Description of lunch at the Wildwood Kitchen & Bar, an art-filled restaurant and bar located in the upscale Pavilions Shopping Center.
Two friends and I spent a few hours on a recent Sunday perusing the artisan wares at the annual Kiwanis Art Fiesta. The event is held annually at the Pavilions Shopping Center.
Lunch was also on our agenda that day. The Wildwood Kitchen & Bar, one of several restaurants in the Pavilions Shopping Center, was our first choice. When we started to get hungry, we decided to try to beat the lunch rush. We had not made reservations, but we were agreeable to sitting at a high-top table so we were seated without delay.
We had asked to be seated indoors as the day was heating up. However, the back entrance of the restaurant adjacent to the large outdoor patio was open so we had the best of both worlds.
Wildwood Kitchen & Bar Lunch
First of all, our server provided us with the brunch/lunch menu. To start, one friend ordered a bottomless mimosa (Poema Cava, Brut sparkling wine, fresh squeezed orange juice) ($10). My other friend and I each settled on a glass of Napa Valley Chardonnay ($8).
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After asking a few questions, one friend ordered the soup of day – gazpacho ($8), to be followed by an Impossible Burger (100% plant based burger, sharp cheddar cheese, burger spread, pickled onions, tomato, lettuce, artisan bun) ($16).
The bottomless mimosa, served in a small carafe, was judged to be “just ok”. Both the gazpacho and Impossible Burger, however, were greatly enjoyed.
The other friend ordered the Grilled Chicken Sandwich (grilled chicken on a Ciabatta roll with herb aioli, smoked apple bacon, pickled red onion, Little Gems lettuce and fries) ($13). The Grilled Chicken Sandwich was declared to be “very good” and the fries served with it were said to be very tasty.
The Chicken Salad (rotisserie chicken, mixed greens, carrots, red onion, Campari tomatoes, Laura Chenel goat cheese, six minute egg, pepitas, white balsamic vinaigrette) ($15) had caught my eye. The salad was huge. I had ordered a salad as I was not overly hungry, but it was so tasty that I had virtually finished the bowl by the end of the meal.
After asking about dessert, and confirming that the portion size was small, one friend ordered the chocolate cake (warm chocolate cake, French vanilla ice cream, raspberry) ($7). Each of us sampled the dish – which was delish. It reminded me of the molten lava cake I enjoyed on my first and only cruise to date.
After that, two of us resumed making the rounds of the artisan booths while the third found a shady spot on the Wildwood Kitchen & Bar patio to await our return.
To sum up – chalk up another good experience at the Wildwood Kitchen & Bar.
See related blog post: Annual Sacramento Restaurant Review Recap (2018)
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