In a small town like Amherst, NH, its not always easy to find a hidden dining gem, so allot of times I will venture out to Milford or Wilton or even over to Bedford in search of new and interesting cuisine. Luckily for me I have found just such a hidden gem in The Rustic Leaf Bistro in Milford, NH. I have passed by The Rustic Leaf Bistro numerous times on our way to the Milford Drive in (which we are counting down the days till they open, look for a blog on that this spring!). I am a big proponent of using local ingredients and supporting local farms and farmers, so one of the things that drew me to The Rustic Leaf Bistro was their heavy use of local ingredients from surrounding areas. Hey, the blog is called "Eat Local" for a reason you know? So for my first visit, I opted to stop in for lunch. The first thing you notice when you walk in is how bright it is. From the photos on the website I was not sure what to expect for lighting for the photos, but it has such great light, windows everywhere, and has a warm, inviting feeling to it that wraps you up once you walk in the door.