Restaurant: January 2012 Archives
Last night I took a trip out to Panza's on Saratoga Lake for dinner.
Panza's is another one of those Saratoga gems that is tucked away
outside of town but SO worth the short drive. With that being said, the
all around experience was outstanding.
The restaurant itself has a ton of history, dating back to the 1800's when Ma Panza traveled over from Italy and without even being able to speak English, made a name for herself with her cooking. Since then, her great grandsons have taken over the family business, and I'm sure are making their great grandma proud.
The highlights of 2011:
Wheatfields - As most of you know by now, Wheatfields is one of my favorites in Saratoga. My very first blog post was dedicated to Wheatfields, and every experience I have there is a great one. When people ask my suggestions for where to eat in Saratoga, it's always at the top of my list.
Cafe Capriccio - This restaurant has been around the block a few times, but it's one of the newest in Saratoga. I tried them out back in October and was impressed on so many levels. The food was spectacular, the service was superb, and a note I didn't get to mention in the original review was that the chef actually came out to talk to us on what was a very busy Thursday evening. Hands down a fabulous experience.
Leon's - Per Rachel Ray's suggestion on "$40 Dollars a Day", I went to Leon's this summer and tried The Burro Ranchero. Let me tell you something, there's nothing like an authentic Mexican meal in the dead of Summer with a strong margarita in hand. This is exactly what I got when I went there. While I have yet to experience some of the other popular Mexican restaurants in Saratoga, I really loved Leon's.
Now with those reviews behind me, I look into the new year with a few resolutions. First, I'd like to be more loyal to all of my readers. That means greater and better reviews, including the return of pictures! Second, I want everyone to know that I recognize the value of honesty, and I vouch to be honest and critical in order to give my readers the best reviews I can possibly give. Finally, I understand there's always room for improvement. With that being said, if you have any suggestions for me, I will gladly accept them. Please, don't be shy.
I hope everyone had a great 2011, but I have a feeling 2012 will be eeeeeven better. Happy New Year!!