If you've been following me along as I knock of tasks of the Ollivander Mo's Adventure List, you would know that Wildflower is restaurant no. 2 out of 5 towards task number 80: Eat at 5 New Restaurants.
7037 N Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
It's located in the Casa Adobes Plaza--the same plaza that houses a Whole Foods and Frost Gelato. The main crossroads of Wildflower is Oracle and Ina. It's a wonderful little restaurant that our waiter described as "new american cuisine with european and asian influences."
Wildflower has an amazing outdoor patio area. It's decorated with string lights and is covered by the building's structure without being fully inside. Service was wonderful. Our server was patient as we attempted to narrow down exactly what it was we wanted.
They do serve complimentary bread before the meal. Just a few slices with some olive oil (to which I added some pepper) was fine as we ended up ordering the Chef's Board (seen below) as an appetizer.
If you didn't know, I love my veggies so when I saw "asparagus" and "zucchini," I had to have it. The goat cheese spread for the bread on the board was amazing. It was enough to keep us satisfied until our main courses came out. And--also because I love veggies--I ordered a half salad of the spinach salad which, for some reason, I forgot to photograph. It was light and delightful though.
I was worried that with the bread, the chef's board and a half salad I was going to be full before my food even came out, but it was actually the perfect serving size!
I ended up going for the Spinach Pappardelle. More spinach! Yum! One of the things that caught my fancy with this dish (aside from the spinach) was the fact that our waiter told us that all pastas at Wildflower are freshly made in-house. Any time I hear that, I must try the pasta.
I wasn't disappointed either. I could literally eat that pasta plain and be happy as a clam.
Brandon ended up getting the Short Rib Ravioli, which I only got a bite of, but from what I remember it was good as well. :)
By the end of the meal I felt full and satisfied without that "I-ate-too-much-help-it-hurts" feeling.
If you're ever in Tucson, you should consider putting Wildflower on you "Places to Eat" list. Wildflower is one of 15 restaurants that make up Fox Restaurant Concepts. FRC started in Tucson in 1998. Their mission is to develop restaurants with remarkable dining experiences.
For those familiar with Fox Restaurants, some of the sister restaurants that can be grouped in with Wildflower include Zin Burger Wine + Burger Bar, Blanco Tacos + Tequila, The Arrogant Butcher, Culinary Dropout and North Italia.
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