Sunday, December 19, 2010

Parkside Grille - Portola Valley

The table is set with poinsettias

Appetizer: Ahi tartare in wontons with chile soy glaze

Appetizer: Homemade mushroom infused mini meatballs

Appetizer: Grilled chicken satay

Choice of Entrées:

Chardonnay poached river salmon in citrus beurre blanc with
garlic mash potatoes and braised Delta asparagus

Grilled organic hanger steak, Dijon butter,
fingerling potatoes, arugula Blue Lake string beans

Dessert: chocolate cake or gelato with homemade biscotti

Great Christmas party under the redwood trees. Enjoyed my salmon in citrus beurre blanc. It was really flavorful. A friend who had the hanger steak said that though it was delicious, the meat was a little tough. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers. Another entrée selection was the wood roasted oven breast of chicken. It was hard to steer the group to the table to start lunch. They lingered a while longer in the bar area where the appetizers where spread out over the counter. For dessert I had the chocolate gelato with homemade biscotti which to my surprise, I ate to the last drop! The staff was on top of everything and service was attentive and smooth.

Parkside Grille is located at 884 Portola Road, Portola Valley, California. http://www.parksidegrille.net/home.html

And a Merry Christmas to all!

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Images by Charie


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