Pleasant Dining at the Parkview Cafe

 This past summer, I had the opportunity to have lunch several times at a cute cafe in Westfield, New York, a short 15 minute drive from the inn.  When I heard they were starting to serve dinner, I was thrilled!  The Parkview Cafe is right on Main Street, next door to Brazill’s on Main, a long time Inn favorite.
 The Cafe is well appointed, with elegant tablecloths, chargers and
crystal chandeliers.  The new owners continue to make improvements, and
indicate there will be outside seating in warmer weather.

We
visited for dinner twice.  The menu was new the first time we visited,
and was the same a month later when we returned.  Items are a nice mix
of seafood, meat and some limited vegetarian options.

Mussels with Bacon

We
started with a special for the day, which was mussels with bacon and
blue cheese.  The appetizer was very generous; enough for four, without a
strong blue cheese flavor. On the second visit we ordered the Seared Wild Sea Scallop appetizer. They were perfectly cooked and tasty.

My
favorite in both visits was the OssoBucco, made with pork shanks
(versus the traditional lamb). Again, the portion was large (my brother
looked a bit like Henry 8th with the huge bone in front of him).  Meat
was tender and tasty, just wish there was a bit more of the dark brown
sauce.  Veggies in all the dishes were perfectly cooked.

Scallop Appetizer
Chicken Cordon Bleu

OssoBucco

During the visits we tried two of the chicken dishes, the Parkview Chicken (which is like a chicken fried chicken with a white sauce) and Chicken Cordon Bleu (two huge pieces with tasty cheese and ham inside).

Seafood Alfredo

We tried the Seafood Alfredo and the Stuffed Shrimp.  The Alfredo looked a bit dry to me, but I was assured that there was plenty of sauce.

The Stuffed Shrimp, however was a bit dry, make sure that you ask for extra butter sauce if you order.
Dessert on both occasions was satisfying without being spectacular.  The chocolate cake was a bit dry, and the coconut cake had a nice flavor.

Decent Wine Selection

Would we come back?  Absolutely!  The atmosphere is nice, and allows for a relaxing and quiet dinner.

Bunny Salt and Pepper Shakers

Another interesting item is their salt and pepper shaker collection. Each table has a unique salt and pepper shaker, gifted by various patrons who travel.

Salt and Pepper Piggies

Salt and Pepper Piggies in a Tub

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