Few of us are intimately familiar with Eola Wine Company located on the coveted Park Avenue. For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure, Matt Coltrin (former manager at EWC) purchased it, bringing with him years of hospitality expertise and a full-on kitchen with exciting dishes. Proprietor Matt Coltrin’s vision of The Parkview is a home away from home. Unpretentious, solid brunch and dinner menus, laid-back atmosphere, good music, a friendly staff, and, best of all, it’s perfect for sun-soaking or people-watching parked right on Park Avenue.
Speaking of bar, the craft beer menu isn’t just some random hefeweizen, but painstakingly curated, by yours truly, Matt himself, a beer enthusiast. Everything is pretty affordable and the drink program including wine, is as good as it gets.
Chef A.J, inspired by the seasons and local produce has judiciously, and, mind you, skillfully, created a menu that pairs swimmingly with both wine and beer. Here’s a brief synopsis of our decadent meal.
The Parkview– Roasted Beets, Mixed Greens, Grapes, Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Strawberry Vinaigrette. A timeless combination, sweet roasted beets paired with candied nuts, goat cheese, and tangy strawberry vinaigrette – May I have a glass of pinot noir or perhaps a crisp wine from Loire?
We also tasted the Bibb Salad– Locally Grown Bibb Lettuce, Gorgonzola, Bacon Vinaigrette, Pickled onions. The warm bacon vinaigrette was a refreshing addition to this classic salad.
Roasted Artichokes, Pickled Red Onion, Red Pepper Pesto, Arugula, Manchego. Raw, grilled, steamed, or canned; I adore artichokes. After I got past the beautiful composition – bright, tangy, crunchy, and fresh flavors had me squealing in delight. More often than not, kitchen’s don’t truly know what to do with artichokes. Chef A.J’s creation won my fidelity with one bite!
Confit Chicken Wings – House Cured Confit Wings, Sweet Chili Hop Syrup or Basil Verde. Certainly not your ordinary grandma’s wings, Chef A.J’s signature spin on these crispy wings, perfectly juicy and succulent, tangy and savory lip-smacking sauce, is a full on winner, especially on these warm summer days while sipping a chilled glass of lager.
Wellington – Braised Short Ribs, Caramelized Onions, Butter Mushrooms, Pickled Gypsy Peppers, Demi. The ultimate in luxurious roasts, Parkview’s Wellington combines melting in your mouth short ribs, rich mushroom duxelles, all encased in a buttery crust, served with asparagus and rosemary fingerling potatoes. Are you drooling yet?
Truffle Mac – luxurious, silky bechamel, perfect sauce to pasta ratio, crunchy topping, sensual aromas of truffles – certainly a grown up version of the good old mac n cheese which I would be gladly content to devour as my main meal.
Proudly boasting a killer chef, thoughtful service, great drinks, affordable prices, and a super chill vibe, its the kind of every day late night or lunch hang out that every part of town needs. The Parkview is the kind of place, where you stroll in for a pint of beer, or a glass of mimosa, and end up staying for dinner.
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