Last night I headed to Whisknladle with the family, for a menu preview of San Diego Restaurant Week. The Whisknladle Hospitality Group never disappoints. The same people own Prep Kitchen, one of my all time favorite spots. The awesome thing about Whisknladle for restaurant week is that they are offering up their whole menu to try. Typically restaurants limit their menu to around 3 choices for appetizer, entree and dessert. Whisknladle says they want to provide their whole menu so guests can really get the chance to try any of their items at the reduced rate.
Our Menu Picks
Cutting Board: Chef’s selection of House Cured Meats & Artisan Cheeses
Baja Mussels: White Wine, Garlic Butter, Cream Fraiche, Herbs, Chili Oil & Bread Crumbs
Scallops: Spanish Chorizo Puree, English Pea, Lima Beans, Carrot, Heirloom & Cherry Tomatoes
C.A.B Top Sirloin: Organic Braised Greens, White Beans, Celery Soffritto, Roasted Shallots & Demi-Glace
Flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake: Cherry, Vanilla Ice Cream, Cherry Compte & Chocolate Crumb
Caramel Corn Parfait: Popcorn Gelato, Brown Butter Blondies, Caramel Popcorn & Peanuts
Mark and I each ordered the Restaurant Week special so we each got an appetizer, entree and dessert. It was a lot of food but well worth it. Every dish was cooked and presented very well. My absolute favorite dishes were the Baja Mussels and the Caramel Corn Parfait. Hands Down: Must Try! The mussels are served in a rich and creamy butter garlic sauce with just the right amount of heat. We used our table bread to soak up all the yumminess of the broth and the mussels were cleaned and cooked perfectly with such great flavor. The Caramel Corn Parfait was like no other dessert I have tried. I mean who has ever topped their ice cream with carmel popcorn, peanuts, sweet and salty blondie cookies and drizzled caramel. Amazing!
The Top Sirloin was our favorite of the two entrees. My hubby loves steak so he could not get enough. The scallops were pretty tasty too. The cutting board is a nice dish to share. There is a large variety of items to taste. A few meats and cheeses mixed with sauces, olives and toast. And if you are a fan of chocolate and dark cherries than you must try the flour less chocolate olive oil cake. It is super dense and rich in chocolate. I love the combination of chocolate and cherry and the vanilla ice cream helps to cut the richness.
If you are having a tough time trying to decide where to eat for San Diego Restaurant Week, look no further than Whisknladle. They really have something for everyone. Their other entrees include a house-made pasta with sausage, swordfish, salmon with lobster mushrooms, fried chicken with creamy polenta and a tasty looking pork chop. Let me know if you stop by! I’d love to know what your favorite dish is!
1044 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA
I received a meal for media consideration. All opinions are my own.