Upscale Dining Awakens Smyrna

The next stop in fine dining? The Inn at Duck Creek.

The Inn at Duck Creek, an upscale, farm-to-fork restaurant and tavern, is expected to open in mid-August in the Kent County town. It’s been a labor of love for business partners Howard Johnson and Donna Ignasz, who have been renovating the stately Victorian and Federal-style buildings at the corner of North Main and East Commerce streets for more than a year.

They already have a chef in place—Christopher Rauber, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Expect local farms and businesses like Harvest Ridge Winery, Painted Stave Distilling and the new Blue Earl Brewing Company to be featured on a menu that will showcase American food with a sophisticated twist (like the chef’s shrimp dish shown at left). Read more in the August issue of Delaware Today.

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