August 04, 2013

The Leaning Pear

I have been meaning to go to this restaurant called The Leaning Pear for several years.  

We take a trip to Wimberley every year and I have been seeing the sign as we passed up on River Road and wondering... 

I finally saw another blogger (Sara at Walk Slowly, Live Wildly) write about their experience there and I knew... I MUST try it.

This is the lovely sign you will see as you start your drive down River Road in Wimberley, Texas.

It is a small bistro type establishment tucked just off the Main Street and River Road intersection
  and is among clusters of small home type businesses in the area.

I just found out that in a little over a week they will be moving into a NEW LARGER FACILITY and expanding their hours.  Take a look at their website for updates on all of this

There is a menu posted just outside the door as you go in.  It is a simple menu that is made with as many seasonal and local ingredients as they can get their hands on.  The owner is a great chef and he and his wife have chosen to focus on local flavors and ingredients.  That part is also very appealing to me.

The decor is simple and inviting.  It keeps the pear theme throughout the indoor and outdoor dining areas.  It was hopping from the minute we walked in.  It opens at 11:00 am and quickly fills up with locals and travelers alike.  It is certainly not a chick place because there were plenty of men who did not blink an eye at dining at such an establishment.  I am suspicious that the BBLT was a real draw.  (Bacon, Brie, Lettuce, Tomato on Sourdough)

The service and kitchen areas were fronted with a rustic tin roof material.  I loved the rustic atmosphere of the place.

This is a shot from my seat to the outdoor patio area and bar.

There were two types of soup on the menu for the day... a chilled Tomatillo soup and a warm sweet potato spiced soup.  My Mom got the sweet potato and Em and I got the Tomatillo.  I tried both... they were FABULOUS!

I chose the Leaning Pear House Salad... with mixed greens, candied pecans, fresh pears and goat cheese all from local vendors.

Em got the BBLT!  YUM!!! 

We opted out of dessert that day but they certainly had a lovely chocolate cake that was pretty enticing.  Not a great picture but there is that cake atop the rustic service shield.

This post would not be complete without mentioning the fabulous wait staff!  We had a waitress named Hailey and she was so professional, friendly, helpful and prompt in her service.  She made everything even more lovely than it already was.

I will go back!  If you are in the area... check it out. They have lunch served everyday except Tuesdays and they are open for dinner on weekends.

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