Baldwinsville, NY — Entrees rarely surprise us, but there we were at Perth Mimmons in Timberbanks, Baldwinsville, discussing seared scallop entrees. Chewy and bright ($34), it adds earthy and vegetable flavors to the risotto.
It was refreshing to see the effort and creativity the restaurant put into their scallop entrees. It is usually pan-fried or seared, seasoned with salt and pepper or Cajun-style spices, and served over rice. In Italian restaurants, scallops are typically paired with shrimp and served in a scampi sauce, or garlic and butter, or olive oil. There are exceptions, but they are few in number.
In Persimmons’ kitchen, scallops are grilled with sautéed garlic and lemon and served over risotto with spinach, fresh peas and asparagus. Finish with parmesan cheese, roasted pine nuts and mint. You get the fresh flavors of produce and the brightness of lemon and scallops, but it’s the mint that ties this dish together, refreshing the palate and enhancing the intensity of the surrounding elements. It was an elegant dish that matched the season.
It was our first trip to the restaurant behind the clubhouse of Timberbanks Golf Club. Our patio table had views of the 17th and 18th holes of a semi-private course that opened in 2009. Persimmons debuted in 2022, promising a so-called country club fusion: lofty yet approachable cuisine in a classy yet casual setting. .
In addition to serving the finest scallops, you can also choose from 3 different cuts of steak.
You can order from one of the area’s most impressive lists of bourbons and scotches, or opt for cocktails such as “The Chuchi,” an Italian mule made with vodka, limoncello, ginger beer and lime ($14).
Another example of this fusion is the combination of juicy, slow-cooked short rib meat and avocado sour cream that takes the Mini Short Rib Tacos ($11) from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The addition of avocado and lime to the sour cream adds a buttery tartness that goes well with beef.
The crab cakes ($16) had very little binder and the fishy crab meat was very pronounced. Two of his crab cakes, the perfect size for an appetizer, served with tangy remoulade and crisp homemade potato chips.
Arancini (Italian-style fried risotto balls) are not a new concept, but they are trendy. The Persimmons version ($13) combines arancini with buffalo wings for a spicy appetizer. Your brain thinks cheese and rice will make it a little easier, but it’s fooled by the heat of a medium-temperature chicken wing in your mouth. A bed of homemade buttermilk blue cheese and chive cream provided a refreshing touch to the dish offering a balance of creamy and crunchy textures.
Our disappointment was Lucy’s Bolognese ($26). This is a sticky beef-based sauce full of veggies but less tomatoes, served with pappardelle pasta. The pasta was cooked al dente and the sauce looked perfect. Unfortunately it tasted like boiled pasta and parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. The sauce was hopelessly bland.
We found comfort in the Creme Brulee ($12), which features a light egg custard and brown sugar topping. It didn’t have the promised blood orange flavor, but the homemade vanilla ice cream with sweet blackberries on top distracted us.
There was also carrot cake ($13). My wife says it was delicious, but I think the carrot cake tastes like garbage, so that’s not much of a reference. Desserts are made in-house.
The kitchen and servers worked together to pace the dishes so they didn’t overlap and struggled to create space between courses. It was a great feat on a busy Thursday night. This effort was appreciated by us as we tend to order more food than the average group due to reviews and the table can get crowded quickly.
This blend of thoughtful, innovative cuisine, attentive service and stunning scenery is something some restaurants take a lifetime to achieve and others like Persimmons have been betting on since the early days of their inception. is.
restaurant: Persimmons, 3536 Timberbanks Parkway (off River Road in Timberbanks Golf Community), Baldwinsville. (315) 635-8812.
Takeout/Delivery? There is no delivery, but if you call the shop, takeout is also possible.
outdoor seating? yes.
reserve? Yes, by calling the restaurant or the Resy app.
credit card? yes.
Noise level: Manageable. We sat outside and didn’t have a problem with noise. I thought the noise level was politely moderate when using the restroom indoors.
Access for the disabled: Wide sidewalks, barrier-free entrances and parking lots, and spacious restrooms.
parking: There is ample space in the private car park.
special diet? Vegetarians have options, as do dairy-free diners. Gluten-free dishes are not listed on the menu.
Children’s menu? we are not aware of it.
time: Tuesday, 5pm to 9pm. Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30am to 9:00pm. Friday and Saturday, 11:30am to 10:00pm. Sunday, 10am to 8pm. Closed on Mondays.
price: Appetizers mostly range from $20 to $40. Her dinner for two with drinks, appetizer, entree, dessert, tax and 20% tip was $202.18 for her.
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