dining critic Matt Amis has to say about Domaine here.