Carson Valley’s Signature Pasta 2015: The Grill Next Door’s “Wednesday Homemade Pasta”
Congratulations to The Grill Next Door on winning our search for Carson Valley’s Signature Pasta Dish with its “Wednesday Homemade Pasta.”
As the name implies, it’s served only on Wednesdays, it’s homemade and it’s pasta. Outside of that, pretty much anything goes. They do everything from Blackened Chicken Fettuccini and Pappardelle Mushroom Ragú to Spaghetti & Meatballs or Chicken & Eggplant Parmesan. Pictured below is their Thai Chicken Pasta served recently.
You can find out their weekly special by visiting their Facebook page.
Up next week, we continue our journey around the dinner table with Salad Wars. Start thinking of your nominees now. Nominations open June 8.
Here is a closer look at the finalists:
The Grill Next Door: “Wednesday Homemade Pasta”
1302 Langley Drive, Suite 3, Gardnerville Ranchos, 775-265-8841
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Breakfast only served Saturday and Sunday).
It takes on a different look every week, and it’s only available on Wednesdays, but this two-time CVT Wars winner has made a name for itself with made-from-scratch cooking and big flavors.
CV Steak: “Seafood Linguini”
1627 US Highway 395 N, Minden; 775-783-6650
Hours: Monday-Sunday 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Their chef starts a fresh sauté for each order by browning lobster, shrimp and scallops. He completes the sauté by mixing in a lemon butter cream sauce with fresh dill, diced tomatoes and capers – and serves it over freshly cooked linguini pasta. By the time this entrée arrives hot at your table, you will have already enjoyed a basket of freshly baked and still warm sourdough bread and our house salad which some consider a meal in itself: we start with mixed greens (romaine and iceberg) and add artichoke hearts, croutons, Parmesan cheese and grape tomatoes. Each salad is tossed tableside with our special house dressing which is best described as a creamy Italian herb dressing (shown “on the side” in the photo – always an option).
Philadelphia Restaurant & Sandwich Company: “Spaghetti & Meatballs”
1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville Ranchos, 775-392-3370
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
House marinara over thin spaghetti noodles with homemade meatballs using Bently Ranch beef. The Ranchos eatery doesn’t skimp on the portions and has found a forte with its pasta dishes.
Saletti’s Restaurant & Bar: Seafood Pasta
1623 Highway 395, Minden, 775-309-4244
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 4-9 p.m.
A medley of clams, mussels and shrimp served over fettucine either white alden (white wine, garlic, butter, tomatoes and basil) or red alden (traditional house tomato sauce). Comes with salad or soup and fresh bread.
While the following didn’t make the final round, here are the top honorable mentions from the nomination round:
– Khristopher’s: “Chef’s Choice”
– Pizza Factory – Ranchos: “Freshly-Baked Lasagna”
– Katie’s Country Kitchen: “Chicken Alfredo”
– Hamdogs: “Spaghetti & Homemade Meatballs”
– Jethro’s Oven & Grille: “Spaghetti”
– Carson Valley Country Club: “Pesto Pasta Primavera”