Thursday, September 02, 2010

Great Restaurant Find: The Pony

Since Hubs got his motorcycle, we've found excuses almost every weekend to take off for a ride. Last weekend we took off to Pemberton, a sleepy little town north of Whistler. The ride is so beautiful-curvy roads beside the ocean, gorgeous mountain views, and lots of forest.

I was so wishing I had brought my camera but I admit it's sort of hard to take photos when you're on the back of a motorcycle.

The plan was to meet a friend, but the friend couldn't make it so we found ourselves in Pemberton, and hungry. Roaring down the road back to Whistler, we suddenly spotted a busy little restaurant.

Busy=probably really good.

What we had stumbled into was the The Pony, a local favorite. Hubs and I sat out on the patio and ordered the shrimp club, and a grilled summer veggie panini. What then caught my eye was a little blurb at the bottom of the menu: " At the Pony we believe the food we eat should be fresh, clean, and produced close to home, for us that's Pemberton BC"

I don't think I've ever seen that on a menu.

I loved the patio. It was a bit small, but allowed us to people watch a little while we sat in the sun, chatting about the ride and what we planned to do over the week. Then the food came.

Fresh organic greens, topped with berries, goat cheese, and candied pecans. Grilled panini stuffed with melty cheese, pesto, and grilled veggies. Hubs and I looked at our plates, eyes wide, and both of us commented that we didn't think we'd be able to eat all the food in front of us.

Oh, but we really wanted to. Have you ever had something that is SO delicious that you just CAN'T stop eating it? You finish every last morsel and then even consider licking the plates?

I've never had a restaurant meal that was so fresh and delicious. The salad? Best side salad I've ever eaten. The panini? Kinda like a gourmet veggie pizza, all gooey and melty and delicious.

We relished every. Single. Bite. I wished again that I had brought my camera, so I could show you all what it looked like.

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