Upstate New York is full of many amazing things: parks, garbage plates, wineries, and most of all Wegmans. Most people in our area are huge fans of the grocery chain and refuse to do their shopping anywhere else. As it turns out, they excel just as much when it comes to restaurants as well. Next Door By Wegmans is located on Monroe Avenue across from Pittsford Plaza. This is a great local spot to try or to revisit if you have already been there. When it comes to ingredients according to their website, “Next Door uses the finest, freshest, seasonal ingredients that Wegmans carries to prepare our signature dishes—from the California Roll and specialty sushi to Berkshire Pork Chops and Truffle Mac n’ Cheese. And, whenever possible, all that goes into our menu is organic and from the region to add an extra dash of robust, local flavor.” The food is out of this world and the service is impeccable. They offer everything from an expansive sushi menu to truffle mac n’ cheese.
Recently, I visited Next Door By Wegmans for lunch and and my meal was incredible! We ordered the Bento Box. This came with, “miso soup, chefs choice nigiri, Asian salad, teriyaki glazed salmon or chicken, pickled veggies, tamago, shrimp tempura, asparagus, 1/2 of a sushi roll (California, veggie or spicy tuna).” This was such a fun dish to eat because it offered a little taste of many different things and of course they were all to die for! My favorite part of the dish was the teriyaki glazed salmon.
We also tried the Tuna & Salmon Poke. If you are looking for a light and summery dish – look no further! This dish was a bowl of rice topped with delicious marinated raw tuna and salmon, veggies, tamago, scallion, jalapeno, and delicious house-made poke sauce. It is a must-try for sure!
Just when I didn’t think the meal could possibly get any better; we ordered dessert. We chose the “Cookies and Cream” which are,”chef-inspired macarons and a scoop of ice cream” The day’s feature was strawberry banana macaroons with a scoop of homemade strawberry ice cream all placed over salted caramel. This dessert was so good that I considered going back again later that day for more.
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