Phatphood Eating Twin Cities: Danny’s Bar & Grill – Joining me on this adventure to find the perfect food pic is We’ve Tried It’s very own Missy G and we are dining at Danny’s Bar & Grill located at StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater, MN. Chef Ron is a multi-medal winner in American Culinary Federation Competitions dishing out some of his amazing creations using locally sourced and naturally raised foods. Let me start by typing – I need to start dining at more golf clubs if they are all this amazing. Nothing but awesomeness coming up…
First thing given to me upon my arrival is this foo-foo drink. Yup, one of those but this one does taste pretty damn good, actually. It is called a Georgiapolitan ~ Ciroc peach vodka, Cointreau, limejuice and cranberry juice, served with a lime wedge. I wouldn’t be mad if another one was accidentally ordered for me.
Macadamia Nut Encrusted Goat Cheese ~ warm Stickney Hills Farm creamy goat cheese, mango chutney and flatbread crackers. The goat cheese was indeed warm, and it spread like butter. I’ve always been a fan of goat cheese and I’m really enjoy what the chef has done with this. I could smell the mango chutney once it hit the table. This is a lovely medley here combining the three.
A special that is currently being served as an appetizer, Salt and Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna ~ sauteed Asian slaw, wasabi aioli, with a soy ginger glaze. This is a very, very refreshing appetizer that won’t overfill you. That aioli was on point. Hurry up and get here to try this before the next special takes over.
You know, I’m not super big into salads, but if it is unique or has this much bacon in it, I’m an instant lover of salads. Iceberg Wedge ~ crumbled black river bleu, crispy bacon, tomato and bleu cheese dressing.
American Kobe Waygu Burger ~ half pound, lettuce, house pickles, 5-seed bun, thick cut bacon, cheddar cheese. Local grass fed beef…awwww so savory and fresh. I love how it moo’s with every bite. I’m in burger heaven. It’s served with house cut fries with partial skin on, yup! Thanks Chef Ron!
New York Steak & Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti ~ 7oz grilled strip steak with olive oil and charred lemon. I’ve actually been craving white sauce spaghetti for quite some time. Great touch with the NY strip! Also, I never would have thought to squeeze the lemon over this dish, but sure glad it was recommended, what a delicious citrus splash on this already perfect combo.
Finally, the dish I’ve been reading about and the gold medal winning best seller here at Danny’s Bar & Grill, Chef Ron’s very own Pecan Walleye ~ dried cherry maple bacon pecan butter sauce (yea, read that again and fall in love with it), wild rice pilaf and roasted seasonal vegetables. Feed her this and she is yours.
16oz Bone-in Rib Eye ~ with a loaded baked potato and fresh vegetables. Butter love. This steak melted in my mouth like the butter that puddles upon it; perfectly cooked steak with a tasty potato to accompany it.
CHOCOLATE TURTLE MOUSSE CAKE ~ rich chocolate cake layered with double chocolate mousse, topped with fudge sauce, caramel and candied pecans. I typed the title of this dessert in all capital letters for a reason. OMYUM!
Chef Ron wanted me to have a chocolate martini to pair with my slice of chocolate cake. Who am I to say no to a multi-medal winning chef? Pour it up! Chocolate Martini ~ Stoli vodka, Bailey’s and Godiva. Rimmed with hot cocoa I believe. Perhaps another foo-foo drink, but if you follow me on Instagram (Phatphood), you will see that I am really starting to fall for these.
Tableside Baked Alaska by Chef Ron. What a wonderful finale to many outstanding dishes, and when the alcohol burns and the flame goes out, it is still…nothing but love.
Missy and I had a great time not only enjoying the wonderful food presented to us, but also the conversations that we had with Chef Ron. He is well known here because he comes out and talks with the patrons and interacts with them, great guy in and out of the kitchen. I recommend coming during the off-season of golf, this place really has a warm cozy vibe that really fits in with the current season. Everyone that I talked to about Danny’s asked if I had eaten their brunch; unfortunately I haven’t…yet.
Danny’s Bar & Grill 13600 N Hudson Boulevard, Stillwater, MN 55082