Pardon the tardiness of this post and the iPhone photos but I had to share with y'all about the great find I discovered on Christmas Eve. My dad treated my mum, my aunt and uncle, and myself to a Christmas Eve dinner at Paul Martin's American Grill in Westlake Village. I had never been before and was delighted to enjoy a great meal out (my first true dinner out since getting sick) with loved ones and Paul Martin's did not disappoint!
Because it was Christmas Eve, there was a seasonal menu offered in addition to their traditional dinner menu.
|Seasonal Dinner Menu|
As a starter, I shared a bowl of their dinner menu's roasted butternut squash soup with my dad (it was served - without our need to ask - in 2 individual cups). The shared portions were perfect as a starter and both my dad and I raved to our table-mates that this was the best butternut squash anything we'd ever had. De-Lic-Ious! Spoon licking good.
For my entree, I chose a truly divine grilled lamb sirloin from the seasonal menu. The meat was perfectly tender and melted in the mouth. I felt like I had come in from the Sahara and was being treated to a great feast.
Who really leaves room for dessert? But it was Christmas Eve and we all decided to get two puddings to share with plenty of spoons. First up was the Pear Huckleberry Crisp --- A++++ --- this was scrumptious and everyone at the table was happily diving in for another scoop or two of this yumminess.
We also tried their Devil Food's Cake which was as you might expect -- very chocolatey! Good chocolate, at that! However, it was also extremely rich and we could only manage a spoonful each. The whipped cream garnish was much needed but it was a pity it was not a larger scoop of whipped cream. ;)
All in all, it was a most delightful evening out with family on Christmas Eve enjoying some truly scrumptious dishes. If you are ever near a Paul Martin's American Grill --7 locations in California and 1 in Scottsdale, AZ -- and hankering for a special treat, I would highly recommend a visit!
The ambiance is laid back with a large bar - great for getting a drink or two before meeting your party, modern furnishings and extremely friendly and helpful wait staff. Reservations can be made online or by phoning ahead.
For the Westlake Village location:
Address: 100 South Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village CA 91362 (in the Promenade)
Dinner Entree Cost: $14-$40
Phone: 805-373-9300 (Reservations allowed)
The Joyous Living's Rating: 4/4 stars