"This year, the Pluckemin took an unusual step for a fine-dining restaurant and simplified its menu...Mrs. LaGrassa gave the thumbs up and the change was made with no dumbing down." read more here
"...This year, owner Gloria LaGrassa, who has previously promoted from within, did so again, elevating Kevin La Femina to executive chef. Good move? The answer is on the plate. " read more here
"When Andrew Lattanzio stepped down as executive chef early this year, owner Gloria LaGrassa did what she has done before: hired a Pluckemin veteran. Kevin Takafuji, who was a sous chef at the inn in 2007, is the latest in a line of superbly talented and experienced chefs who have come into their own at the now 12-year-old restaurant." read more here
"Executive chef Andrew Lattanzio responds to praise with becoming modesty. When his chilled zucchini soup—a purée eventful with tender lobster, luscious burrata, snipped basil, tiny sourdough croutons and poignant violet flowers—is called creative, he replies, “It’s just basic.”..." Click to read more
"The Pluckemin turned 10 this year, and under Gloria LaGrassa, its co-founder and owner, it keeps getting better. "
"Pluckemin Inn has the entire concept down pat. You will feel cherished."