This weekend some of my dearest friends were all in town and we got together for a reunion lunch. The suggested restaurant: Hillside in Ahwatukee. It’s a cute little local restaurant with delicious and fresh food.
The inside is very open, almost rustic warehouse style, with large windows which lets in all the light and looks out onto a cute little patio with a fireplace.
First we started off with the dranks. I ordered a pinot grigio – which was a mellow sweet white, but definitely would recommend the Chardonnay which was crisp, full bodied and fruity.
For food, it was a struggle to decide. The entire menu just looked so delicious and I just couldn’t limit myself. So I split with one of the girls.
We shared a Blue Sky Mixed Greens Salad (shaved pear, grapes, blue cheese, almonds, fried shallots & red wine vinaigrette on a bed of crispy manchego) which was sweet and refreshing and a sandwich. The Tuna Melt was perfect – crunchy toast, perfectly melted cheddar cheese, and a crunchy and sweet tuna filling, all accompanied by a side of crispy rustic fries.
It was simply delectable. And did I mention that they plated each half separately, so we had our own pretty bowl of salad and plate of fries and sandwich. I love when restaurants do that!
It’s a great place to meet up and support the local economy with friends. I know I’ll be back again soon to try out their other dishes.