WeatherVane [Chicken Teriyaki Salad]
WeatherVane is one of those places where we’re always saying, “Why don’t we eat there more often?” It’s a bit off our normally beaten path — yes, we would have to travel a whole extra 8 or so minutes to get there — but the staff is always awesome, the place is just nice to be in, the food is spot on, and the prices are fair. I’m not the only one who likes WeatherVane. As of right now, the restaurant has a 100% rating on UrbanSpoon; 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, Yelp and YP; and almost a full 5 stars on Google Reviews.
A Fusion of Color, Texture, Shapes, and Flavors
Both of us immediately noticed the “Grilled Teriyaki Pineapple Salad” on the specials board out in front of WeatherVane this morning when we stopped by for lunch. However, since we’re trying to mix it up a bit with our orders I called dibs on it first. As you can see in the photos, this salad was a fusion of colors, textures, shapes, and flavors. There wasn’t a ton of grilled chicken on the salad, but that was made up for with fresh yellow pineapple chunks; red, yellow, and orange baby bell pepper slices; and green spinach. You kind of have a little bit of everything going on here: savory grilled chicken, sweet pineapple, tangy teriyaki, leafy spinach, etc. All in all a great combination of tastes that work very well together as long as you like a lot of mild baby bell peppers.
I was a little afraid I was going to get served up something slathered in thick nasty teriyaki sauce so I ordered the dressing on the side. I was pleasantly surprised that the teriyaki dressing was a teriyaki vinaigrette that didn’t have that thick overly-sweet teriyaki taste you might find at a Chinese restaurant. Instead it was light, airy, and flavorful.
It all came to the table for just under $9.00 without tip. Sadly, I did not get to try the Apple Cinnamon Scones or the Homemade Lemon Bars as advertised on the specials board, but I did gaze longingly at them in the display case.
186 Main Street
Menasha, WI 54952