Why? Wood & Wine!

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Last week, my parents and I grabbed dinner at Wood & Wine in Avon. I had tasted the yummy Wood & Wine chicken, asparagus, and gouda mac-n-cheese at L’Amour du Vin and wanted to give the rest of the menu a try.

We started with cocktails, including an orange creamsicle sangria for Mom. It sounds strange, but it was more blood orange tart than overly sweet and, despite not looking creamy, had a creamsicle smoothness. I was pleasantly surprised!

For dinner, I chose the scallop and shrimp sackatini.

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This dish has pasta pockets filled with cheese, tossed with shrimp and scallops and served in a light sun-dried tomato cream sauce. The sauce was not too heavy or salty and the pasta was tender. The shrimp and scallop pieces were small, but plentiful, for the price point ($19).  I enjoyed this dish, as evidenced by my completely clean plate at the end.

Dad had the classic chicken parmesan and, since I couldn’t sneak a bite or a picture, I think he really liked it! Mom chose the coffee-encrusted pork tenderloin, served with roasted vegetables and butternut squash ravioli with rum butter sauce.

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This was a decidedly fall-like dish to me, but despite being a bit seasonally off for my palate, it was delicious. My one complaint is the rum butter sauce, which was more the consistency of apple butter and could overwhelm the butternut squash flavor.

For dessert, we chose strawberry shortcake.

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The dessert selection was somewhat limited. Actually, there a lot of options but only one non-cheesecake option. Cheesecake is not the way to this girl’s heart, so strawberry shortcake it was. The dessert was middle of the road for me and I found the entrees to be of a higher quality.

Wood & Wine occupies a space that looks like it used to be a Denny’s or Perkins-style restaurant. The wood-fire oven and wine room are nice and the restaurant has done a lot with the space, but it still needs a bit of effort to overcome the Denny’s-interior vibe, particularly in the booths. However, the food and price point are both good and for casual pizza or pasta in the far west ‘burbs, Wood & Wine is worth a visit.

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3 Responses

  1. Wood & Wine is one of my favorite places! I didn’t get the Denny’s vibe but being I’m newer to the area I wouldn’t know what anything “used to be.” I like you can get seated there relatively quickly being it’s out in the burbs.

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