Bonus birthday dinners are the best. Since I am rarely back home for my birthday anymore, my parents wanted to treat me to a belated birthday celebration on my trip. My dad made a reservation at TimberCreek Tap & Table, a brewery in Grove City, PA near the outlet mall.
The restaurant has an old, wooded tavern feel, but with a modern flair. The brewery is under the restaurant, and you can actually see it through glass floors. That’s a neat way to show off the process.
To start our meal, we got two orders of soft pretzel sticks with beer cheese, which were only $5 on the happy hour menu. The pretzels were lightly fried and had a crisp outside but were soft on the inside. My sister thought they were too salty, but I thought they were perfect. Plus, the beer cheese was a wonderful accompaniment to the pretzels.
For my dinner, I ordered the caprese chicken, which consisted of boneless chicken breasts covered with melted fresh mozzarella and topped with cooked tomatoes and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. The chicken was incredibly tender and juicy, and sliced at the slight touch of my knife.
The chicken was served over a creamy risotto. Creamy is definitely the correct word here. This risotto was smooth and velvety. I don’t know if I have ever had a risotto that creamy. It paired phenomenally with the flavors of the chicken. All the acidity in the chicken balanced out the fat in the risotto.
Even though this was my first experience at TimberCreek, I have all positive reviews on the food I was served. I would be curious to go back and order something else to see if the experience holds up to this first one.
*This post reflects my honest views. I did not receive any compensation or other incentives to post this review.
TimberCreek Tap & Table
15 Holiday Blvd, Mercer, PA 16137