After four consecutive visits to The Turf Club and forgetting my camera every time, I’ve decided I’m blogging without pictures and will insert some at a later date. In addition, this might be all over the place since there’s a lot I want to say and I’ve visited so many times, so please bare with me.
The Turf Club is relatively new in Saratoga, replacing The Spring Water
Inn which was there for well over a decade. Previous owners of Beverly’s
bought up the space and have been open for about 8(?) months now. Right upon the re-opening, I wanted to try it out and see what the buzz was all about. The main reason why I’ve been reluctant to post about The Turf Club without showing pictures is because the chef creates such beautiful presentations with his food it deserves to be shown!
To start off, the Asian chicken nachos are definitely worth discussing — these delicately fried tortilla chips with a sweet ginger teriyaki glaze and topped with grilled chicken make my mouth salivate just thinking about them. If only I had pictures to show… this appetizer was dynamite. The sweet yet tangy sauce complimented each element of the dish to a T!
Moving along, I must say that the best section of the menu has gotta be the homestyle dinners, which consists of dishes like Shepard’s Pie, Macaroni & Cheese, Meatloaf and Chicken & Dumplings.
My lovely date ordered the Chicken & Dumplings and let’s just say he was finished before I had the chance to take 2 bites out of my Macaroni & Cheese. Luckily I had the opportunity to snag a bite of it before it was gone, and let me tell you, it was really really good. The biscuits were homemade and fluffy and the chicken and gravy was like the inside of a hearty chicken pot pie. The only problem with it was that Tim ate it so fast I could only get one bite!
As for my mac & cheese – it should really be called cheese with a side of macaroni. Holy cow was that cheesy. I liked the flavor of the cheese but could have used a little more spice or kick. For me, it was a little too plain.
Finally onto dessert – Unfortunately I have yet to get dessert at The Turf Club. But don’t worry friends, I’ll report back with an update, and pictures. Promise!