Wellington, FL is home to one of the most high-end, elegant, eff-you-money events: Polo. It attracts the cream of the crop. The top of the top. A place that I need to spend more time in if I’m ever going to reach my goals of being a Real Housewife. And in one of Wellington’s most tried and true destinations, the Polo West Golf and Equestrian Club, they have recently opened their latest feature, a full bar and restaurant, aptly named Polo Bar & Grill.
The first thing I noticed upon walking in (besides the handsome gentleman who should have been hitting on me instead) was the cozy, comforting glow of the fireplace. Although the decor is chic and modern with its gorgeous chandeliers, there is still that family feel – which was appropriate, since I brought both my mom and my dad!
The cocktail menu immediately screams “RELAX you’re in vacation mode,” which was perfect because it allowed my Dad to order one of the girliest drinks possible, the Mai Tai (it’s okay Pops, you’re on vacation, it’s allowed). Polo Bar & Grill makes theirs with Kraken Rum, Free brothers Orget, Cointreau, Lime and Pineapple juice – you can basically hear the Bob Marley music playing in the background already. For me, as soon as I saw that they had a Mule on the menu, I was sold. The Pineapple Tail Shot Peach Mule is probably one of the most well thought-out mules I have ever had, combining all the right flavors to make it refreshing and unique: Deep Eddie Peach Vodka, pineapple juice, and Ginger beer. Cheers y’all – let’s go to the races.
One of the things I was most excited to try was the Wild Mushroom & Bleu Cheese Flatbread, with its mix of wild mushrooms that are drizzled with a balsamic glaze. It’s a great share plate, if you’re in to that whole sharing thing. Me, I would eat this whole.
A signature item and perhaps my favorite of the night was the Curry Chicken Wontons served with a sweet chili sauce. Combining two of my favorite types of cuisine? Just TRY and hold me back.
But what REALLY got me ready to head for the races was the 12oz grilled pork chop, basted with guava BBQ sauce and served with horseradish sweet potato mash and seasonal vegetables. Just based on the description I was so fried up that I could have outrun Seabiscuit. The sauce for me was the star of this dish – if I could bottle it up and take it with me I would have and probably run out of the restaurant like Gollum screaming “My precious!!!” Side note: you can also get this sauce on the wings.
I wore a flowy dress to fit more food in, don’t judge me.
Whether you’re betting on a horse or not, bet on the fact that you will find something that suits your palette at Polo Bar & Grill: a delicious drink, a perfectly flavored sauce, or your future spouse who knows how to live the fancy life – it’s all waiting for you. I’m betting on it.
***I received complimentary noms in exchange for this post, however, you cannot bribe me with food, so all opinions are my own.