My car is currently a rolling advertisement for Venture Outdoors — a moving storage space for climbing gear, camping equipment, and miscellaneous accessories for the horse and dog. However, as everyone in western Pennsylvania is well aware, the recent weather hasn’t been good for anything much more than surfing the net for hiking trails in Hawaii while daydreaming about campfires and fireflies and spending the night under the stars.
Surprised by nice weather one recent evening, Jeremy and I were anxious to spend some time outside, so we headed over to Calabria’s at the Frosty Valley Golf Links. They had just opened their deck seating, and so we snagged one of the few tables that wasn’t covered with sound system equipment. We didn’t care — we were thrilled to be outdoors.
We ordered the stuffed zucchini appetizer ($7.95) — zucchini and cheese rolled up and breaded, a clever take on an old favorite.
Jeremy’s Chicken Cordon Bleu ($15.95), chicken medallions served Romano style, topped with prosciutto and provolone an a sherry brandy sauce was pleasant and tasteful.
My homemade gnocchi in tomato sauce with Romano cheese ($11.95) was soft and the sauce sweet; a lovely dish for an outdoor meal.
We’ve got a few must tries for our next visit: Pasta Calabria ($12.95) with penne, spinach, tomato sauce, and Romano cheese and Oriental Glazed Salmon ($17.95), a center cut filet grilled and glazed with a spicy and sweet soy sauce.
For a more casual or lighter meal, Calabria’s has a selection of calzones and sandwiches and fries, and a lighter lunch menu as well.
Pay them a visit and play 18-holes, or just stop in to enjoy a meal and the view off the back deck. It’s worth the trip!