Engaging in dinner conversation is like memorizing the encyclopedia—it's enlightening, informative, and a proven cure for narcolepsy. Avoid falling asleep in your food with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of American comfort cuisine and drinks at The Abbey.
The Abbey displays its culinary expertise for all to see on a menu that induces salivation even as views of Ventana Canyon feed hungry eyes. Executive chef Virginia “Ginny” Wooters hides taste buds beneath tasty layers of comfort fare, such as a grilled-cheese sandwich constructed from whipped brie, sliced heirloom tomatoes, and zucchini pesto ($13) or The Abbey Burger, which pairs its meaty parts with bacon jam, aioli caramelized onion, white cheddar cheese, and a griddled english muffin ($13). Flipping dinnertime completely upside down, the restaurant also prepares a breakfast-for-dinner option ($12) served with a side of alarm clocks that must not be ignored. Down-home delights reach far back into the cookbook with “Grandma’s” gnocchi, a concoction centered on english-pea puree and mushrooms ($18).
The Abbey’s extensive wine list features whites and reds by the glass and bottle, each a potential mate for the meal. Cocktails and beer also make appearances, facilitating eloquent toasts whether patrons are outside on the wrap-around patio or enjoying the sleek atmosphere, high ceilings, and funky décor inside.
Serial restaurateur Brian Metzger never lets success with his current restaurants stop him from making his next culinary dream a reality. The Abbey's intimate brick-and-stone dining room marks his second foray into comfortable fine dining. Along with executive chef Virginia “Ginny” Wooters, he drafts a menu full of contemporary comforts, such as their take on updated versions of gnocchi and pot pie. Their influence extends from the kitchen to the full bar, where mixologists whip up craft cocktails spiked with fresh, seasonal fruit juices.
Whether seated on the wrap-around patio or gazing out the windows of the dining room or bar, a rolling vista of foothills tumbles away before diners' eyes, often igniting memories of joyfully rolling down hills as a child or painfully falling down hills as an adult.
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