Renowned wine-maker Richard Arrowood, formerly of Arrowood Wines and now with Amapola Creek, stopped by to visit and dine with us at Trax. Whether it was Richard's outstanding wines, or the menu I prepared for the evening that made the meal special is up for debate. What I know I'll remember most is how Richard took the time to let me introduce him around the restaurant to our loyal clientele. I'm happy to consider him a friend. Here's a photo of Mr. Arrowood, Chef Reynolds & me in the kitchen after dinner. Below you'll find a list of some of my favorite Amapola wines.
We have a lot going on this month including a new prix fixe t-bone steak dinner for 2, Dining Out for Life on Thursday, April 25, Rock 'n Roll on the patio on Friday, May 3, Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12.
I'm also getting excited in anticipation of the opening of the Ambler Farmers Market. Opening day is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 1. We'll provide more details about the Farmers Market as we get closer, along with some exciting news about how you can starting your morning at the farmers market with locally roasted coffee from Chestnut Hill Coffee Company.
Steven Waxman, Chef/Owner
Trax Restaurant & Cafe
PRIX FIXE STEAK DINNER
Announcing our new Prix Fixe Steak Dinner for two. If you love a good steak, you'll love this dinner, which includes a dry-aged, 40 ounce, prime T-bone steak, salad and dessert. $75 per couple. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of our BYOB policy as I can think of several great reds in my collection that I would enjoy with the T-bone.
Reserve yours now. For reservations, call 215/591-9777 or click here.
ROCK 'N ROLL ON THE PATIO
We'll kick off the alfresco dining season on Friday, May 3
with rock 'n roll by Out of Order. It's Ambler First Friday and we couldn't think of a better way to get the neighborhood rocking and rolling! Music will begin at 8:30 p.m.
We invite you to join us for dinner or bring your own lawn chair and just enjoy the music. As always, we're BYOB. The kitchen will stay open until 10 p.m.
Reservations suggested for those who want to make an evening of it by including dinner. For reservations, call 215/591-9777 or click here.
We'll open our doors on Sunday, May 12 for a very special Sunday Supper in honor of mothers and wives. Though we're not typically open on Sundays, on Mother's Day we'll be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Bring your Mom and family and enjoy a special prix fixe menu that won't disappoint. Three courses for $45. Children's menu available.
Appetizers (choice of)
Shrimp & Watercress Bisque
Shaved Fennel, Green Apple, Red Onion, Hearts of Palm, Parmesan Cheese
Hearts of Romaine, Creamy Caesar Dressing, Pesto Crouton
Arugula, Grilled Portobella Mushroom, Parmesan Cheese, Citrus Vinaigrette
Roasted Red Peppers, Seasonal Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, House Made Pesto
Roasted Asparagus, Prosciutto, Goat Cheese
Entrees (choice of)
Stuffed, Braised Veal Breast with Broccoli Rabe, Aged Provolone and Sundried Tomato
BBQ Glazed Berkshire Pork Chop, Cranberry Apple Compote
New York Strip Steak, Wild Mushroom Sauce
Free Range Chicken Breast, Rosemary Caper Sauce
Poached Salmon, Cucumber Dill Sauce
Lump Crab Cakes, Remoulade Sauce
Desserts (choice of)
Pound Cake, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Marinated Strawberry Sauce
Chocolate Indulgence Soft Centered Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Sauce
Key Lime Pie, Whipped Cream
Fresh Fruit, with Raspberry Sherbet
Reservations suggested. For reservations, call 215/591-9777 or click here.
Wine-master Richard Arrowood has been making wine in California for a long time. When I meet him in 1983 he was the wine maker for Chateau St. Jean in Sonoma. He is an innovator and was one of the first winemakers to identify specific estates where he was sourcing grapes from and put them on the label, now common practice. After leaving St Jean he created his namesake winery Arrowood Wines. He and his wife, Alis, recently sold Arrowood Wines and moved not to far away to Amapola Creek. Amapola Creek a very special place on the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains. While in Pennsylvania he visited us at Trax and we were happy to sample his wines and cook for Richard.These wines are now available at the PLCB specialty stores listed below:
Amapola Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 for $59.99 in these stores: Newton, Ardmore, Maple Glen, Flourtown, Whitemarsh, Swedes Square. Code 45974
Amapola Creek Zinfandel Monte Rosse 2009 for $35.99 in these stores: Whitemarsh, Swedes Square, Chestnut Hill. Code 45975
DINING OUT FOR LIFE
Join us on Thursday, April 25 for Dining Out for Life, when a portion of our proceeds will benefit men, women and children with HIV/AIDS. Dining Out for Life was founded in Philadelphia by ActionAIDS. This is the 23rd anniversary. I am proud to say that this is the 14th year that we have participated in this worthy cause. For more information, click here.
Walk-in welcome. Reservations available. For reservations, call 215/591-9777 or click here.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
For a complimentary gift on your birthday, email us your birth date - no year necessary. And your anniversary date too! And, for the most up-to-date information about specials and what we're serving, follow us on Facebook & Twitter.
TRAX RESTAURANT AND CAFE
Trax Restaurant & Cafe is a cozy BYOB in the old Ambler Train Station. A neighborhood gem serving tastefully American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, organic ingredients. Outside dining in our award-winning garden. Open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday from 4:30 - 10 p.m. Three-course prix fixe dinner available Tuesday through Friday from 4:30-6 p.m. by reservation only.
Walk-ins welcome. Reservations accepted at 215/591-9777 or online.
Prix Fixe Dinner - 3 courses for $30 on Tuesday - Friday from 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations REQUIRED. Full party must be seated by 6 p.m. If you're going to the show, let us know.
Tell us your birth date & anniversary we'll send you a treat on your special days.
Trax Restaurant & Cafe, 27 West Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002, 215/591-9777.