Martini and a Burger!

Whenever we happen to have a Friday or Saturday night without  plans and find ourselves without a dinner reservation…

We steal away to The Village Pub in Woodside and sit at the bar and get a martini and split a few things including their delicious Pub Burger.


They only list the burger on the bar menu, so if you are in the proper dining area, you can still order it! It is definitely worth it!!!


We were very lucky on our last trip up there and were seated in the bar at this lovely table by the fireplace!

Be sure to also order the butter lettuce salad!

The salad sits on a tarragon mousse and is tossed with a walnut vinaigrette, it reminds me of an elegant green goddess dressing!


The burger comes with duck fat fries and homemade tomato catsup!


Chris ordered a martini called the Grey Houndstooth, it’s made with Benedictine and the bar manger, Brandon Clements, won first place with this drink when he submitted it to the Benedictine Bartenders Challenge. The drink is absolutely delicious! Look he practically drained the glass before I was able to take the picture, it was that good!!!  I was able to procure the recipe… I’ve included it below!


We also ordered the olive oil poached halibut! Sooooo good!!

It’s such an amazing restaurant… the food, service and ambiance are simply wonderful. It’s always a perfect date night!!!

The Grey Houndstooth

A pinch of Superfine Sugar

1/3 oz freshly squeezed Lemon Juice

6 dashes of Grapefruit Bitters

3/4 oz Vodka

3/4 oz Benedictine

3/4 oz freshly squeezed Grapefruit Juice

4″-5″ length Duke’s peal of  Grapefruit for Garnish

Stir together first 3 ingredients in a martini shaker, add next 3 ingredients add ice and shake, double strain the pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with grapefruit peal.

One Response to “Martini and a Burger!”

  1. Laurie says:

    Yummy, I need to go there!!

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