A couple of days ago, my sister Sylvie and I tried out Woodbees restaurant located on the Zalka highway.
We ordered the quinoa salad as a starter. It included white quinoa, cucumber, dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, grilled halloumi cheese coated in oregano and was served with a Dijon lemon dressing. The salad was a nutritious bowl of quinoa; simple but tasty.
Known for being “the house of sandwiches” we ordered the chicken shawarma sandwich and the Proscuitto and Brie to share.
All their meats are grilled using a special grilling technology through an automatic grill designed especially to cook a variety of meats and vegetables simultaneously. With this automatic grill, Woodbees claims to always guarantee fresh, quick, and consistent meals. The chicken shawarma was ok, as I felt like some of the chicken was overcooked and hence dry. The homemade garlic sauce though had an original taste.
As for the prosciutto brie sandwich, I am usually not a fan of mixing sweet with my salty food, but the combination of the blueberry compote went well with the cheese.The sandwiches were filling and the whole grain Woodbees bread was crunchy and tasty.
We also had the Parmesan Truffle Fries, golden fries seasoned with truffle oil and Parmesan cheese, on the side to accompany the sandwiches. Although Tasty, the combination was dry and the Parmesan cheese kept falling off and was difficult to eat.
Concerning the deserts, I was very disappointed. We ordered the Mango delice and the Chocolate Layer Verrine that looked mouthwatering on the menu. Regardless to say that all the previous platters had no sign of presentation, the deserts looked like they were prepared in advance and came in plastic containers as if they were ordered to go.
All in all, it was a simple wholesome meal, which could benefit from some creative presentation and some additional ingredients to make it more satisfying and memorable.