of Georgetown residents where they liked to dine and almost to a person the response was Wildfire. Would the locals steer us wrong?
“Claiming top honors for the Best Restaurant in Georgetown, Wildfire is a place to ignite your palette and warm your senses.
The building still retains much of its original splendor—especially the pressed tin ceiling accented by period-style lighting.
Chuck started with a cup of Fire Roasted Hickory Corn and Shrimp Chowder containing, in addition to the corn and shrimp, cheese, and small pieces of potato all lightly flavored with bay.
And with the soup came a basket of warm yeasty rolls.
His entrée was the Blue Com Encrusted Catfish with chipotle cream, fried red bliss mashers, and jicama cole slaw.
It’s usually Chuck who has trouble making a menu decision, but on this day it was my turn. After many stops and starts I finally settled on the Smokehouse Roast Beef. If smoking is the restaurant’s specialty, don’t I have to order something smoked?
But let’s talk potatoes. Regular readers of this blog know that I am not a big fan of mashed potatoes. But these were something else. I’m not sure how they were prepared, but should I try to recreate them, I would: mash the potatoes, spead the mashed on a sheet pan, partially freeze, cut into squares, dip in batter, fry. They were like chicken fried mashed potatoes.
We finished by sharing a Texas-sized slice of Mascarpone White Chocolate Carrot Cake described on the menu as layers upon layers of sweet, moist, rich carrot cake with cream cheese and mascarpone butter cream.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.
Our walk back to the Big White Truck took us past two sculptures located on the town square.
Sculptor: Bob Coffee
Sculptor: Pokey Park
And then it was time to head to Galveston, TX.