The premise of the show is that a once-successful restaurant has fallen on hard times. At its lowest point, Chef Robert Irvine and his team of specialists show up to "save the day." It usually makes for high drama and an engrossing rise-from-the-ashes story.
We drove up to the Country Cow a few days after Irvin and his team were scheduled to be there but the restaurant had closed and there was no signs of life. We weren't sure what happened. We had heard that there were restaurants that Irvine worked with that were deemed "too broke to fix".
But we'd eaten at the Country Cow, which sits next to the Blair Bridge. The food was very good and if the palce didn't seem to quite match the romance of its surroundings, we didn't think a smart restauranteur couldn't make it work.
Well, apparently, Irvin's visit was a success and the episode of the show with the local eatery was shown this summer.
Thanks to our friends at BusinessNH magazine for filling in the details.