dining melt-down - not at chenery park
- cj callen
My partner and I checked out chenery park, which is close to home. We had strolled by it one day a few months ago when someone (the owner, I now believe) handed us a menu. nice.
finally made it there and it was packed. apparenty got a review in the chronicle and as a result, business, which had been slow was no longer so.
Great service and a meal to match. Partner had an autumn salad with fuyu persimmons, pomegranite seeds, butter lettuce, and a pear vinagrette. He followed that with porcini papardelle (sp?) bolognese. my starter was shrimps with crispy fied onions and fennel on a bed of frissee, finished wih a tart, surely citrus-based dressing. I followed with duck breast with risotto (with an autunmal presention - pouring out of a squash). Normally I never order risotto out because resaurants rarely take the time to do it right - it is so much better home made, but it was delicious. Although we were quite full, we each had a dessert - he the ubiquitous warm chocolate cake (with chantilly creme) and I with the almost ubiquitous warm ginderbread cake with pumpkin ice cream and caramel sauce.
Overall, a delighful night out. What's been your experience???
We also live in Glen Park, and have eaten at Chenery Park five or six times, maybe more. Each time has been better than the last. They threw a great "party" on Halloween. We regularly bring the kids (ages 4 & 10, with lots of restaurant experience) and are made to feel welcome. The 10-year-old doesn't recommend the mac&cheese, however.