Eden is a standout largely because of its diverse list. Chardonnays include Acacia Winery Lake Vineyard, Jordan Russian River Valley (2006) and the classic Pouilly Fuisse Louis Latour France (2007). The selections of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, white varietals and reds are equally extensive. Pinot Noirs include Dierberg Santa Maria Valley (2006) and Three Saints Santa Maria Valley (2007). Want to impress a date? Try Eden’s four-course wine dinners.
Eden is synonymous with fresh. There are no processed, pre-packaged items used in its kitchen, and all stocks, pastas, soups and sauces are made on the premises. Chefs cut the beef and fish, which comes in daily, courtesy of Sea Eagle Fish of Bethany Beach. Staffers procure local ingredients, as well as organic ingredients, whenever possible. Olive oil, whose health benefits are well known, is the cooking oil, and the only fried items are garnishes and, once in awhile, oysters. Eden depends on Bob Russell growers in Milton for most of its produce. The chicken breast is certified organic. “Our philosophy is to start with fresh ingredients, and to combine them in a way that allows their natural flavors to speak for themselves,” says director of operations Danielle Panarello.