Tuesday night before going to bed, Cousin Jane, who was staying at my apartment mentioned that she and my sister DL would be having dinner at Westville on Wednesday and that I was invited. I have looked at the menu before and agreed that I would attend. The extensive list of market sides piqued my interest. Also, I skimmed through the Yelp reviews and there were mostly positive. It also helped that even though they serve market fresh dishes, the prices were reasonable.
On Wednesday, CJ, DL and I met at the restaurant at around 8:45pm. I was the first at the restaurant and I was surprised to see a line of people waiting in the drizzle. I went in and asked the hostess how long the wait was and she said it would only be 10-15 minutes and that I need to let her know when everyone is here. Within five minutes, CJ and DL arrived. I updated the hostess and we waited outside and checked out the list of the daily market sides and specials. There was a seared pork chop that sounded delicious and I actually thought about getting it. Once we were seated (it did take about 10 minutes), we were handed updated menus and to my disappointment, the pork chop was crossed out.
I decided to go with the grilled chicken just so I could have two market sides. I ended up picking green beans with almonds and sweet potato fries. I was thinking that the green beans would cancel out the sweet potato fries. DL also got the grilled chicken, but with pesto mashed potatoes and roasted zucchini with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. CJ was indecisive at first and was going to get an entree that did not come with any market sides. In the end she caved and got the four market sides for $13. She picked green peas with shallots and bacon, soy glazed tofu with broccoli, brussel sprouts with honey dijon and mushrooms with leeks and herbs. When our dishes came out I was very excited. I love love love sweet potato fries and these were very tasty. They weren’t too crispy. The string beans were crunchy and tasted fresh. The chicken breast was nicely seasoned and not dry at all. I tried almost all the sides, but was too busy enjoying my meal. I had my first brussel sprouts ever and it was exactly what I imagined it to be: eating a tiny head of lettuce.
DL has been to Westville many many times since it’s probably her favorite restaurant. She mentioned that the desserts are really good here as well. Conveniently there was a chalkboard with all the desserts of the day. There was apple pie, blueberry pie, chocolate souffle and mixed berries cobbler. There was also a list of cookies. For oreo cookie lovers, they had homemade oreo cookies! At the end of our meals, it was decided that CJ and I would share desserts since DL had finished up CJ’s sides and was now too full to eat anything else. CJ and I agreed on the mixed berries cobbler and the peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. The cobbler ended up being in one of those souffle dishes, but it ended up being very tasty. Inside, there was strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. CJ and I gobbled up the cobbler with some vanilla ice cream. The cookie was also very good. It wasn’t too buttery or even peanut buttery, but there was still the peanut butter and chocolate flavors. All in all, we were pleased with our meals. I ended up paying $23 for a delicious and fresh dinner!