I’ve been to Wheatfields in Saratoga a number of times (past blog) and I knew there was a location in Clifton Park (54 Crossing Blvd Clifton Park, NY 12065) but I hadn’t made it there until last week. Last week was Saratoga County Restaurant Week and I love taking advantage of a specialized menu for $20.13. For appetizers, they were offering a Salmon Cake with lemon, dill and Dijon cream with a pickled carrot and spicy cucumber matchstick salad as well as a market salad with a tomato, cucumber, carrot and sun-dried tomato & ginger vinaigrette. I chose the salmon cake.
I enjoyed the cake but I was disappointed in how small the portion size was. I understand that it was just an appetizer but a little bit more of either salmon or salad would have been welcomed. I loved the salad. I’ve never had spicy cucumber before but paired with the sweeter pickled carrot and I would’ve eaten a whole bowl of that stuff. The cream wasn’t too bad but there was no strong flavor of lemon or dill in it and I don’t know if that’s because the salmon cake set it off or it was meant to have a light flavor but I actually preferred it that way.
For entrees, the first option was a Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo with handcrafted fettuccine and scallions which would have been my first pick if my stomach could handle Alfredo sauce. The second option was a Beef Bourguignon that was red wine braised with cupollini onion, carrot, celery potato & peas. Beef Bourguignon is most easily compared to a beef stew but what makes it a different flavor is that red wine. My aunt had it and said she really enjoyed her meal. I went with the Baked Haddock with black pepper & leek fondue and a lemon tarragon risotto. The lemon they gave me with it really enhanced the flavor of the dish. The haddock itself didn’t really have a flavor of its own but the fondue gave it enough that I enjoyed it. I loved the risotto. It was cooked perfectly and paired with the lemon I put on the fish so well.