One of the nice perks of staying in a resort is that there are easy dining options. Not all resorts offer good food, but when you find one which offers food as good as the accommodations, like finding a gold nugget in a riverbed, you want to scream, "Eureka"!
Thankfully, the Grill at the Silverado Resort had food and service worthy of a five star resort. They are renowned for their week-end brunches which feature an omelette and egg station with a chef who will cook your order on the spot.
I opted for the fruit and pastry breakfast. The croissant was decent for a non bakery, and the fruit was ripe, fresh, and delicious (melons were also available).
Omelettes can be made with only egg whites, and my friend had egg white omelettes every day of her stay. This day's special was tomatoes, avocados, onions, and cheese, served with delicious hash browns (crisp and tender), and a side of fruit.
Dinner and lunch options include a salad with roasted hazelnuts, Parmesan, and mixed greens, drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette.
French onion soup.
A perfect Crab Louie salad, with fresh crab, avocado, cherry tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, and tender greens.
A good rendition of seared salmon served with ripe tomatoes and green salad.
For children, they even offer spaghetti and meatballs.
This is a SPLIT order of their buttermilk fried chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes. The chicken was moist and crisp and the sides were comfortingly familiar.
Mud pie was the shared dessert, and everyone who tasted it said it was one of the highlights of the meal.
Wonderful wines are offered by the glass (from the region), organic Sumatra coffee and teas are served to compliment the meals, so you can't go wrong eating at this resort. The fact that the waitstaff had no problem serving a group of 9 adults and 8 children is a testament to their professionalism and great attitude. Even if you are not staying at the resort, it is worth a stop to eat at the Grill, especially if you have a large group and even more especially if your group includes children. This place has something for everyone from the adult gourmets to the finicky palates of kids. Not many places can serve diverse groups with such grace, but The Grill at Silverado manages to do so with smiles.