About Oreads


Haste thee nymph, and bring with thee
Jest and youthful Jollity,
Quips and cranks, and wanton wiles,
Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles,
Such as hang on Hebe's cheek,
And love to live in dimple sleek;
Sport that wrinkled Care derides,
And Laughter holding both his sides.
Come, and trip it as ye go
On the light fantastic toe,
And in thy right hand lead with thee,
The mountain-nymph, sweet Liberty.

~ Excerpt from L'Allegro by John Milton

In Greek mythology, nymphs were minor goddesses of the natural world-protectors of forests, rivers, oceans, mountains and meadows. They were the artists who composed the wild beauty of the earth, nurturing animals, growing trees and flowers, and shaping the environment around them to craft secret grottos and springs. Some were companions of the major gods and goddesses: the bold Maenads drank under the stars with Dionysus, and the Dryads shyly flitted through the forests alongside Artemis. Others were the guardians of specific environs: the Nereids played in the frothing waves of the sea along the shores; the Leimonides frolicked in wide sweeping meadows.

And the Oreads danced in the mountains.

As piercingly beautiful as the sun setting among the rocky precipices, and as strong as the bones of the mountains they inhabited, the Oreads made their homes in the highland woods, mountain grottos, and near the streams and waterfalls that wound around their peaks. They were the keepers of the treasures of the mountains: diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and gold all were held safe under the Oreads' care. These immortal nymphs were also the patrons of adventurers and travelers, guiding them through treacherous mountain passes, and at times inviting those lucky few to their lavish mountain banquets - feasts that would last for days and nights on end, and that were often frequented by the gods themselves.

We would like to give you a taste of those elusive mountain indulgences, and so we have strived to create an atmosphere and menu that any Oread would be proud to delight in. From first-class appetizers to mouth-watering entrees and delectable desserts, each dish is created from scratch, using only the freshest and highest quality of ingredients. For a one-of-a-kind dining experience you won't soon forget, look no further than Oreads, the mountains' best kept secret.