Restaurant Reviews

Wheatfields Stole My Heart, Again

April 5, 2012

Wheatfields of Saratoga is not only an excellent restaurant, but in fact it is the place where my interest in food turned into my greatest passion.  For one summer I worked in that kitchen, rolling out gnocchi and slicing eggplant, among other things, and it was a summer I will never forget.  Throughout the hectic racing season I watched from the prep cook station as the hot line chefs took orders and feverishly created these magnificent meals, and at the end of the day, I loved every second of it.  So while my opinion may be biased, I know there are many more who enjoy the place just as much as I do.

The restaurant is nicely laid out, with a full bar area on the left side and a large dining area to the right, along with an outdoor patio, perfect for those beautiful summer nights.

Trained and attentive wait staff, including my new busser friend Connor, whom I promised a shout out to!

As for the food: Well as soon as the waiter handed me the menu, I knew I needed to get the chicken and sausage scarpetta, a favorite of mine.  Of course, to no avail, I was not let down.

Outstanding.  Homemade ziti, chicken, sausage, red and green peppers in a marsala wine sauce.  You can taste the freshness of each ingredient, and all of them sitting in the sauce is a perfect combination.  Honestly, I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if I had passed up the opportunity to try this dish again.

So now that you know all about MY favorite pick, here’s a peak of some other exceptional options from the menu.

Chopped salad with shrimp, another excellent option.

With romaine as the base, this salad takes it to the next level with chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, pancetta, grilled shrimp and topped with blue cheese and a citrus vinaigrette.

Ravioli Formaggio, a classic Italian dish.

Ricotta filled ravioli smothered in tomato sauce and plated with a sprinkle of chopped basil and shredded Parmesan.

Finally, it wouldn’t be a full meal without dessert.  I opted for the tiramisu.

How can you resist a presentation like that? The cake was moist and flavorful.  If I could make any change to it, I would probably add a little more espresso, but that’s just me.

In conclusion, I think it’s safe to say I was very pleased with my first ever dine-in experience at Wheatfields.  From the service to the food, you can tell that owners Tim and Colleen Holmes put their hearts into this restaurant, which is just another reason why I’m giving Wheatfields an A+.  Keep up the good work, I’ll be coming back for more!

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